September Roundup

This month was was a blur.  I got rid of some stuff, didn’t exercise enough and could use some overall motivation.

  1. Run the Naked Bavarian 40 mile race on March 4, 2017  –  Done.  Read race recap here if you missed it.
  2. Raise $5,000 for Covenant House Pennsylvania – Done March 3, 2017
  3. Run the Dirty German 50 mile race on May 13, 2017* – finished the 25K
  4. Lose the baby weight (starting weight 140) – So I kicked butt in August and I loosened up my no sugar rule and now I am up to 132.  So here goes another sugar free-ish month. We are going to Sonoma and wine is not sugar-free.
  5. Rock Climb More – Nope it didn’t happen this month.
  6. Travel More – We are traveling to San Francisco for a wedding this month and visiting family in Florida for December.
  7. Blog More – Its not happening.  I need a better plan for 2018.
  8. One small house project a month – I was on the roof of my house.  The ROOF..  I nearly crapped my pants but we saved $1,600.  We installed a new chimney liner.  Yeah I didn’t know the chimney had a liner until I had to replace it.  Here is a handy video from This Old House if you want to know what we did.  Except it took us 10+ hours to get it done.  And here is proof that I was on the roof:Gladysontheroof
  9. Declutter –  I donated a bunch of things to our daycare and had The Red Cross pickup 8 boxes for donations.  I also got rid of a highchair and a large pot.  I am having a tough time decluttering because my in-laws just got rid of their family home and now things are appearing at home regularly so this category is going to be my focus for the remainder of the year.
  10. Spend less – We did pretty good in this category although my husband’s beer trading has been on my eye lately.  But I have to admit when I am enjoying ridiculously delicious beer, I tend to forget his overspending in this category.   To make up for his overspending, I did a focus group regarding credit cards which paid for most of my last BJ’s grocery/household haul. Score!

 

-G

July Roundup

I am thoroughly embarrassed at the lack of exercise this month.  What can I say? My husband started a new job that requires him in much earlier and my job just got hella more demanding.  It was a lose lose for my exercise time.  Either way, here’s my recap for the month:

  1. Run the Naked Bavarian 40 mile race on March 4, 2017  –  Done.  Read race recap here if you missed it.
  2. Raise $5,000 for Covenant House Pennsylvania – Done March 3, 2017
  3. Run the Dirty German 50 mile race on May 13, 2017* – finished the 25K, blog post still pending.
  4. Lose the baby weight (starting weight 140) – So last month I reported a 3 lb loss and I am here to say I am back up 2 lbs to 135 lbs.  Summer is the worst time for me to lose weight.  Too many tempting occasions to enjoy a cocktail and eat delicious food.  What can I say? #sorrynotsorry
  5. Rock Climb More – We took my oldest nephew rock climbing, he loved and it! So I climbed once that counts right?!?
  6. Travel More – We are living it up in LBI, follow me on instagram for fun in the sun pics
  7. Blog More – Wah Wah Wah!  As you can tell this did not happen?!
  8. One small house project a month – So along with the patio job last month we had to redo the columns which were on temporary support beams until a couple of days ago.  So that was a not so small project that basically my husband did but I watched the kids and helped with the clean up. A bit of a stretch much?!?
  9. Declutter –   So here’s one thing I rocked this month! I got rid of a baby chair, giant pregnancy pillow, 2 baby carriers, baby jumper and a wooden cabinet.  There’s a bit more space in my basement and a bit more cash in my wallet.  Winner winner chicken dinner!
  10. Spend less – We blew the budget again this month:  The supplies for the front porch were over $600 and my husband needed new contacts and a new mouth guard.  Adulting is expensive.

I’m not even going to pretend I will get to blogging this month, see ya’ll in August

-G

June Roundup

Here it is finally….

  1. Run the Naked Bavarian 40 mile race on March 4, 2017  –  Done.  Read race recap here if you missed it.
  2. Raise $5,000 for Covenant House Pennsylvania – Done March 3, 2017
  3. Run the Dirty German 50 mile race on May 13, 2017* – finished the 25K, blog post still pending.
  4. Lose the baby weight (starting weight 140) – I stuck with Myfitnesspal for most of the month and managed to lose 3 lbs.  Down to 133.  Although I may have gained it back this past weekend at the shore.  What can I say it was the Fourth of July?!?!  I am trying to be as disciplined as possible during the week since all bets are off on the weekend.   C’est la vie.
  5. Rock Climb More – Again, I climbed once at the PRG with my hubby.  I have to say when I do climb I feel strong and my technique is still pretty good.  I just need to do it more.
  6. Travel More – We successfully went to Ft. Myers beach and had a great time with great friends.  No more trips until the fall since we will be at the shore most weekends.
  7. Blog More – I sucked again this month. Summers are hard to find the time.
  8. One small house project a month – We had our front patio redone and although we didn’t do the work, I am counting it in this category.  It NEEDED to be done.  The whole patio had sunk about 6 inches and was starting to crumble.  Its been on the list since we bought the house and it was pretty penny- almost $5K job!! Ouch.
  9. Declutter –   Since the porch was otherwise ocupado with the construction, I didn’t have any donations picked up.  I did get rid of some baby items to a coworker who is having a little one next month.
  10. Spend less – We blew the budget this month:  The front porch, Gymnastics for my 3 year old and paying off the emergency room visit from April, Luckily the trip to Florida was paid with points and we stayed with a friend but either way it was an EXPENSIVE MONTH.

Here’s to hopefully more blogging this month….

-G