1. Walk at least 500 miles this year (400 miles walked and 100 left to go)
We had beautiful weather last week so I walked six miles outside and then did two Bodyfit by Amy videos on Youtube to finish out my ten miles. *I finally bought a 15lb kettlebell (I have been using a 10lb one for the last year), so I had fun trying out new Kettlebell workouts with it.
2. Read more classic and nonfiction books
I was in a spooky reading mood, so I picked up The Hound of the Baskervilles this week.
3. Keep a gratitude journal
- Thankful that only Ben had a stomach virus recently. I always hold my breath for a few weeks after someone gets sick with it and wait for the dreaded malady to attack its next victim. (#Spookymonth)
- It has been beautiful lately in Alabama. The leaves are starting to change and we have hints of fall in the wind.
- I am so grateful for podcasts. I have to stay in town while my kids are at play practice (its too far to go home for an hour) so I have been walking at the park and enjoying listening to my favorite podcasts. Typology, What should I read next?, and Lazy genius podcasts are my current favs.
4. Try new foods and recipes
It looks weird, but my dad bought a freeze drying machine and has been making lots of goodies lately. This gem was okra with Cajun seasoning on it. Delicious! Much healthier than potato chips.
5. Do more things as a family
We have spent a lot of time together driving to co-ops and play rehearsals, does that count??
6. Buy more used items
Our youth group is hosting a baby shower for the Save a Life pregnancy resource center for the month of October. I headed to the thrift store to pick up a bag of baby clothes for really awesome prices. I got 16 pieces for under $20.
Total saved buying used so far in 2021: $307
7. Take each child on a monthly outing by themselves
-I took Ben to walk at the park while we listened to some rock music. We also saw some medieval reenactors setting up for a Saturday meeting, so that was surreal.
-I hope to do something with Emma this month now that she is less busy (no more work or play rehearsals) it will hopefully be easier.
8. Finish my 2019 NaNoWriMo novel
9. Work on my bullet journal skills
I have had a lot of fun doing monthly bullet journal themes this year. Besides keeping up with my day to day stuff, I have been writing down all the books I am reading and I am already over 70 books read for the year!
10. Eat 5 fruits and vegetables each day + drink 96oz of water
I did this for five days this week. I have been especially enjoying peppers and broccoli this month for some reason…oh and the awesome dried okra of course.
Have a great week!