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“You take the blue pill – the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill – you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes.” -Morpheus
So I didn’t lose any weight today, but I didn’t gain anything.
I worked out for only a half hour today. I did Ballet Beautiful Swan Arms, Tracy Arms, Tracy Standing Abs, and some freestyle Tracy leg/”normal” leg exercises. We are in the process of moving, so things have been a bit crazy. Come Friday, the craziness should die down. So I made $1.00 working out today.
Unfortunately, my eating was HORRID today. I had leftover Shepherd’s Pie today, so that was a neutral meal.
I had…donut. -50 cents
I had…cheeseburger and fries…and milkshake… -50 cents.
Yeah, it was like THAT today. Not proud of myself. HOWEVER, if I wasn’t paying myself, and since I don’t want to really LOSE money, I made myself workout, whereas before, I would have been like, ah, whatever, I already goofed up today, what’s the point? So that is one good thing. I MADE myself workout to undo some of my poor eating habits today.
Tomorrow will be a much better day, I hope. I feel awful eating what I did today, not just emotionally, but physically. I need to tell myself don’t eat that food. Bleh.
It will be hard to weigh myself tomorrow, but I am making myself take the red pill instead of taking the blue pill. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_pill_and_blue_pill). People think by not going to the doctor, their medical illness will just “go away” magically. People think by not weighing their bodies, they probably didn’t gain “too much” weight. I try to live life by always taking the red pill so I don’t live in ignorance, because ignorance is never bliss. Just because you don’t know the problem isn’t there doesn’t make the problem go away. When I don’t weigh myself, bad things happen. Pants stop fitting. Jackets stop fitting. The heavier one gets, the harder it gets to lose weight. Just not good things.
Do you guys feel sometimes it is just easily to live life taking the blue pill?
Today I was down another pound, so down a net of a pound and a half. And I ate very well today! $1.50 well, to be exact.
Breakfast was a banana peanut butter almond milk vegan protein shake made with Sun Warrior protein. +50 cents
Lunch was a salad and minestrone soup. +50 cents
Dinner was Shepherd’s Pie made with organic grass fed beef. Neutral meal.
Snake was pineapple. It ALMOST was Ben and Jerry’s, but I resisted temptation. I really wanted my 50 cents!! +50 cents
My workout went well, too! Had room today to do Buns of Steel, and it was really hard today, which is great. It feels like it is getting harder in a way because I am pushing more, so that is good. I also tried my Ballet Beautiful Swan Arm workout, which was 15 minutes long. It was SO hard!! Very calming, but very effective for sure. It was totally worth $8 to buy it streaming. It is a really great workout. I also added TAM standing abs (Valentine’s Day and Stacy training YouTube videos), which is six minutes long, and then I did four minutes of some free-style leg exercises (which were hard). So I made $2.50 working out today!
So I made $1.50 + 2.50 = $4.00 today! : ) Very happy with that!
I would get more of the Ballet Beautiful streaming videos, but that takes me to another part of my blog: Budget! I already used up my “allowance” for the month, so no more buying until February. :/
Do you guys know who Gail Vaz-Oxlade is? She has a show on CNBC called “Til Debt Do Us Part.” She is FANTASTIC! She also has a few books about money. I have always been into finance, but I haven’t always been the best at it, and I got myself in trouble a few years ago. Not HUGE trouble, but I definitely wasn’t as responsible with money as I should have been. My husband is fantastic at it. So this year, I really want to take the responsible plunge and become more strict with myself. Last year (even last month), I would have just bought all the streaming videos, but since I used up my money for a month (I bought the new Naked 2 Palette from Urban Decay at Sephora online, as well as a few other things), so no more fun shopping for myself. And I don’t want to use my exercise/eating money, because that is for the BIG gift at the end of the year.
Gail is all about the Jar System (it is like the envelope system) and using cash and not debit cards to pay for daily things. This year, I would really like to get control of many aspects of my life, like shopping and being healthy, as well as getting more organized. Shopping and eating have always gone hand-in-hand for me. If I was happy or sad, I would shop and then eat a fun meal to keep that “high” up, which I am sure I am not alone in this. Also, my husband and I eat out WAY too much, especially while I was in Houston last year, so I am going to try to cook a lot more, especially from scratch. I feel like it would be SO easy to eat a bunch of cheap crap, but then I would just be more fat, so I DON’T want to skimp on healthy food to save a buck. It will definitely be a challenge to cook healthy on a budget. I am hoping to even start gardening this year to save some money, so we will see if that will happen.
Have a great evening! <3