Weekly Spending and Fitness Recap 3/7-3/13/2011

This week was unbelievably difficult for me because I only had about $8 in my checking account (sent too much to savings last paycheck) and $30 cash in my wallet. Turns out, I actually could do it! I'm going to have to leave as little as I can in my checking account before each paycheck. It makes me feel as though I need to live paycheck to paycheck but also teaches me to be more aware of my money and to budget accordingly. I only had $25 to spend to get gas this week, so it felt like a reality check that I couldn't get a full tank of gas when I'm so used to filling up my gas tank. I still was able to go about my normal weekly spending habits but I was definitely more aware and spent less than what I had. Although I was only "broke" for 4 days, it was an unexpected money lesson. Even with no money in my checking account, I was able to go to the gym and work out. This makes me want to actually participate in some No Spend Day challenges.

Anyway, if you're wondering why I bought moccasins on Saturday, I have a funny story. I really like wearing moccasins as opposed to ballet flats. They're comfortable (especially Minnetonka's Kilty Moc) but I bought the ones with the soft sole and wore them out for a few weeks already! Since I loved them so much, I bought the deerskin version (this time with a sole) so that I'm not actually wearing slippers in public. 

Bagel $2.29

McDonald's $3.00
Ran 2 miles outdoors

Cardio Mix - 1 hour

Ran 2 miles outdoors

Vending Machine $1.60
Gas $25
Turbo Kick - 1 hour
Moccasins $38
24SET (Cardio w/ weights) - 1 hour


TOTAL SPENDING: $69.89 (my lowest ever!)


Blonde Ambitions said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You had a great week! Wish I could say the same. :-)
I also love that you track your workouts & finances together. I feel like the two are both about small steps, balance, & discipline, so it resonates for me.

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I find that working out is a great way to not spend money ... when you're working out, you've always got something to do, and when your workout is finished, you're too tired to do anything else!

mybuckstopshere.com said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh yes, you should be "broke" more often! That's a LOW spending week. And imagine if you didn't buy the moccasins? :D

Great job! And glad to see you're keeping up well with your fitness regime!

JesicaRae said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I am down to 37.00 in checking and payday is Friday. I always keep my checking account as low as possible too! It helps!

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