At the beginning of 2013, I wrote a post about a few goals I had for the year.

Following are the goals and my progress for each one.

Exercise
I exercised regularly throughout the year. Some of the programs I followed are Jillian Michaels 30 day Shred, a walking program, 31 day squat challenge, 31 day plank challenge, walking and others. There are many exercise programs on YouTube for free.

Along with exercising I have been trying to eat healthier too. I have cut down on eating out and also processed foods. I have been making several items at home instead of purchasing processed foods. I have been a member of a CSA for the past few years for fresh vegetables throughout the summer. I also recently became a member of the Prairie Roots Food Co-op.

52 Week Saving challenge

I followed the 52 Week Saving Plan and have $1,378 saved by putting money away each month. The challenge is to put a dollar amount away each week for the number of the week of the year. Each month, I deposited the amount for that month into a separate savings account. Some people do it in reverse so the amount isn’t so big at the end of the year. I have also heard of people dividing the amount either into equal amounts for the entire year or saving the larger amounts in the middle of the year or certain periods they are expecting to have more cash available. Even if you don’t feel that you can save the entire amount, any amount you can save is better than nothing.

YouVersion

I completed theYouVersion.com plan to read the Bible in a year.

EBooks

One of my goals is to write an e-book a month. I got involved in other projects later in the year so I ended up writing 7 ebooks on topics such as saving money on groceries, at the drugstore, teaching kids about money and more.

52 Books in 52 Weeks

I have been participating in the Read 52 Books in 52 Weeks program. I read a total of 80 books during the year. By keeping track weekly, I tended to read more sometimes to finish a book in a week.

Now to continue with these items and decide if there are additional goals to put into action this year.

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