- Work out 5-6 days a week.
- Cook meals at home at least 4 days a week, ideally 6, with a focus on the nutrition of the meals.
- Take at least 12,000 steps and climb 15 flights of stairs each day.
- Cut off all ties with soda...that wonderful, calorie-free, caffeinated fizz.
- Get Mac active and outside whenever possible.
- Put our house back on the market this spring.
- Commit to living in our home and making it work for us...until someone finally buys it. (It's cute, I promise! You know you want to buy it!)
- De-crappify whenever possible. There's just too much stuff and so little of it is actually needed.
- Keep it clean! Use daily chore list to keep things under control.
- Live within our means.
- Plan out long-term expenses for the year.
- Put the difference between our current mortgage and our dream future mortgage into savings each month.
- Save and plan for experiences--trips, outings, family fun. I would rather put our money into doing rather than having. Except of course, for a future home :)
- Plan fun nights out with David, kid-free.
- Talk on the phone, even though I hate it and would SO MUCH rather text.
- Try to spend time with friends instead of just vegging at home, even though my couch bubble is easier.
- More time reading and less time watching crap tv.
- Figure out my career path. I'm happy with my job, but budget cuts are always looming just off stage. If this job goes away, I need a direction.
- Go to church each week we're in town, as early as possible. It's easy to plan on going to evening church and then getting caught up in something else.
- Join a core group or a bible study.
I borrowed these categories from a blog I read, Imperfect. The original post is here.