25 before 25 a review


you can read my original post here and the mid way ish update here


to have a working budget

we have a budget and I am working on tracking my spending to keep on top of things.

To reduce debt

My credit card balance is lower than when I wrote my original post but there’s still a way to go with it.

To start emergency fund

this hasn’t happened despite it being a line in the budget – I would rather just pay more off my debt.

To do at least 4 £10 week’s

there have probably been weeks I’ve only spent £10 but I have not kept track very well


Get rid of at least 30 items

I made it to at least 27 items so I’m going to call that a success

Put up proper curtains

I now have thicker curtains in the living room, which I am,really liking.

Sort bedroom including new headboard

My new bed – with headboard arrives in just under a week 🙂

Re sort kitchen cupboard to make more room for making things

this is an ongoing work in progress

Get planters for balcony to grow veg

this didnt happen then only thing we are growing this year is a tomato plant

Be happy with my space

we are getting there slowly, having a bed with increased storage will definitely help.

Fitness / Diet

Cook more

YES – I have done a lot more proper cooking and preparing meals for the freezer

Use or ditch kitchen gadgets I am using the blender a lot more – hello breakfast smoothies

Try 10 New foods

This didn’t really happen, my appetite is not very good at the moment

Cook 10 New recipes

Don’t think I made it to 10 but I have cooked more different things.

Eat more fruit and veg

I’m doing really well with this as T eats more food with us now I’m making an effort to make sure it’s healthy

Have at least 8 date nights

We haven’t done any date nights but we did get away for the day for my birthday.

Have a weekend away

We looked at going away for my birthday but just went instead for a day in London as I didn’t want to spend the extra money on a hotel.

Do more together

This is something we have struggled with as I now work every other weekend, and we are both trying to revise for exams.


Be more active

I an walking alot more rather than automatically jumping on a bus but Im thinking or going back to the gym.

Write more

Not as much as I want to so this is a work in progress

Learn something new

😦 complete fail

Look into finishing degree

My current course finishes in 2 weeks and I then have 3 more course til I have finished my degree

Look at returning to work and creating a work life balance

I am back to work now but still working or finding a balance.


Take more pictures

this is something I struggle with part of me regrets not taking more but I like watching T with my eyes not through a camera lens

Attend more groups

We haven’t been to many groups but I am making an effort to make sure we get out every day.

I’m happy with what I have achieved but I think I prefer goals with a shorter time frame.



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