So you are all on a journey somewhere and some of you are working on this financial thing.
Here's something new I'm trying because I get into a good behaviour for a bit and then I decided to rebel because i haven't made the behaviour automatic...I've made it a pain my own backside.
Here's what I'm doing.
I've taken what I need in the variable budget and instead of removing it once from my account, I'm taking what I need for the week out once every week. Some of you may be saying - yep that's a no-brainer. For me, I've realized that when I have the money for the month, I spend heavy early on and then have to be careful as the days go by and the month drags on. Yep the jars work, and I could hide the money - tried that too. Now, I have my planner set up with days for spending and on what, and I take only enough out to get through the week.
It's nice. I don't carry that dreaded debit card with me, and I'm seriously looking at changing banks.
Today I need gas. I had all the money from last week, and found that I've still got about $40 from what I needed - that was earmarked for gas actually, since it's the only unpredictable variable I have - and so today I'll be gasing u.
July is month number 7 of this year.
What great things are you rocking out for the remaing 5 months?
You'll also be finding some new posts on this site, given that I am now actively pursuing my health and I want to start talking about it too.
It's my Quest to be Healthy!
I started back with my trainer, 2 months ago, and this weekend have decided to give Jillian Michaels 90-day program a go as well.
I see the trainer 2 times per week, and I pay in sessions. 1 session for $130 is a price you just can't beat! It works out to $16.45 per workout.
Jillian Michaels program cost me $180 including taxes and shipping. For the 90 days it says you do the program for, that's a cost of $2 per day I turn on the DVD's. On both counts I come out ahead. I have access to a trainer that will help me with technique and push me more than I push myself. Jillian is one of those things that I made a promise to myself to exercise every day. When I get home from work I have it queued up and ready to go. All I have to do is change into my "comfy clothes" which look remarkable like workout clothes and get my sweat on!
After the first workout, I'm feeling it in my arms, tris, and core - exactly the areas I worked yesterday. 90 days from yesterday, I will have a firmed up, trimmed out, toned body. If not, I'll work on another 90 days. Tonight, prior to getting home, I'll be stopping to get a piece of bristol board to make my goal poster for this 90 days.
In the next 90 days I plan to be $4,000 lighter on my debt, 14 inches smaller in the body, and 20 pounds lighter. My health, all the way around, will be improved as I take every single day one day at a time.
How are you goals going?