Get yo’ hump day on, y’all. I’m not sure how much longer I will be making hump day references, but I assume it will be a little longer than forever. (Oh, and I have a winner for the Soybu giveaway. Click over to see if it’s you!)
So, I don’t have much to say today. I also don’t have any energy. I’m not sure what’s going on. I’m not going to keep blaming it on being sick, so I’ll just go with… global warming? But really, I’m skipping my workout. I was supposed to run sprints tonight, but I just don’t have it in me. The last time I tried that, Ryne made me stop after a mile because I almost fell off of the treadmill twice. Embarrassing. I think I’ve discussed this before, but I might need to consider getting up early to run in the mornings. I wonder if I could really pull that off? I know people do this all the time, so I don’t know why I’m scared to try that.
On a related note, I get weird when I’m tired.
I also recently quit my afternoon/evening coffee habit and I think that actually might have something to do with the fact that I want to crawl into a hole by 7 pm. Now, here is the question of the day: do I hop back on the caffeine train or do I man up and get over it? Hmm. I do like coffee. Basically, I’m in the middle of an energy crisis over here. Make me either get up in the mornings or toughen up in the evenings, please. Obviously, I’m not doing well on my own. On a serious note, I know I need to get my act together and I’m truly embarrassed that I can’t. I almost didn’t post tonight because I was ashamed that I couldn’t muster up the energy to get off my butt. Then I realized that I might as well put it out there in case someone can talk some sense into me. I pretty much need a work out Mr. Miyagi in my life. Run on, run off. Or maybe I just need a miracle energy drink. Oh, yeah. That’s coffee. Ugh. Back to the starting point. 😉
Speaking of energy, October is Energy Awareness Month. We’ve been decorating our house lately, but the one thing we actually did right from the beginning is choose energy-efficient appliances and electronics. The average home’s annual energy bill is around $2,200. Um, that’s not chump change, ya know? Choosing the right ENERGY STAR certified appliances can save you money.
I’m all about that. I happen to live with the most frugal/money-conscious man on the planet, so we are well aware of the benefits of cutting costs where you can. We were lucky enough to be able to pick and choose our appliances when we moved into our home. Thankfully, we made the right choices and decided on an energy efficient washer, dryer, stove, refrigerator, and dishwasher. (Side note: we also recently switched to better light bulbs and actually saw a noticeable change in our bills! :)) We aren’t currently shopping for any of these items, but this information will be useful to you if you are. Best Buy is the freaking spot for finding these products, because they have partnered with ENERGY STAR to help make the search that much easier.
Best Buy has more than 2, 300 unique ENERGY STAR certified products available in store and online. Beyond savings just based on energy efficiency, local utility companies provide rebates that can save you up to $300. To find rebates available in your area, check out the Best Buy online rebate finder. Pretty sweet.
Anyway, that’s my little helpful tip for the day. Save energy = Save money. Now if I could figure out how to save energy when it comes to my body. I’d be on a roll. Help me figure it out!
**Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for Best Buy. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I mean, who doesn’t like Best Buy? Let’s be real.**