Tuesday, April 2, 2013

April Goals!

I'm so excited to see one of my favorite months - April! I love spring - all of the possibilities of the season really come alive.

I'm joining Carla on a savings challenge for the month, so I'll add a few additional financial goals to the mix for the month.

Here's what I'd like to accomplish:

For the financial challenge:
  1. Cut $100 off of our fixed expenses. We've done a great job reviewing all of our utility bills (we bucket this for cable, internet, cell phones, etc), but there's always more to do.
  2. Make $500 towards my girls trip.
  3. Cut eating out back to $150 for the month.
  4. Cut the groceries back to $550, and really focus on meal planning and reducing food waste. We've gotten sloppy.
  5. Keep the house spending to $100. We've been buying a lot of miscellaneous things for the house, & I put postage charges (eBay) in this category, so I'd like to include those charges & still keep this to $100.
Other April goals:

  1. Lose 2 lbs, bringing my weight to 142.
  2. Complete the following workouts:
    1. 1200 minutes of cardio
    2. 12 strength workouts
    3. 10 stretching workouts
    4. Try one new to me workout
  3. Run 100 miles in April.
  4. Run a 10K
  5. Finalize summer break plans & book all camps/childcare
  6. Buy one tuition credit for each kid.
  7. Pay an extra $1000 on the mortgage.
  8. File & pay for our taxes. Gulp.
  9. One date night with M.
  10. Two get togethers with friends.
  11. Clean out my closet & dressers.
  12. Book last plane ticket for girls trip.
  13. Tackle one additional drawer or closet in the garage - sort, inventory & donate.
  14. Read 2 books.
  15. Plan fun weekend with my nephew (for his spring break)

I think that should just about do it! What are you hoping to accomplish in April?


  1. You always have excellent goals. I think sometimes you are too hard on yourself, but I know think of goals differently, so...

    No goals for me this month - it is going to be enough just to get by, so much going on!

  2. I agree you are very organized with your goals. Not sure if I am going to join Carla's challenge or not.

    Gill in Canada

  3. Awesome goals for the month!! Reminds me, I should actually WRITE mine down somewhere.. haha!! Thanks for joining in my challenge this month!!

  4. Sounds like a lot of GREAT goals! I really need to do that. I think about it and before I know it, the month is over. :)!