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Day 44: Resolution Check In

Since it is St. Valentine’s eve officially marking the half way point through the 2nd month of the year, I think it’s a good time to Stop. Look at my resolutions. And asses where I am at.

123 Day Exercise Challenge:
44 days of exercise DONE! I have managed to DO something, EVERYDAY even if it is just 15 minutes of yoga! I’m a morning person so I tackle exercise as soon as I roll out of bed (while the baby is sleeping). Otherwise there is a good chance it won’t happen.

January STATS:
ME: 861 minutes of exercise for the month (14.4 hours)
HUBS: 1067 minutes of exercise for the month (17.8 hours)

February STATS to date:
ME: 329 minutes (5.5 hours)
HUBS: 140 minutes (2.3 hours)

365 Dog Walks
40 dog walks to date. The days I missed were either because I ran out of time in the morning before work OR because it was -20 degrees with the wind chill and I didn’t feel it was safe for doggy paws to be exposed to the cold snow pack and the wind chill. I have however started taking our dog to a new doggie daycare where its open play so she comes home tired! A tired dog is a happy dog, or so they say.  Also, I originally mapped my dog walks with MapMyWalk but it was a real pain to remember to log it everyday on top of the spreadsheet I am keeping. So I have ditched the app and am sticking to my old school method.

Small Saving Goal
This fall I opened a new bank account where my husband banks. For the start of the new year I ordered my checks, initiated direct deposit and am ready to close my old account. As it turns out, there are a few hundred dollars in there I used as a cushion to avoid overdraft charges (which I never had to use) so I am putting that extra money toward my small savings goal. 🙂

Found Money Jar
Since I rarely go anywhere these days, I am failing miserably in this area….I guess it will have to be a longer term goal.

So what’s new with your goals? Are you forging ahead?


Dog walking in -4 degree weather

Upon waking up to a crisp -4 degrees this morning, I was happy for two things. One, we have been doing the T25 workouts so we did not have to physically leave the house this morning. Two, it was toasty warm in our room since my husband recently put plastic over the windows to keep out the draft. Since I have promised my dog and made it a new year’s resolution to walk her every. single. day. I layered up after my cool down and out the door we went.

Feeling the chill when I opened the door, she was a little hesitant but went with it. I knew in this weather we were not going to walk far, a few houses maybe. Her breed is actually the national dog of Malta. While she loves to play in the snow she loves warmth and sun even more. Four houses down and back with a few sniffing tangents along the way and our pup was already limping from the cold. I brought her inside and cupped her paws in my warm hands (which she always seems greatful for) then served her breakfast. I would say she is one happy pup.

Workout done. Dog walk done. It’s now 7:46 a.m. and it’s up to -3 degrees. Schools are delayed 2 hours due to the chill. I plan to stay warm and cozy as I work from home today. I hope you stay warm and cozy as well. Happy Thursday…it’s almost Friday. 🙂