Tuesday, August 27, 2013
I've decided that I'm going to get a second job through the holidays. My husband and I both changed jobs and both of us are much happier, but making less money than we used to make. As a result, although we are making ends meet, we never seem to have any extra.
My dog needs a $750 surgery and it breaks my heart to see her struggling daily to walk comfortably. My husband's birthday is next month, and although I'd love to suggest we skip the gift giving this year, gifts are my husband's "love language" so it is really important to him. Then my mother's birthday is in October, she is also not one to accept a "no gift" birthday. Then it's November and time to start buying Christmas presents.
Gifts are not important to me and I've been trying to convince my family that we should stop exchanging presents except for buying for the kids, but I've given up on that since no one else wants to stop.
On top of all that, my running shoes have got a hole in them but I can't afford to replace them! So you can see why I feel the need to get a 2nd job to bring extra cash in.
So what does all this have to do with losing weight? I'm concerned that if I have a much busier schedule, it will be too easy for me to find excuses not to work out or to make an unhealthy food choice.
I do 90% of my working out early in the morning, so really there should be no excuse to skip it. As far as the food, I will just have to plan ahead. That's what slow cookers are for, right?
Hopefully, all that extra walking around will mean I burn more calories so theoretically, I should lose even more weight as long as I don't use the 2nd job as an excuse to slack off. And really, I have so much energy nowadays -- last year I wouldn't have had the energy to take on a 2nd job.
I have an interview tonight at PetSmart. I figure if I am going to work a second job it should be something I can really enjoy, and I love animals.
Wish me luck!!