I’m impatient. It’s just in my nature. So I thought I would post a ‘mid month’ update, and hopefully right my course on all my goals and targets annually. To see the start of this series, click here, and then there’s Jan Update and Feb Update. My weeks are based on Monday through to Sunday. But where a week ends mid week, I do funny things as you’ll see below!
$20k target by 22 Dec – on target with planned contribution of $165 per week.
Last month: $12,130
This (half) month: $13, 020 (roughly $1k increase thanks to a big storm and 10hrs of overtime!)
Generosity target - 50% achieved
At least $100 per week :
Last week of Feb: additional $20 (+ 9hrs volunteering)
week 1 – $25 to church, $100 petrol in someone’s car, $50 for beer (which I don’t drink) <- this last one might be a stretch!
week 2 – $70 to church
week 3 -
week 4 -
Cook at home twice a week: hard to call – enough meals made to limit buying lunches, but not the true two per week! Maybe 80% achieved?
I’ve started tracking the spend on my part for meals out – some I’m paid for, others I pay for both/all
Last week of Feb-
Steak and Mash at BF’s (Sat)
Mac/tuna/cheese with Roast Vegies (Sun)
week 1 -
leftovers (mac&cheese) (Mon),
Thai out$10 (Tue),
Sushi out – thank you dinner $0 & beef curry made(Wed),
Pizza out $50 (Thu)
Mexican out $20 (Fri),
Pub food $0 (Sat),
KFC $18 (Sun)
week 2 -
leftovers (curry) (Mon),
Dinner at parents (Tue),
Beef, bacon and egg pies (Wed),
week 3 -
week 4 -
Sugar - I’d say 40% achieved, cause I’m oh so generous with myself…
I did give into a froyo on the 9th, and again on the 12th (Taro is just SO delicious), and some mazipan was in the date i had on the 10th – as well as any sugar that’s in Simnel cake for mothering Sunday (but I don’t count that). I’m still ‘loopholing’ sugary drinks, but given they are a treat when out, I’m not so concerned. I am disappointed that I’m not seeing a huge physical change, as I have other times I’ve done this, but I think there’s a lot of lent to go yet! Truly, it’s more than 40 real days!
Train for polo - 0% on water polo, but encouraging on the exercise front. So let’s say… 40% achieved.
Sigh – no, I decided a house guest got me off the hook, even though she ended up having the night out with another friend. So that’s a no for the first week. And now the season is over, maybe I should adjust this goal for gym sessions? Given I want to run a half marathon, as part of my 12 in 2 goals, I should really start being accountable to y’all (and myself) with how I’m going! I did play polo the Sunday of Week 1, then a gym session Mon, Tue and Thu – cardio and weights. Got to 3.2km on Tues!! It’s a start.
- 2 films a month – 50% achieved
Side effects – great movie, though not the pick me up I was hoping for, seeing it was a lot about depression. That being said, it was cleverly written.
- 2 books a month – 50% achieved
After calling to Facebook, I refilled my ‘to read’ list with the library. I started with The Blade Itself by Marcus Sakey. I’ll have a review for you on Tuesday.
- Certification – 400% achieved! OK maybe 200% achieved as I haven’t made them all perfect.
My target was two a month, to be complete by July. But wow, after a few extra hours in the office (cause it’s better than going home and practically back to where work is (with my bf who he lives closeby my work), I have only 3 more ‘episodes’ of 16 to start. The other 13 aren’t perfect, or long enough, or polished enough. But having something is definitely better than nothing! So I’m really really happy with the porogress on this goal.