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My Second Hundred Day Challenge for 2020

It’s time to start another challenge.  I’ve been thinking about things, trying to figure out what the goals should be this time around. When I first started this back in January I was thinking that each period would have different goals/categories. However I’m now thinkng that each period will just be a continuation of the same basic categories but some will have new or more specific goals. So here goes –

  1. Declutter – again remove 100 items. I just heard that they may be starting to pick up items again so that could help free up some space and get some stuff I’ve already collected out of the house.
  2.  Budget – Actually I did do a good job of staying on top of recording our expenditures and I’m going to continue that. This time my goal is to see if I can get $500 or more into our liquid emergency fund.
  3.  Read 15 books with 5 coming from the TBR lists. I’m sticking with the same amount because I’m hoping to be spending more time on my last two goals.
  4.  Exercise for 20 minutes at least 5 times a week and walk at least once a week. I really need to put a lot of focus and effort here.  It’s been almost two years since I learned that I have arthritis in both hips. Last October I started seeing a physical therapist because I was having trouble. Not pain but discomfort and I was modifying actions to avoid pain and discomfort. We worked together and made some progress but I’ve let things slide and I’m feeling more discomfort again. I need to get back to doing the exercises she prescribed. I also want to get back to walking on a regular basis.
  5.  Spend at least 2 hours per week on my hobbies and that will be split with 1 hour spent in the garden and the other hour on my other hobbies. I would really like to get my granddaughter’s quilt and some garden stones done this time around.

This challenge period starts May 19th and runs till August 26. Anyone care to join me?? Leave me a comment with your goals and I’ll be glad to check on your progress and cheer you on.

Combo Post

We finally got some much needed rain the past few days. It was great for the garden but it really did a number on our internet service. I wasn’t able to get online the past few days. So here is a quick update on my latest activities.

Ta Da/To Do Thursday – still working on the playroom. DD decided she wanted the bookcase for her room so I need to find something else to use in the playroom. I have two options to try and hopefully one of them will work. Still have some stuff to sort through and decide where it will go.

Fitness Friday –  I heard from the doctor – the xray showed that there is no fracture but there is some calcification and arthritis in the knee area. She said to take it easy for another couple of weeks and then start back slowly with the exercising and to gradually build up. If I’m still having pain, I may go to physical therapy to learn some ways to strengthen the area.

pounds to lose   10.6

last week’s daily average   3964 steps

Definitely will need to pick up the pace if I’m going to make it to 5 million steps by the end of the year.

Hope you are having a good weekend.

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