We’re trying to put every last dollar toward debt until our second baby comes, so we’re really struggling when things come up like our daughter getting sick, and us going to the doctor, getting medicine, etc. several times in the month. It really makes me wish we could magically get out of debt now, but I know there’s supposed to be struggles along the way. It’ll be nice when that day finally gets here. Here’s an update on my New Year’s Goals for this year:
- Reduce house debt by 44.11%.
Revised target: 32.21%, Actual: 32.67%. We are still ahead of the revised target, but not by much. I have a feeling the revised target will be hard to stay up with, but we’re going to do our best. Here’s a graph of our progress so far:
- Run a 5k.
This one is going to be tough. I haven’t worked out much over the past months, so it’ll be hard to get back up to running 3 miles, let alone running in a 5k.
- Work out at least 2 times per week.
Just like last month, I only ran twice. It seems like the work around the house just keeps piling up, and I don’t have as much time to get everything done as I used to before we had a baby. This has been pushed to the bottom of my list, so it hasn’t been getting done as much.
- Add at least 2 products to archwayhometheateraccessories.com
I haven’t touched any new products this month. After working extra most of the month, I spent the last part of the month trying to catch up on things around the house. So I’ve had no time to work on the store. The last product I added was from the month before: high quality component cables.
- Make our home more energy efficient.
Nothing this month. But I’ve made some real progress in this area so far this year. Just about the only thing left on my list is stuff in the basement, which isn’t as high of a priority. I knocked this one out early.
- Participate in at least one bike race.
The race I plan to do is the Tour de Donut. I just looked it up, and it’s the same day as my brother’s bachelor party, so this might be tough (since I’m organizing his bachelor party). It might work out to where I could still do this, since it starts at 9 AM, depending on what time we are supposed to do something in the afternoon. We’ll see what happens.
I’ve been getting a little more caught up around the house, but there’s still a lot that seems like it’s slipping. That’s causing me to not focus as much on exercising, which is hurting a few of my goals. Overall, this was a bad month for my goals, as I only hit one out of the 4 applicable ones. Maybe next month will be better…