Thursday, April 2, 2015

Choose Your Own Adventure - March Results & April Goals

Life According to Steph
March's Choose Your Own Adventure challenge had the monthly theme of RELATIONSHIPS. My goals were:

1) Finish 40/40 strong - 40 minutes of exercise every day - Relationship with self and health: The 40/40 challenge is technically 46 days (you can take one day off per week) and ends next week. I've only missed one day so far!!!
2) Walk dogs every other day after daylight savings, family walks when MFD is home - Relationship with dogs, self and health, husband: MFD is in a very busy work time, but the dogs and I have been out trucking around the neighborhood weather permitting.
3) Make it a point to see friends and family this month - Relationships with friends: Dunzo! I scheduled a lot for my birthday month and it was great to spend time with so many loved ones. 
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April's theme is FINANCES.

My FINANCE Theme Goals:
1) Make extra payments on my car so it's paid off in May
2) Freezer and pantry clean out - use what I have without buying new aside from produce and dairy to save on household expenses
3) Don't use change - save it instead

The link up to report in on how you did with April - Finances will be Thursday, May 7. Mark your calendars!

Next month's theme...

May - Read...Put the remote control down and pick up those books. Or work your way through the backlog of New Yorker issues next to your chair, read a real live newspaper once a week, catch up on your blog reading. Any goal in any medium that involves reading fits here.
Link up on Thursday, June 4.
NOTE: After May, we will be breaking for the summer.





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24 comments:

  1. ooooh you're close to paying off your car? how exciting!! i need to use what we have in the freezer / pantry as well, i always assume we need this or that so i buy it and have like 6 thousand things of black beans etc.. stockpiling is one thing, having no idea what we have in our pantry is another lol.
    great job on your march goals, KC and I have been out walking now that it's warm ish / light when i get home.. no cats though :)
    good luck :)

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  2. I'm impressed with your 40/40 challenge. And I agree that getting the dogs out can be hard during March...such an unpredictable weather month.

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  3. Jealous that your car is almost paid off! And yayyyyy for the 40/40 challenge, you've done AWESOME girl :-D

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  4. You are doing great with the 40/40. You have a long day and are fitting it in! Few times in my life I had regular exercise via classes or walks, but never consecutive days like that. Really Excellent! #mindbodysoul
    Love,Your Momma

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  5. another month has flown by! love your honesty in these goals!! i am just doing one a month bc i am too lazy to get serious about them, he he

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  6. You did awesome on the March goals & I really like the cleaning out the fridge/freezer goal for April.

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  7. Great job on the 40/40. I rarely use change I save it and every two years cash it in. Last haul was $500!

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  8. Good work! I want to do this month's link up, I need to set up some finance goals for sure. I just read Jana's too so I'm inspired. I'm going to write up a post!

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  9. You go girl! I love that you included your relationship with self, because that is muy impotante. Most of us forget to take of of ourselves while trying to please everyone else. I need to use as much freezer stuff as possible and make room for freezer meals to use when CQB comes. Thanks for the reminder!

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  10. You did awesome with the 40/40 challenge. That is hard. I need to do a freezer clean out. So many frozen vegetables in there. So close to paying off the car, get it girl!

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  11. Great work on the 40/40 challenge! And walking the dogs. I wanted to incorporate more of that into my routine but now that Barkley is injured, it'll have to wait.

    Hooray for paying off the car! We had a few months with no car payments and it was glorious.

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  12. Holy cow you've only missed one day?! That's impressive!!
    Love goal #1 for April, debt free is fabulous. You got this!
    Do you use a lot of cash? I used to, so I had a giant change jar, but I switched and use only credit, sometimes debit. (Because now I'm responsible and can actually get the benefits of credit with no issues!)

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  13. Great job! Finances are this month? hmmmm Saving all the change sounds like a great idea! Get a jar or something! I think I'll do that too!!!

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  14. Good job on 40 min of exercise everyday! So proud of you! Jealous that you could have your car paid off in May. We've got like 3-4 more years of car payments. Grrrr. And we can't put double down, unless we want to skip eating or something. I love saving change and exchanging it at Coinstar for a gift card. Wish I used cash more ;).

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  15. Great job with the 40/40 so far! And your goals in general. I burned out. :P Enough goals for me for a while. Although we are going through our freezer stuff. It's impressive how many weeks you can with just buying new produce! And here we thought we had "no food."

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  16. That's a really great one. I honestly need to do that with the freezer!!!! I know I have so much stuff in there. Perhaps I'll do that on Sunday before my weekly shopping trip.

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  17. Great job with your 40/40!! Congrats for keeping it up! I've been trying to use up some of our pantry items too, even though we don't have a ton, but for some reason I've just been in that kick lately. Best of luck on your April goals!

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  18. I have been really good about exercising lately and I really feel better because of it. You kicked ass! I need to really get my finances in order...

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  19. Girl you are kicking ass on that 40/40 workouts!!!! Good job! And you are really close to paying off your car it sounds like! Best feeling ever! I totally didn't get my life together for a post today to link back up but I am pleased that I did accomplish my relationship goals for last month. I wont be setting any finance goals this month because I need to get some stuff and I am more focused on fitness/health for the foreseeable future haha. Cant wait to jump on the reading one though!

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  20. I've been thinking I need to start a change jar, so much change goes in and out of my wallet surely it would add up to something at the end of the year.

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  21. I not only like that you actually COMPLETE your goals, but I love the simplicity of them, yet things that need to get done! Way to go!

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  22. Kudos to completing 40/40! I need to walk the pups more now that we have more light.

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  23. Great job on your goals! I also did lots of hanging out with friends since it was birthday month, so I made my goal of QT with girlfriends. I also made my goal of getting engaged to the boy, ha! :) My finance goal for April is to cute some frivolous spending so we have $$ saved up for the wedding.

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  24. So what this post proves is that I need to use my blogging calendar. I had a whole post drafted and just did not post Thursday and Friday because of work... and completely forgot. Bummer :( Anyway great job on you goals girlie!! And even better goals for next month. Paying off that car will feel so great!

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