Wednesday, July 27, 2011
I am headed to Vegas next week on vacation and I really want to go to the Buffet at the Bellagio. To be honest I have not checked the cost.
What I did look into was the fitness center at the hotel we are staying at. I was almost blown over that it was $20 per day. Ummm, silly me thought it would be free.
I am self described as fruggle, and at times have been called cheap! It is not that I am so cheap, to be honest I LOVE to spend money. What I hate is to do is to waste money. What I buy has to have value or I won't buy it.
Back to the price of my Vegas Buffet. The value to me of the buffet is $20/day. I can sit at a slot machine and not give it a second thought to play $20. But this is the first time I am going on a real vacation since I started my journey to a happy healthy life.
Some of the things I have learned in my almost two years of my journey; it is all about the choices. I choose to have pancakes with no butter and sugar free syrup when I go out to breakfast instead of hash browns, bacon and eggs with an extra order of toast.
Another lesson is that when I over do something there needs to be accountability and a plan to stay on track. The fact that I am making my plan to stay on track, even with the buffets and the alcohol for me is huge.
So, I am going to finish thinking about it for the rest of the day, but I think that $20 just might be a value for me.
After all, since there really is not end to this journey, isn't it really all about the lessons we learn along the way that make each day more clear?