It is a Monday and I am going to make this a bit of a short post, but good news. I was able to accomplish my November goal of not having any soda for the entire month of November. I basically drank a lot of Arizona Tea (particularly the Arnold Palmer blend), water, and milk. While I can now technically have soda again I hope to cut back a lot more. The truth is I am a pop addict and I need to cut back quite substantially.
So now to my December challenge. My December challenge is three-fold. First, I am going to get back to working out at least 4 times a week. Ever since we moved into our house my workouts have diminished considerably. I am only doing it about one to two times a week. I am not a runner outside so I have to figure out a different way. So i have decided to join a gym. Yes, i know a gym is an extra expense, but we have a local gym here for $$20 a month and they have a location or two where my wife and I will be vacationing for Christmas so i can workout while I am home as well.
My second challenge is to lose 5 pounds. I have not made my weight loss goal this year (not even close) and it is time to get serious. This is especially hard because the holidays are here. There are great foods to partake in, but I am determined to hit this goal.
My final challenge is to finish off my emergency fund. I am really close on this one so i don’t think it will be a problem, but I have to temper my Christmas savings a bit to hit this goal, but actually should be able to do it with next week’s paycheck. That will give us a nice three months of need expenses in case something happens.
I met my November challenge now let’s see if I can get my December ones met. What are your challenges around the holiday season?