I was down a half pound today! Yay!
Today’s workout was all right. We are in the process of moving things, so the whole house was a bit of out sorts. I actually really didn’t have much room to workout today, so I did some TAM YouTube videos for abs and arms, and some basic workout movements, like wall push-ups, tricep dips, squats, lunges, that type of thing. I only worked out for a half hour today, so that was only $1, but it is still something. Honestly, if I wasn’t paying myself, I would not have worked out. I also wasn’t feeling super hot today, so that was part of the reason for the modified workout.
For breakfast, I ate pineapple and a banana. I know it is a lot of fruit sugar, but it just sounded so good, and it was super satisfying. So since fruit is good, I earned 50 cents for that. For lunch, I had a tuna sandwich with some tomato and some raw sauerkraut, so I would say this meal is neutral since it is no junk food, even with the mayo. It wasn’t very much mayo. I did lose 50 cents for some froyo today. For dinner, I had quinoa/corn pasta with some marinara sauce, so since it was no white flour, I would say it is a healthy meal. So my net food for the day was again 50 cents.
So I am now up to $8.00!
Also, the 50 cents is just how much I can afford to do this. Some of you can afford to do more, some of you can do less. The idea is to just do something for yourself, so just say you can only pay yourself 10 cents for working out 15 minutes or per healthy meal, you should do that! The point is that by the end of the year, buying yourself, YOURSELF, something fabulous with the money you worked hard for.
I can’t quite decide what I would like to purchase at the end of the year. Part of me thinks I should buy something practical, like new carpet, or put it in savings, but THAT isn’t super inspiring, is it? A new big TV to workout with would be great, but I kind of what that sooner than the end of the year if I can get one. My downfall, however, has always been designer purses. I have a Coach now, which I love, and I have a few of those, but I would really love a Louis Vuitton. I have wanted one for probably seven or eight years. I know some think it is absolutely ridiculous to buy something so outlandish for that kind of money, but I think every time I would see that purse, I would think of how hard I worked for it, and it would remind me of the accomplishments I made. My sister thinks I should get that purse because it’s what I really want, and I will work quite hard for it if that’s what I have in my mind to purchase.
So who knows what I will buy with it! But that will be a fun time by the end of this year when I get to buy whatever I want because of my hard work in eating right and working out. If I don’t work out enough, I won’t be able to even GET that purse! If you guys are doing this plan, what would YOU buy? Do you have some big purchase in your mind?
I definitely can’t wait to get into Meta when I get settled back at home in a little over a week. However, I still really love doing Buns of Steel. My butt is definitely getting more steel like. ; ) I do have a few awesome friends I met on Facebook, Jude and Lynda, and they have been talking about Ballet Beautiful, and I so far bought the Swan Arms workout streaming, I viewed it, and it looks really good. She was the trainer who trained Natalie Portman for Black Swan. Here is the link if you want to order streaming videos or DVDs: http://www.balletbeautiful.com. They look very hard yet calming-ish at the same time. I am an exercise video junkie. I just like to do a bunch of different things.
The important thing is to just keep GOING and to keep doing SOMETHING and be consistent with it. Again, taking things day by day, one day at a time, is really the only way to live life. My family lives with uncertainty each and every day because of stupid metastatic cancer, but in reality, we all live with uncertainty in life. So let us make this day count for something.