At the beginning of the month I posted the goals that I set for myself for the month of July. Here’s how I got on with my July goals… bit of a mixed bag, I think
Stick to my grocery budget (£240)
I managed to sick to this, but only just, helped by being away on holiday for a few days. I actually think this is probably too tight a budget for us to stick to every month, now that my kids are both good eaters. I am considering upping it for August considerably to maybe £100 a week i.e. £400 a month.
End the month in a net saving position
Done! This was top of my list of July goals that I wanted to achieve. I am so proud.
Buy no clothes or make up
Slight fail… I bought a pair of trousers when I was shopping in Asda – must stay away from the clothes section next time! They are so lovely though. A huge improvement on my previous spending habits though.
Drink 2 litres of water a day
I did this, thanks to buying a huge water bottle from Primark, plus the hot weather makes it easier to drink more.
Read two books
Fail. I only read one book, How to Talk so Little Kids Will Listen – I would highly recommend it, so much useful parenting advice. Must get better at opening a book at night instead of flopping down in front of the TV. This should get easier now that Love Island has ended…
Travel somewhere new
Done – I spent a few days in Dubai at the beginning of the month. It was nice to have a break – first time away from the kids. It’s funny how 8am is now a huge lie in!