Saturday, October 26, 2013
Here's what's new with me:
1. I'm really obsessed with the fact that you can make a blog entry right from the start page now.
2. I've had the "Skinny Jeans Workout" pinned in my browser for about a month now, and may actually start it soon.
3. I've been consistently running about 2.25 miles 4 times a week for the past few weeks, getting my body used to burning around 200 calories a day, and feeling pretty great as a consequence.
4. I'VE GOT A NEW FINANCIAL HEALTH PLAN THAT I'M REALLY EXCITED ABOUT, AND IT MERITS ALL CAPS. It also ties into my nutritional health, so yay! Anyway, because of the aforesaid running, I've been pretty fast and loose with my eating habits this past month. When I wanted the ice cream, I bought the ice cream. When I wanted the potato chips, I bought the potato chips. IT TURNS OUT, when I don't enforce limits on those things, I buy ice cream/potato chips, like, 4-5 times a week. I've been eating them in lieu of other meals but still, that's a LOT of junk food.
So, for the month of November, I'm giving them up, and having a check in with myself every night. If I really, really wanted to buy those things that day, and I didn't, the amount of money it would have cost goes into my savings account. At the end of the month, I use that amount of money as a payment towards my credit card, in addition to the regular amount I pay each month. Because you guys. I have around $5,200 of credit card. I know it's not as much as some, but given my age and career status, it's enough to occasionally give me stress nightmares for 4 nights in a row. I think this is going to be a great way for me to see, first of all, how much money I could be saving if I wasn't spending it on crap food, AND how much better it will be for me, over all, to be more discerning about how I spend my money.
I'm thinking of repeating the project in December, either with food again, or with Old Navy, which is my compulsive shopping danger zone, but I'm not 100% sure since it's PRESENT-BUYING-MONTH.
Anyway, I hope you're all doing well!!!