How easily things get in a muddle! We seem to be trying to juggle about a million different things at the moment. Here’s a recap:
- Finances: I’m still chasing the money I am owed (which is looking more and more like I won’t get any of) as well as waiting for confirmation regarding my maternity allowance. I was taxed too much last month and am trying to get new codes sorted out so I can’t even tell for sure what I am going to be get paid. Also, because we seem to have so much going out at the moment I need to keep a closer eye on what is going where. It all feels a bit like it is spinning out of control!
- Home Improvements: We are putting our home on the market in less than a year and want to get all of the major jobs out of the way before my due date as we know we’ll be pushed for time afterwards.
- Health: Gah, I’ve been bad. I am eating plenty of fruit and veg and making sure I get enough dairy, protein and so on each day. The trouble is, in addition to all of the healthy food, I have also started eating a lot of crap. I can’t seem to stop myself – literally. I have never known anything like it. Plus there seem to be constant rounds of cakes and biscuits at work and I no longer have an ounce of willpower not to eat all of it. My colleagues have been seriously impressed/amused by the amount I can get through. Also I still haven’t been taking anything like enough exercise and am feeling very creaky and stiff as a result. I need to start using my pregnancy yoga DVD and try to go for a walk a few times a week. Thankfully the evenings, slowly but surely, seem to be getting a bit lighter which means a walk after work doesn’t seem quite so unappealing. The answer is simple really: pack even larger packed lunches (with healthy food!) and take a bit of gentle exercise a few times a week.
As ever, the solution to all of the above is getting a realistic plan in place and then making sure I actually follow it through (always the tricky bit)! For March I will try to do a post on each of the above once a week. This should give me a bit of focus and spur me on. As I generally seem to do the food shop on a Friday (my biggest weekly expense) I’ll kick off tomorrow with a look at my finances and take things from there. Wish me luck!