We had veggies & hummus for an appetizer last night with champagne, and then ordered PF Chang's delivery for a special splurge. Sam loved it! Nick made himself pasta & meatballs, because . . . he is a very picky eater. ;-)
And, now we're off to kick off 2017 by doing a family fun run this morning! Here's a look at our goals.
1) Financial - Save $160,000 for my "leaving work" nest egg ($100K to offset expenses, $45K for taxes, $15K for travel) - Yes!!! I crushed this. I'm at $230K. Our life plans area bit more in flux, but just yesterday we emailed our tenants in our Seattle house to determine if they may be interested in buying the house from us. If so, that would free us up to buy a house here. Without selling that house, things will be insanely tight. I'm proud of the savings for 2016! By far the best we've ever done on this.
- Decide what to do with our Seattle house
- Build/follow a 2016 "interim budget" (until I leave my job)
- Build/follow a 2016 "post-job budget"
- Do a minimum of one fun activity/month with the kids
- Be more present with the kids & M - play games, minimize computer time, exercise together, etc.
- Have two dates with M per month (one lunch, one evening)
I finished the year with 9,750 cardio minutes, 72 strength workouts, and 35 stretching workouts. I averaged 3.5 fruits & veggies/a day, so this is definitely an area of focus!
- Run a 5K, 10K, 15K, & a half marathon, as a 40th birthday gift to myself. Not all in the same day. ;-)
- Track my food/exercise every day.
- Eat five servings of fruit & vegetables (combined) per day
- Complete 10,000 minutes of cardio
- Complete 100 strength workouts.
- Complete 75 stretching workouts.
- Keep better perspective at work/reduce stress (until I leave)
- Leave my job in June.
- Take the summer off
- Find a new, flexible job in the fall.
- Learn a new skill. I'm thinking of learning a new language, but would be fine with anything: sewing, knitting, expanding my baking, etc.
- Make time for my friends. Do something social at least once per month.
- Read 50 books.
It's not perfect (never is), but overall, I feel good about what we accomplished as a family. 2017 needs to be a year where I focus more on my fitness. I have a few tweaks to my goals, which I will post about, which will hopefully bring me closer to a healthier weight! More on that to come. How about you? How did you do with your 2016 goals?