This year Dan and I are doing a makeover on our lives. We have been talking about this for a while, but didn't have the motivation to start. We finally decided to get our butts in gear on Christmas Eve. I once heard someone say that people don't change until they can't stand the way things are anymore. That moment came for us, standing in the car dealership, unable to pick up our car because we couldn't pay for the repairs. All three of our credit cards were maxed out and we had $40 in the checking account. There was no healthy food in our house and we were out of shape and just generally a mess. Thankfully, we have wonderful family members who were able to loan us the money to pay for the car repairs. But, on the way home we promised each other that we were going to change and never come back to this place.
Our New Year's resolutions are about being healthy and wealthy. They are intertwined and work together to hopefully achieve some big changes this year. I am going to use this blog to chart our process.
2010 WILDE FAMILY RESOLUTIONS
1 - SPEND MONEY ONLY ON ABSOLUTE ESSENTIALS TO FACILITATE PAYING DOWN THE DEBT AND CREATING AN EMERGENCY FUND
2 - WORKOUT 4-5 DAYS PER WEEK
3 - REPLACE JUNK FOOD AND EATING OUT WITH HEALTHY FOODS
In addition, we will be focusing on "going green." Yes, you read that correctly. I will elaborate in a future blog post. Wish us good luck on our journey into 2010!