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365 Days of Gratitude, Day #3

January 3rd, 2016 at 06:57 pm

My thing I am grateful today is:



The Zumba class I attended this morning! It was a fun way to spend an hour. Today is my second day of my four day gym streak. As somebody who generally goes to the gym once a week (if I'm lucky), I am starting to feel sore.

Yesterday I did a 2km jog on the treadmill, today a 1hr Zumba class. I am hoping to do a Body Pump (weights) class and a Sh'bam (dance) class over the remaining two days.

I may actually get complete use of my gym membership this month. Admission to the gym or cost of a class is $10.00 each visit. My gym membership of $20 per week is deducted each Monday, and this month it will work out to be five Mondays, so $100.00. My four day gym streak will use up $40.00, leaving $60.00 for the month, so I can then go a minimum of 6 times for the remaining three weeks. Totally doable. (Ps going to the gym may be expensive but I enjoy it, and I like going to this gym as it is close to home. There are cheaper options however they are further from home. I do acknowledge that a gym membership is a luxury and more of a want than a need, as the truth is you don't need to go to the gym to get fit; there are always alternatives)

Financial doings for the day were:
- noticing that I had forgotten to buy ice cream and peanut butter but deciding to add it to next week's shopping list (we spent $100 this week which is all I want us to spend)
- creating a new spreadsheet for our budget. We have had our budget spreadsheet from September 2012 so it was starting to get a bit full. I have kept the same format however, as it works perfectly for us
- not much else other than trying to budget for the next two weeks. I had to transfer $150 from B's business account to his credit card for a work expense and he has $375 left there for our spending next week. If he has to transfer $175 for petrol (a possibility), we will be left with $200 to use for food and alcohol and other spending money. Still doable, we just need to watch what we do.

It is different compared to a year ago because we do have money we can fall back on and withdraw if needed. This is a nice feeling. However, I would so much rather not withdraw until needed.

5 Responses to “365 Days of Gratitude, Day #3”

  1. pjmama Says:

    Zumba is so much fun! And awesome job on your gym streak!

  2. debt-free by thir-ty Says:

    When I used to belong to a gym, it was solely for Zumba classes. My instructor was amazing. I miss it, but now rely on home DVDs (Turbo Jam and Cize) and Zumba on the Wii.

  3. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Thanks pjmama! Debtfree I guess one day I can rely on home DVDs too, we don't have a Wii

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Ive had an interest in Zumba, but am SO uncoordinated - I'm afraid I'd trip over my own feet more than anything.

    Glad you're enjoying it!

  5. VS_ozgirl Says:

    I'm pretty sure I'm uncoordinated too - some of the moves can be hard to do properly, but if you do it often enough you can learn them with time. It is loads of fun!

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