I sheepishly didn’t check in during March because I wasn’t doing so hot in any of the categories, but now that I’m back on the wagon here is my purge check in.
-Purge my house: This has been going REALLY well. I started off by recycling 4 bags full of plastic grocery sacks. I had them stuffed in a bunch of different drawers around the house and decided I would only be allowed to keep Target bags (because they are the best) and it’s my goal to use reusable sacks at all other stores. I have been on a huge selling things kick. I made about $80 in consignment and I’ve made probably $125 (or more) in selling items through a local facebook group. It’s become somewhat of a hobby and it’s the best kind of hobby because I’m de-cluttering AND making money. I still need to really work on my kitchen so I need to make that a goal this month.
-Purge Pounds: Thanks to Lent (no sweets) and the stomach flu I’m back to my pre-pregnancy weight! Woot woot!!!! While I’d like to say all my clothes fit perfectly again, I’ll just say my pants are buttonable. I’d still like to lose 20 pounds from here and so this is where the real work begins. I’ve been really thinking about getting into a Piyo accountability group, but the more Andrew and I talk about it the more we are leaning towards a gym membership. Since I work during naps I don’t know when I would fit in a workout during the day and a gym membership would give me childcare every day that I wanted to go! With Andrew’s crazy travel schedule I could use an hour to myself everyday. I’ve heard of mom’s going to the gym just to get a shower and get ready, if you are a mother this doesn’t really sound that crazy, Andrew thought it sounded insane! So we’ll see, I’d like to see at least 2 pounds gone this month.
-Purge Debt: Thanks to Lent (gave up frivolous spending), selling stuff, and our tax return we were able to pay off one ENTIRE loan this month!! We are just going to keep chipping away as much as possible and hope to pay at least one more loan off completely by the end of the year which would mean we would be down to ONE student loan, our 0% car loan, and our mortgage. Which feels more manageable to me!
Definitely been a month of feeling lighter all the way around. For those of you following along and purging your house, pounds and debt, KEEP IT UP!! It is so tempting to sell stuff and buy something I want so I can SEE something tangible for the money, but someday when we are debt free I’m sure that feeling will be so worth it!