As the month comes to a close, I am taking a moment to look back and think about how The Plan is working for me. There are probably three things that I did consistantly this month that fit into my goals.
1) Saving more, wasting less - The meal planning has continued and we have been able to almost completely avoid eating out. I am always surprised by how much money that saves. What this made me realize, though, was that I need better meal ideas. I will work on getting at least portions of meals prepped ahead of time so that we can eat a greater variety of foods.
2) Vitamins - I have been pretty good about the vitamins! I take a woman's multi, a calcium supplement and fish oil for my brain. (I need all the help I can get in the brains department).
3) I am trying to gather a group of girls for a weekend in New Orleans. I'm not sure if we can coordinate everyone's schedules, but I am really going to try to make it happen.
I added some habits that have made things easier to break down and accomplish. I set a few weekly goals to keep myself motivated and I put them on Twitter so that I have some accountability. I am often unable to finish all of them, but even getting one done makes me feel pretty good. We also started a cooking blog where people can post recipes! It's been a great way to share ideas when you need something new for dinner.
February should be an interesting month. We will (we BETTER) be moving into our new house, finally. That will make for some stressful days, but it will also help me with my goal of simplifying and throwing things away. I will also finally have room for a home yoga practice, which I have really missed. After a break of two semesters, I have returned to graduate school so that I can finally finish my MA in HR. I'm not exactly sure when I will be graduating since I took the "baby break", but I probably only have two or three semesters left. I cannot wait!!
An amazing community has sprung up from The Plan. I love seeing people connect and share advice, information and just supporting each other. It makes it so much easier to look forward when you have someone cheering you along.