When I started this series New Year, New You at the end of last year it was to stay accountable this year for my health, finances and emotional journey. When I checked in January things were going so, so. It’s been almost 2 months since that last update and I wanted to check in and let you know how things are going.
New Year!! New You!! Update #2
I am still keeping a journal of all things spent. This is helping me a lot to cut back on things I don’t really need. I am also still meal planning which has turned out to be a wonderful money saver. Along with meal planning, I have done more reading and learning more on how to coupon so I have managed to lower my food bill by half. Which is wonderful. I also have been trying to pay an extra 10.00 on my mortgage payment each month. I know that isn’t huge but it helps.
I also almost had my bill at the local appliance store paid off when our microwave broke. We looked into repairing it but found that repairing it would cost more than buying a new one so now that bill is back up some.
On a happier note, I did finally score 3 paying post gigs and my credit score went up 15 points so overall I am pretty happy where I am in the finance department though there is lots of room for getting better.
As for my health, I admit that isn’t going so well. I stopped tracking which was a huge downfall. Plus I have been eating way too many desserts recently. Last week I finally got back to tracking and though I am nowhere near my weight loss goal for this year I am down 2 lbs.
On the exercise front, I have been lazy. I haven’t walked in weeks and I keep saying I am going to buy a used bike but haven’t. I really need to be working harder in this area of my life. I am hoping to invest in a Fitbit to help keep me on task and I am looking for a used 3 wheel bike to ride.
Overall this area of my life needs a lot of work starting now.
I am happy to say in this area progress has been made. Limiting my contact with toxic people and making sure I don’t let me invade my space say been key. When in contact with anyone who is negative or is constantly trying to make me feel less I simply recite “not my monkeys, not my circus”. Yes, I know silly but it allows me to keep focus and to not let them bring me down.
Along with limiting interaction with people who want to pull me down I have also started facing my truth. If you have been stopping by you may have noticed I am talking more about my journey and battle with MS. This has ben a huge thing for me and has helped with finding my center and who I am. It has also helped to lift the burn of hiding.
Overall in this area, though progress has been good I still have a long way to go to truly connect with the inner me.
How are you doing this year? Are you still working towards the goals you set at the beginning of the year?