I wanted to round off January with an update, this blog was started with the intention of being accountable for my resolutions, so I’m going to do an update at least at the end of every month this year, including some mini goals for the month ahead.
Blogging – This is my thirteenth post, I hit my first target this month and I already have posts scheduled in going forward. Watch this space! For February I am going to try to focus on some more Parenting posts.
Meal Planning – We ordered in 6 times this month, my aim is 4 times a month. This is still an improvement on last year and will now be the benchmark going forward. We have managed to move away from the norm and tried three new dinner recipes and two new baking recipes this month which all turned out well. I have also been much more aware of our waste and have been turning leftovers into new or frozen meals for us and for our toddler. We had a chilli con carne last night, I made more than we needed earlier on in the month and froze the second batch. Defrosting the night before and reheating last night, the only ‘cooking’ was putting the rice in the rice cooker. Result! One of my new baking recipes, found via google (but can’t re-find) as I had two leftover, over ripe bananas that I didn’t want to go to waste, was some Banana & Peanut Butter cookies, they were so yummy that they were eaten before I even got the chance to take a photo..
So here’s one that I took of some ham and veg that I was sauteing off before adding in leftover rice for a delicious, quick fried rice dish! This one was loved by everyone in the house and I have had to re do it twice this month already!
Water – I am proud to say that I have crossed off every single day in my Bullet Journal water tracker so far, I am going to continue this for February and possibly add in specific amount of glasses to drink per day for March.
My Well Being – Need to work on this more, this is the goal that I have let myself down on most this month. I also wanted to start a fitness challenge but never got round to it (ring a bell?). Need to up my game in February.
Overall I have lost 2.5kg (5.5 lbs) this month, a healthy outcome of upping my water intake and cooking more home made meals, now that can’t be a bad thing 🙂
Photo: Clare S, 2018