I love reading all of your blogs because I am always inspired to make necessary changes in my own life by reading about the positive changes that you are making in yours. Two themes that seem to be creeping across the blogosphere are finances and fitness.
Two things that I am really interested in. There’s a 21-day financial fast going on and also training for a 5k.
I don’t have major issues in either area but I know that there is definite room for improvement. Or maybe I’m just kidding myself and I need a complete overhaul. I don’t know.
For the longest time, the only debt I had was my house and my car. I didn’t spend much on my credit card and if I did, I paid it off. Well, due to recent events (which may be discussed at a later date) I have been indulging in a little retail therapy. Actually, a lot of retail therapy. Needless to say, I am not happy with myself right now. I am ashamed to tell you that I have $4,991.08 sitting on my Visa card. How could I have let this happen? I know how I let it happen but now I am setting a goal to have it paid off before the end of the year. That’s about $600/month. I am still saving consistently but I am going to temporarily reduce the amount I put into savings and put it on the card. I’ve already taken the card out of my wallet and will not use it again until the balance is paid off. Watch my progress to the right.
On the fitness front, I actually am doing pretty well. I work out consistently but my intensity is lacking. I need to step it up. I need to have the same intensity that I had this time last year when I was working out 5 days a week. For the month of May I have set a goal to do something everyday … either go to the gym for cardio and weights or yoga so I can increase my flexibility. So far, I’ve gone on the 1st (gym and yoga) and the 3rd (gym). Tonight I’m going to yoga. My fitness goal is really to remain healthy and maintain my weight. I’d really like to lose 4 lbs but that isn’t crucial. I could do it if I were more disciplined with what I eat for dinner. I have breakfast and lunch on lock but then I give myself a pass for dinner.
I have work to do.