Sunday, February 2, 2014


So, I realize most people talk about their goals at the start of a new year. I didn't make any resolutions for this year really. I always fail so I thought I'd let myself get by without any this year... But here are some goals I'd like to achieve:

Have you heard of the 52 Week Money Saving Challenge? Basically each week, you deposit into your savings the same amount as whatever week it is. So the first week of the year, you deposit $1, the second you deposit $2, the third you deposit $3. This goes on until the last week when you deposit $52. Well, I get paid bi-weekly so I made my own Excel file with how much I should deposit each pay period. Now, the problem is that I always run out of money by the end of the year and start off the year with more money, so I did the Excel file in reverse as well:

I haven't started off the year with any money so there's nothing in my savings as of yet, however, I will be putting almost half of my tax return in savings once I get it back (by Friday). I've already done my taxes and they've already been accepted by the government with a deposited by date of the 6th. I'm also putting in a little extra because I would like to have $1500 in my savings by the end of the year and, with the extra from my tax return, that's where I would be. I've never had any money stay in my savings for an extended period of time because money tends to burn a hole in my pocket. This is going to be huge if I accomplish this. *fingers crossed*

I want to try to get myself on a healthy schedule of sleep and such. I want to go to bed from 9:30 pm to 6 am every day. This gives me half an hour to fall asleep… and if I sleep from 10 pm to 6 am every day, that’s 8 hours of sleep. I want to get up at 6 am instead of 7 so I’m not rushing around every morning. I want to maybe do a workout video in the mornings or go for a short walk with Rusty when the weather is nice. Then I want to get ready for work and have plenty of time to make breakfast and pack a lunch and snacks for the day. I want to go to Curves after work and then go home and make something for dinner, clean up my mess, and watch a couple of hours of TV before bed. I watch too much TV, I’m too lazy, and I’m tired of always feeling like my life is a big mess. We’ll see how this works, but that’s my new plan… starting ASAP.

It's back to Curves tomorrow, eating healthier, and being healthier in general. Let's do this!

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