So I guess it's time for my August goals. I've been thinking a lot about it. I have tons of little goals but I think I want to concentrate on 3 big ones:
1. Declutter, declutter, declutter... This month I'm joining Kim at Out My Window on her de-cluttering challenge this month. I've been doing OK overall but I want to bump it up a notch and actually clean a couple of rooms and areas of the house and get 50 things out of the house in August.
2. Lose weight. The first part of the year I was exercising regularly and slowly losing weight. But for the past three months life got on the way or just got lazy. Either way, I gained back everything I lost and then some. I didn't even step on the scales until last Sunday. And it showed 154.4 lbs...Here, I said it! I know at 5'6" I'm still within a norm but I really don't like this norm. The problem is that I was in 110-115 lbs range before I got married and had kids. I was always skinny growing up and at my teenage years I even put thin pads at certain places to get more curves. Yeah, I know, silly me! Anyway, I've been married for less then 7 years and I gained 40 pounds. It's painful! Even though I don't want to be 110 lbs again, I would love to be at the 130s range. So I'm back on this wagon! I will exercise at least 3 times a week and eat more fruits and veggies and less IKEA chocolate...My guilty pleasure! I want to lose at least 4 lbs in August, 1 lb a week sounds very reasonable.
3. Stay within a budget in all areas. I'm ashamed to admit but lately we've been going over in some areas of our budget, especially eating out and miscellaneous. But after our big purchase last month our saving depleted significantly. So it's even more important for us to keep our spending in check. Plus we have a vacation/staycation coming very soon and that will be an additional expense. I'm not going to go for a no-spend month or anything. I'm just going to be more responsible!!
So these are my big goals for the month. I will update on them, probably, on Wednesdays. Come join me or just wish me luck :)