Wednesday, January 5, 2011

New Years Goals

Okay. I've had time to think, really think. I'm always worried about posting goals. I've never been good at keeping them, and I just didn't want myself up this year for failure. But...we're on day five and things are going pretty good. I tried really focusing on just a few goals. I know that I can't change everything at once so I'm taking baby steps.

Family Goals
**Scripture Power! This is what the Hunter family calls "family scripture study" and we've decided to start at our house. So far things are going great. Well, sort of. The girls are still really young to sit still while we read a chapter from the Book of Mormon. I mean really, sometimes the words are hard for me to understand. But, so far, we've read each day. I love it!

**Eat out less! This is one of our biggest problems. We spend way to much money at restaurants. It kills our budget each month and makes us stressed, fat, and unhappy. So, what's the plan? I'm actually not sure. Jason and I really haven't set any rules. I think for me and the girls...we can eat out once a week. This will be a night when Jason is working late. Other than that, I hope Jason and I can go out every other week. I'll be the first to admit that I LOVE eating out and it will be hard for me, but it really is something we need to change.

Personal Goals
**Grocery Shopping/Meal planning. YUCK! I hate cooking. But... I LOVE to coupon. I wish I loved cooking. It just takes so much time and energy. Then, when you're all done you still have to clean up the kitchen and the kids. (Can you see why I'd rather eat out.) The last few months I've been slacking on my coupon shopping, but I'm back at it. Our grocery budget is $200 a month. Wednesday is my day to plan my list and plan my meals. I CAN DO IT!

**Being more healthy. I'm going to the Pleasant Grove Rec Center. I'm trying to eat less. I'm THINKING about giving up Diet Coke, but I'm not quite ready. I'm working out at home. Things are going good. My goal... 50 pounds! Wish me luck.

So, there you have it. Life is good and we're happy. (Oh, except that Tax Season is here and I'm not ready.)

1 comment:

Jessica Havican said...

Great goals! I still haven't thought about mine either. But I need to. It's always good to have goals. Good luck with everything. Maybe you can spend a saturday with a couple of girlfriends in your ward and make freezer meals for the days you are really not feeling up to cooking. That way you can just heat it up on the stove or pop it in the oven. That will require a day of cooking, but with friends, it makes it fun. And Soda is the best thing you can get rid of if you're trying to lose weight. I know some people don't like water, but sometimes you just have to force yourself and eventually you will see the benefits and want to drink it all the time. At least that's what happened to me. Maybe we can get together and do freezer meals. I'd love to get together!