At the end of each year, Hubby and I make a list of who we will buy for regarding birthdays, Christmas, anniversaries, Mother's Day, Father's Day, weddings, showers etc and allot a certain amount that we want to spend. We total that up and then divide it by 23 payments (to coincide with our paydays) Then each pay we put away the amount and when it comes time to buy presents we already have the money set aside. It makes shopping at Christmas so much more manageable!
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For me as long as I stay flexible with my workouts I stay motivated Let's face it we all have lives that have bumps in the road My life is more of murphy's law What can go wrong will go wrong - For me when my life takes a turn off my main course its just a minor detour. This is the time to go with the flow and make do with what time I have . Life happens don't worry over the bumps in the road.
My plans seems to have to change due to unexpected doctor appointment, family issues and sometimes work related issues, and or just plain life issues
Sign up for a race or fun run/walk to stay on target
An event on the calendar helps keeps eyes on the prize. Pick an event in the future that is a challenge, but doable. Find a training plan and sign up for the event. The money typically goes to a good cause and because you have skin ($$) in the game, you are more likely to complete your mission.
When you are done, celebrate, then find the next event to shoot for. 363
I have a notebook in Evernote with a separate note for each restaurant I visit and what the best options are for my diet plan in each. I don't write down the "best options" that I wouldn't like either - just what I'd actually order. With my smart phone, I have that custom reference to keep me on track.
Having a plan is half the battle, having it HANDY is the other half.
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