It has been an extremely busy past 3 days.
At work I was participating in a 3-day training session on how to write executive level reports and presentations. I found the training session to be very informative and valuable. Most important, the skills that we were taught, are skills that I can apply immediately to my current job. Composing emails, reports and presentations will now benefit from my newly learned knowledge. Of course as I type this post, I am fully aware that I am not using proper sentence structure and I suspect that if I were to think about the grammer and style of my writing, it would take me much longer to write a post.
Financially, we're still on track. I got paid yesterday and now have an idea of my semi-monthly income. So I do need to tweak our budget to reflect our new income. I'm glad that our income has increased slightly, not a huge amount, I would say approx $200 a month, but it's $200 a month more than we made last year. This will definitely help with putting money aside for our emergency fund and savings accounts.
Health-wise, I'm still on track. Today I'm struggling to get out of bed and to do my cardio session. Today I should be lifting weights as well as doing cardio, but I'm not feeling very energetic. At a minimum, I would love to do my cardio session but at this very moment, I don't see that happening. I may wait another 30 minutes and will see how I feel. Should I do my cardio session with 50% effort or not do it at all since I can't give 100%?
I took my one-month progress pictures yesterday. I have to admit, although there is some improvement, I had hoped for more. I am now reminding myself that it's only been a month and that I need to be more patient. Regardless I told myself that I would keep working at it until the end of February. Hoping that I see more progress, I really don't like this feeling of disappointment.
I am going to continue with the Low/No Spend Challenge and will start setting mini-goals.
Hopefully when I update next time, I'll be able to report that I got out of bed and had an awesome work out.