Why hello, friends!
If you've been checking out my Insta, you may have noticed that today I startted the #nospendchallenge.
It's 30 days of no spending, and I already spent money on an unplanned, but totally necessary
The other challenge is a fitness-related challenge that I'm unsure what to name/call. I am not trying to completely change my body; I like my body I do want to lose a little fat, but I want to keep my butt. I want to get faster and I want to be able to be better at weird upside-down yoga shit. Basically, I’ll be 40 next year, and this is my version of a mid-life (body) crisis.
These two challenges go hand-in-hand with each other, as I spend a lot of money on food and booze that I don’t necessarily plan in my day-to-day meals. With specific fitness goals, I’ll have to make sure that I’m getting enough protein and not wasting money on frose and aperol spritz.
I’ll be honest; as soon as I finish this blog post I am going to have a well-deserved Allagash White, my favorite beer.
That’s the beauty of these two challenges working in tandem and lasting more than say a week or 10 days.
A month gives you time to learn patterns about yourself. It gives you time to forgive yourself and try again.
I say that because I’m not just trying to make myself feel better for having a beer on the first day of my fitness challenge (I did buy the beer yesterday for what it’s worth); but I want to remind myself that no matter where this journey takes me in 30 days, in 60 days, or in 90 days, I am more than enough just as I am right in this moment.
No amount of money or fitness will make me a better person inside. The only one who can do that is me.
*Basically, always chew to see if the pedestrian/bike path is open on the Triborough before going up halfway a reaching a barricade in 98' heat.