New Year, same me…
With the beginning of any month comes my monthly goals post. With this month being January, I really want to focus on the ideas of fresh starts and challenges. Whilst January does not mean ‘new you’ I like the idea that it can be used as a benchmark for setting yourself a challenge for a habit you’ve always wanted to do. For my January goals, I want to really focus on health and fitness. After a lovely, care-free Christmas, I really want to kick start the healthy habits again. I’m happy to say that I have stuck to working out every single week (bar the week of Christmas). This is such a huge achievement for me. Normally, I would have given up about week 4. Nope, this time I’ve stuck to it and I’m so happy with myself.
With this in mind, here are my January goals…
GIVE UP SUGAR-FREE FOR FIVE WEEKS.
This is my health challenge for me to do this January. I’ve spoken about it on my Instagram Stories and as this post goes live, I would have already have begun my challenge. Basically, I am cutting out any added or refined sugar. I’ve done so much research into this to make sure that I get this challenge off to the best start and I cannot wait to talk to you lovely lot about it once the challenge is completed.
GET INTO HIKING.
Last Christmas, Lee and I went for a two-hour hike and we both loved it. We’ve been doing long walks for a while now, but we want to turn this into a regular activity that Lee and I do it a couple of times a month. We have one plan for two weeks time and I can’t wait to take you along the journey on my Instagram Stories.
UP MY WATER INTAKE.
Yup, this one is back again. My water intake went to the waste side in December. I want to start getting back to drinking water all the time. In particular, I want to make sure that I keep this habit up on the weekends. That’s when I usually fall off the wagon is forgetting to drink enough water on the weekends. Wish me luck! I’m determined to keep this one up in the long run.
GIVE THE HOUSE A DEEP CLEAN.
I am slowly but surely getting the house also back into the shape by giving it a deep clean. Our house feels like it’s been battered during the festive celebrations. So each week I’m taking on an area of the house by giving it a deep clean from the ground up. So far I’ve done the bedroom and our kitchen and it has felt like a breath of fresh air now when I walk into the rooms. I can’t wait to tackle the rest of the areas in the house.
SAVE, SAVE, SAVE.
Ah, money. Christmas wasn’t bad for me in terms of spending, but my finances took a hit. This year I’m ready to tackle my finances head-on and get them into the best shape ever. So this month is about taking a step back, looking at my budget and saving where possible. I have so many big spends coming up in the next four months that cannot be avoided (MOT, car insurance, Self-Assessment tax return, etc) to pay for. And I want to make sure that I have some savings to one side at the end of it. I can’t wait to take you lovely readers on this finance journey this year and be more open about money and finances.