I wrote the title to this post and only noticed later that I had accidentally typed Goals and suck. hahaha That's probably more accurate.
I like goals because I like the feeling of accomplishment but I haven't been great about following thru lately. I really wanted to run a half marathon in October of this year. I had to take a whole year off from working out when I was pregnant and then recovering. When I finally got the go ahead to start working out again earlier this month, I was excited. I had big plans of doing a DVD workout every day (to build muscle and tone) and running several nights each week (for endurance) after Milo went to bed... Once I did that for an entire month I was going to reward myself with these babies:
This has been harder than working out! I've created several versions of a family budget for us but we just don't seem to have the "stick-to-it-tiveness" that I had when I was a single gal. I used to have a healthy savings and contribute to retirement funds and college funds and all other necessities and still have money left over at the end of the month. Now we have a double income and I can't figure out where all the money goes! I guess we've just been living it up since we got married... I'm really determined to get things back on track. A new baby is more expensive than you might realize - especially nanny costs! While we do have money for all the necessities, I like to have extra for "shoe funds" and "vacation funds" and "Kimmy's next car needs to be a Mercedes fund". I kid. not really. But I am thinking more and more about moving in a couple years. I love our house and the size of it but I'd like a little more space and a pool and some trees. I know that will cost in this area so we need to start setting aside money now. And I'm also determined to go on vacation next summer. By that point it will have been a year since our vacation to Cancun so we'll be due for some beach time.
Soooooo. I think the answer is this. I will start small. I will take a walk/run a few times a week (especially since the temps are nicer now). I will get the regular size KitKat instead of the King size. That will be my "get healthy/weight loss" goal for now. And we have a new and improved budget that involves us spending much less. We won't eat out (as much) and I promise to spend less on random shopping sprees. We can do it, right? Now if I could just somehow get amazon blocked from my laptop...