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3rd Quarter

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I’ve really been trying not to go too many days in a row without posting– I try not to go over 3.  Sometimes I am successful and other times . . .  not so much.  It doesn’t help that I am only teaching 2 times a week and the outfits that I wear the other 5 days of the week aren’t always that interesting.  But, this is a non-outfit post, anyway, so that doesn’t really matter.  I thought that I would post a 2017 New Year’s Resolution check-in.  October is the 10th month of the year so if you have goals that you wanted to achieve by the end of the year you’ve got a little less than 3 months to do it.

Honestly, I haven’t posted one of these types of posts in a long, long time.  About 7 months to be honest.  You know how I know that?  Because when I found out that I was pregnant everything in my life changed– and I know that that trend is only going to continue.

Health and Well-Being

  • 137 lbs. by May 1/ Re-Commit to 3 Workouts per week

Obviously, this goal went out the window because of the pregnancy news.  The goal did not become losing weight but rather gaining an appropriate amount of weight during each week/month/trimester.  Based on where I started, my overall goal is 30 lbs.  Currently, I am 27 weeks pregnant and have gained about 25.  It’s looking like I’m going to go over my goal and probably end somewhere around 35 lbs.

  • Drink more water, 2 cups of coffee a day and 48 ounces of water

I try to drink as much water as humanly possible these days.  Luckily, early on in my pregnancy coffee didn’t appeal to me very much and I have been able to keep my caffeine consumption as the bare minimum.

  • Eat better

This one became extremely important once I found out I was expecting.  I started eating something small every 2-3 hours and really focused on lots of fruits and veggies– avocados, spinach, colored peppers, and lots of other fruits/veggies that provided essential nutrients.

  • 10,000 points on Vitality by end of year

I am doing great on this one.  I get 5 points per day if I log at least 5,000 steps.  This may seem like a drop in the bucket to some, but with my desk job and being pregnant this is something that I have to be very conscientious about otherwise it doesn’t happen.  I have 8,500 points and I know that I can reach 10,000 in the next few months.

Finances

  • Student Loans.

I’m still working on these.  I have had to scale back on the extra payments over the past few months but they are getting there.  I did eventually sign up for auto pay on one of them because they offered a .25% reduction in my interest rate.  It’s not a lot but it could be nothing.

  • Retirement savings.

Basically just letting this one ride where it’s at.  Towards the end of the year I’ll take a closer look at where I am and where I want to be and adjust accordingly.  But, for right now this one is just holding steady.

  • Savings.

Uh, same as above.  Right now I am just trying to accrue money in my savings to help me have some sort of funds available during my maternity leave Jan.-March.

Misc.

  • Sadly, I stopped reading a book a month earlier this year.  With a full-time job it just wasn’t something that I could really focus on.  And then I got pregnant and didn’t want to do anything but sleep for the first 12 weeks.

There you have it!  That’s where I stand with the goals that I made at the start of the year and the direction that I am headed for the last few months of this year.  At this point it’s just going to be all about preparing for baby and enjoying family over the holidays.

-Carla

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