… About your New Years goals? ;) (Sorry, had to trick you to get you to read this!)
We’re almost two months into the year already, and I’m sure it’s getting harder and harder to keep up and/or *remember* your goals still, but you’ve gotta keep going! You loved them a handful of weeks ago and I’m sure nothing’s changed to not need them anymore!
If you recall, mine was “acting like an adult” more. Which included the following:
- Working out at least 30 mins a day
- Eating MUCH healthier.
I’m happy to report I’m still very much doing both of these above, just not as enthusiastically as I had been early on ;) Turns out neither of these are very fun… (especially the eating better part).
Working out: I don’t do it every day, but I’ve been pretty consistent with a Mon-Fri type schedule and giving myself the weekend to rest/recover… Turns out there’s a TON of awesome videos on YouTube to follow along with (my main goal is to just raise my heart rate since my blood pressure’s yucky – though it’s improving as the weeks go by!) so I’ve been able to stay entertained for the most part. I just can’t wait until the Spring to start doing stuff outside again!!
Eating healthier: This mainly includes less sodium and less sugar. Both I very much apparently love since most things I eat now taste bland :( On the flip side though, I’m finally used to coffee with no sugar which is quite surprising. I accidentally added some in when I was going through the routine (gonna take a while to kill that habit totally!) and I almost spit it out when I tasted the sugar. I used to like it sweet! And on a side note, Taco Bell has the WORST sodium levels in their food by far – I’m still in shock after checking it out last week (I was gonna treat myself but the numbers are scary!).
In better news though, MY LIVER IS A-OKAY!!!! Hooray!!! If you’ll recall some of the levels were off the charts last month so I had to re-take them again (and promise not to have alcohol or medicine in the mean time, ugh…) and they came back much MUCH better :) The doc says I can now go back to my regular routine of drinking/medicating in moderation (which I was doing anyways??), and that we’ll re-test it again in a few months just to double check. I’m still not certain why it was so bad last month and then not so much now, but the Doc isn’t worried in the slightest so I guess I shouldn’t be either. He thinks my newer – healthier – lifestyle is helping everything for the good, so hopefully he’s right! If it wasn’t so early in the morning right now I’d crack open a beer and celebrate ;)
In financial news, we’re off to a slow start here income-producing wise for the year, but I’m hoping it picks back up shortly. At least until my wife finally goes back to work after 5+ years of grad school (I don’t even remember what it’s like anymore to have dual incomes in house?). My friend and business partner Nate is on my back to track everything I do to see what I’m getting paid on an hourly basis, and part of me is afraid to because I’m pretty sure that the stuff I love to do is paying me the least, and the stuff I hate doing is giving me the most, haha… Which is somehow not that surprising to me ;) I think it’ll make for an interesting experiment/mindset to get into though, so I’ll let y’all know once I’ve sat down and calculated everything.
In the meantime, it’s nose to the grindstone while we wait for baby #2 to make an entrance :) My body may be nice and healthy these days, but we can’t take the eye off the prize! ($$$$ in the bank because he’s going to eat it all!). It’s going to be a helluva interesting year…
How are your new year’s resolutions going? Still up and at ’em or giving up until 2015 comes around? ;) Either way, I hope you’re experiencing nothing but joy in your lives, and I’m glad to play a small part of it here with you in the mornings… If I can ever help you out, please let me know.
PS: Feeling a bit sappy this morning, pay me no attention…
[Photo by sanchom]
Jay loves talking about money, collecting coins, blasting hip-hop, and hanging out with his three beautiful boys. You can check out all of his online projects at jmoney.biz. Thanks for reading the blog!