It’s 2017! That means lofty resolutions and a renewed sense of possibility. I figured that I shouldn’t break with tradition so this month’s goals are going to be big and bold. With the start of the new year I’m focusing on starting new. Isn’t that what everyone does in January?
Follow My Exercise Plan. I’m not 19 anymore and as the years have gone by I’ve become idle. I don’t feel good anymore, my body doesn’t feel good anymore and it’s time to do something about it. I’ve come up with an exercise plan that I feel I can stick to.
To start, Monday’s will be my walking day where I walk the 1 mile to my grocery store to pick up the weeks groceries. That’s over a 2 mile walk if you consider the walking I’ll have to do in the store. Then Wednesday’s will be my yoga day. I used to do yoga at the YMCA all the time when I had a membership and I loved it. After only a few times going I felt stronger and more flexible, my back didn’t have its usual aches and pains either.
I wanted to add something on Friday and thought I’d do a Beach Body Challenge but I’m not so sure. I don’t work out at all right now and I don’t want to over do it and fail. I’ve decided to just leave Friday’s up to how I feel in January and then add them to my schedule in February if all goes well.
Follow my editorial calendar. Yes, I have an editorial planner. No, I don’t follow it well… obviously. My sister told me I was doing an awful job of posting here and on YouTube over Christmas while she was visiting me so I’m going to step up my game. I have started making my new editorial calendar and I will be following it from now on.
I’m going to try very hard to post twice a week on my blog and post three videos a week on YouTube. I’m revamping everything with the new year and am starting a few new series that I’m hoping can cross over from my blog to YouTube and vice versa.
Write a little everyday. I want to get better at writing and the best way to do that is to just write. Whether it is on this blog or in a journal or in work, I don’t really care. I am going to write at least 500 words somewhere everyday.
Start my zone cleaning. Now that I am all moved into our new house it’s time to get back to everyday life. That means cleaning. I’m going to start off on the right foot and do what the FlyLady taught me. Do a little everyday and you’ll never need to clean. I have already started making my zone lists for what needs to be cleaned and when. All I need to do is print them out and laminate them so I can start checking things off as I clean.
Start Baby Step #1 in the Dave Ramsey Baby Steps. That means saving $1000 in an emergency fund. I don’t agree with everything Dave Ramsey says but I don’t think that the first few baby steps in his plan are an awful idea so I’m going with it. I don’t think I’ll be able to save the $1000 this month but I’d like to keep a few hundred in the bank if I can.