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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?


The MOTHER of all planners. And….it’s FREE

TGIF! That’s how I feel on this snowy, slippery, cold Friday morning. Forecast of -20 degrees over night (Brrrrr….). To rewind for a moment, I remember seeing numerous bloggers out there discussing their choices of planners and notebooks for the new year. I even read about some folks anticipating their arrival of the Passion Planner post Kickstarter completion. And because free is good, frugal, and well…FREE I thought I would share this: Passion Planner. You can use (download) the Passion Planner for FREE.
WARNING: for those who are planners and list makers (like me), this appears to be the MOTHER of all planners!  Journal, sketchbook, gratitude log, goal setting guide, to-do list, quotes, weekly & daily focuses…that’s a LOT.

If you are not a planner enthusiast but like to get *IT* done, I recommend Toodeldo with its new ‘productivity’ suite. I think apps are  great, but will admit I prefer old-fashioned pen and paper and am an avid user of the Moleskin 18 month weekly planner (been using them for years).  While Moleskin planners are not free, Toodeldo and Passion Planner are. So, if you have a money saving, non-spending, frugal goal or a general want to get organized, check out the freebies and see what works best for you.

Did I already mention TGIF? 😉