Fallen off the Wagon


Photo courtesy of Charlotte Siems.

After my little outburst, I was able to calm down and think a bit more rationally. I talked to the person and resolved the issues. Now I’m in a better place. I still want to move out but that’s just so I could have more space (a little extra privacy wouldn’t hurt either). Thinking and talking about moving out reminded me of my goals for this year and how I haven’t posted an update just yet, so why put it off any longer?

So my first goal was to become a healthier person. After writing the post about my resolutions, check it out here if you haven’t yet, I had been so pumped up to get started. I went on Pinterest (check out my workout board) and found recipes for smoothies, monthly workout calendars, workout outfits and motivation. I decided to cut down on all my bad habits and try to become a healthier person. I had done a good job but then, the wagon started to get bumpy. I decided not to completely cut myself off from soda and to have only one a day. Well, Chris decided to buy some so I could have my one a day soda. Didn’t work out so well since I drank almost both twelve packs on my own. After that, I decided not to keep them in the house so I wouldn’t deal with my temptation. I started zumba this week, but we haven’t gotten to start the workout part until next week. Hopefully this will build my stamina up especially since all of February, I have a workout calendar I want to follow and I want to start running as well. As for my relaxing and me time, I bought another candle, strawberry kiwi scented but I have yet to take some time to journal, or finish that meditating book. I hope to finish it before February starts.

My other goal was to save money so we could move out and I could get my license and car. Well Chris was more than happy to begin a budget so we decided to try a specific kind of budgeting called, Envelope Budgeting (there’s a ton of articles out there about it, look it up and try it for yourselves!). It’s pretty straight forward and easy. You come up with categories based on where your spending goes: Chris, Luna, Myself, Entertainment and Dining, Junk Food, and Miscellaneous, then you decided how much you want to put into each category. Instead of using your debit card, you pull the money out and put them into envelopes that are labeled for each category, you don’t have to use all of your income and I definitely would recommend using only half of it for budgeting while the rest goes into your account. Once the money runs out, your done. You do this every month, and with the money left over at the end of the month, you put it into a savings account. Some people put half of it into a credit card to build credit, (might try this myself) and the rest into the savings account. They also only use their debit or credit cards to by gas and pay bills, like rent and utilities. Since Chris and I started half way through the month, we decided we’d only spend half of what of we decided for each category. That would be $132.50, and now we’ve only spent about $47 dollars. The rest will be going into a savings account, with the extra money that we didn’t put into the budget from the income, that we’ll be using so we can get a car then eventually, rent a house (which means we might have at least $400 or $500 at the end of the month that will go towards a car). As for my license, I’m going to test for that on Friday! Wish me luck!

As for my goals this year, it’s been a rough start but I’m making progress. Slowly but surely, I’ll get there.

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