I can’t lie: I’ve been slack on my 2011 goals so far. February needs to be better!
So, this month I will:
- run 2x a week and do exercises at home 2x a week (separate from warmups prior to runs).
- organise our passports
- sort out somewhere to stay for Wellington
- and try to keep groceries to $500 (I’ll post a weekly summary)
Save 40 per cent of income. I know I did, as I received payment for two months of freelancing and saved it all. Not so sure how that compares with just day-job income…I’ll do a proper breakdown tomorrow!
Keep eating out to $160 a month.I have a good feeling about January, but all will be revealed…
Donate to charity every month. Yes, albeit a piddly, gold-coin amount to the Queensland floods. Will definitely make a decent donation this month.
Text one friend a week. Done, though I can’t say I initiated all of the convos!
Learn to confidently use full manual settings on my dSLR. Not even close. Need to make time to just go out to the park and mess around.
Read 100 books. Six down. 94 to go!
Continue running at least once a week, and run a 10k. Uh…I went for a 10-min run yesterday, the first time in nearly two weeks. Pathetic. I’m off my game and need to step it up! At this rate I’ll never run a 10k this summer, and that is not acceptable.
On the plus side, my best friend is back in the country, which pretty much amps up my socialising 1000%. I reckon I’ve also outdone myself on the cooking front of late. Today, for example, I’m chowing down on a couscous salad with roasted eggplant, capsicum, onion, tomato, cucumber and lemon, yoghurt and olive oil. I also tried out a couple of crockpot recipes as well as sea salt choc chip cookies, buttermilk biscuits, sweet and sour chicken, chicken strips and more, all of which are a decided WIN. Are you hungry yet?
(PS – Thanks for all your comments on my last post! Petrol is basically $2 a litre and it’s about $80 to fill our tank (anticipate a tankful each way). I’m overestimating on purpose. We aim to stay in the city, so we can walk everywhere once we get there. I’m hoping to get free accommodation thanks to a friend, and should find out today.)