Well, this week officially marks the one month anniversary of my goal setting! If you remember, I divided my goals up into four areas - Healthy Living, Christian Life and Ministry, Family, and Home Improvement - blogging about a different one every Monday of each one. Today I'm back to week one - Healthy Living. Previously I've been updating you on how I've been doing on all of the goals, but that's beginning to take up a lot of space and time, so I've decided to normally update you on whatever goal area I'm blogging about that week and, if anything special has happened in another area, I might update you on that as well.
So, how have I been doing with my healthy living goals? Well, I'm happy to say that I have pretty much kept with almost all of my goals! I've been drinking a healthy juice or smoothie every day as well as introduced my family to it. They are loving it! I've baked at least one loaf of bread in the bread maker a week. I've limited my intake of coffee and soda and I've increased my intake of water. In fact, buying a case of water has become a habit every time we go to Wal-Mart! The kids are drinking a lot of water as well. We no longer have a gallon of sweet tea in the refrigerator nor a two liter of soft drink so, if they are thirsty, that's what they get. The only downfall is I've not been exercising as much as I should. So, guess what's going to lead off my goals for this week? You guessed it and here goes:
- Exercise more. I really need to do this. It is coming, but it is coming slowly. I need to walk or do some type of exercise every day.
- Making a double portion of some of our healthy meals and freezing half so that we have something quick to heat up on busy days. We are notorious for grabbing something at McDonalds or buying frozen pizzas on days when we just don't feel like cooking. This week was week five of Vintage Remedies' 8 Weeks to Healthy Living newsletters and it talked about just this thing. The newsletter had some great recipes that are perfect for doubling and freezing. It even gave detailed instructions on how to do it! I'm going to try to make and freeze at least one meal a week.
- Research and join a CSA with some of our income tax return money. CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. It's where you agree to buy so much fruit and vegetables - usually a bushel - on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis. If we can join a CSA, then we can have plenty of fresh, local vegetables coming in throughout the spring and summer. So much so that hopefully we'll have enough to freeze or can some. That will be an adventure!
- Haul off our old broken down freezer (and other old broken down appliances) so that we have room for a new freezer to store all of these things that I am planning on doing.
- Begin planning and plotting our garden. More fresh produce!
- Continue juicing, making smoothies, baking bread, etc. from January's goals.
That should keep me busy for this month. How about you? What are your goals for this week. Leave a comment and let me know. Don't forget to join the "Goal Planning Monday" meme. You can find it by clicking here.
Happy Goal Setting!
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