Happy Tuesday! I generally hop on here and ramble, but I figured it was about time to update y’all (okay, really just myself) on where I’m at in life in regards to fitness, finance, food, and family stuff. I usually vaguely allude to “making changes” or spew out random thoughts, but today is all about specifics. Well, sort of. I’ll be as specific and succinct as I possibly can. I like to talk and I get distracted easily. It’s a problem.
I’m struggling with this one, y’all. One day I want to run a marathon and the next I want to cut back on long distance and focus on HIIT. And, in all honesty, I kind of think that’s okay and totally normal. You can love all types of workouts, am I right? It’s probably a good sign that I can’t decide what to focus on. If you’ve read my blog in the past, this is totally a pattern with me. I do know that whatever I end up doing, I’ll keep trying to improve when it comes to lifting. That jank is good for you.
On the finance front, I know exactly what I need to do. I have got to cut the “small” expenses out. I’m looking at you, Starbucks and Chick-fil-A. Those small expenses become big ones if you aren’t paying attention. My new game-plan is a month without overpriced coffees and delicious waffle fries. If I survive, I’ll end up saving well over $100. That number is probably on the low side, because I don’t actually want to admit how much I’ve blown recently there.
I enrolled Maddux in preschool today. Well, it’s daycare, let’s be honest. He’ll start right before I go back to work, and I’m really excited for him. He jumps up and down if you ask him about school, which is hilarious because he has zero clue what that even means. He just knows there will be a playground. We’re also going to work on eating more meals at home, for both family time and to reinforce the whole “no wasting money on waffle fries” thing. I can do this, y’all. Help me through it.
Speaking of eating all of our meals at home, I’ve got somewhat of a game plan moving forward. I definitely need to get back on track with meal planning, but I also think I need to cut back on the sugar. I’ve found some recipes I really want to try soon, but a lot of them are more labor intensive than I would like. If you have any recipes or resources for simple, clean-ish eating, let me know. I really want to focus on the –ish part of that, because I’m not about to cut all sugar or processed foods out of my life. Not now, not ever. It’s called wiggle-room and I need it in my life.
Now that I’ve unloaded all my issues on you, I’m heading out for a run. Because, today, that’s what I’m interested in and I better take it advantage of it while I can. 😉
Question: Making any changes in your life right now? Let me know! I’ll totally be here for moral support. And by moral support, I mean whining and complaining to you. It will be fun.