Welcome 2019! I have been absent from here way too long. I think that probably shows everyone how our progress is going! Over the next few weeks, I will update how we finished 2018 and our goals for 2019. However, tonight I wanted to share a January challenge that the McKee family is doing.
If you follow the blog’s Instagram, then you may have seen the video I posted yesterday that briefly mentioned our challenge. If not, go watch it. It’s a minute long, and you get to see our dog. So worth it!
For January, we will not be going to any restaurants or coffee shops. I know that a popular Dave Ramsey saying is that people with debt shouldn’t see the inside of a restaurant unless they are working there, but we never followed that statement. The fact is, we dine out way too often, and it’s usually at fast food restaurants, which are both unhealthy and not as cheap as they used to be. There’s really no winning by going to them! We’ve also been really bad about getting coffee from a couple of different places (I’ll let you guess which two). Yes, the coffee drinks can be delicious, but again, they’re unhealthy and pricey.
I want to focus on becoming healthier physically, mentally, and financially this year, so by going through this challenge in January, I think it will help me begin my journey. There is one caveat – we do have money left on both coffee shop app accounts, so Will may be using those to fuel up before he goes to work. He could leave those accounts alone until February, but the poor man is going to be suffering enough with me eating healthier, so let’s give him a little bit of a break!
Would you like to join us during this challenge? If so, leave a comment here or on our Instagram!