Spending Recap 8/6-8/12Posted: August 13, 2012
Monday $170 car (b)
Tuesday $25 Walgreens
Wednesday no spend day
Thursday no spend day
Friday $25 dinner (d)
Saturday $187 groceries (b), $40 gas (b), $25 haircut (p), $25 groceries
Sunday no spend day
At least most of it was planned or budgeted for and I still had three no spend days which are always nice to have. On Monday, we had to do the back breaks for the car and a rotation. They only charged me for the breaks because they forgot to write it down that they did the rotation. I honestly couldn’t tell you if they rotated the tires or not. I’m assuming they did but I would have assumed they did even if they charged me for it. And by the way-paying cash to get this fixed without worrying about how it was going to affect my budget? Felt as great this time as it did the first time!
Still working on my grocery budget but I figure spending $400-$500 a month is okay—it’s not just our food as we buy house stuff, kitty stuff and personal hygiene stuff with it. Right now, we’re just sticking with making our meal list, pantry list and grocery list. Not too much in stock piling unless I get a great deal (for instance, I bought 5 meals worth of chicken for only $6—and I portioned it out for meals and froze it) and even then, I tend to not buy after as it goes on my pantry list. It’s really helped keep everything in check so far. It just sucks because every time I think something is going well, we run out of something—like olive oil or toilet paper. We’ll get there though.
I’m honestly insane. I’m freely admitting it though. I did week two and was completely drained by the end of it. Part of that comes from continuing to keep up my running and the other part comes from being able to pushing myself just a little farther each day. I LOVE the program. I will be doing the second week over again though. I told my fiancé I’d do it with him as he ended up with poison ivy at the end of week 1. Not being able to sweat without making the oil spread kind of meant no working out—this program really makes you sweat.
Right now I’m able to do the first section of the warm up and part of the second before having to take a small break. Yes, the warm up. When they say that their warm up is like someone else’s workout, they are not kidding. I did my first cardio abs section and I really wanted to crawl into my bed afterwards!
Other than that? I barely did anything this weekend and it felt great. I think the last few weekends of doing so much meant that I just needed a couple where I just stayed at home and watched TV. (and worked out) How was your weekend?