This month is going to pull me out of my routine, in more ways than one. On Tuesday, I’m moving into a beautiful home on the waterfront for a month. The upside: living on the water with a cute dog, in a house that is maintained by a gardener and housekeeper. The downside: it’s going to add an hour-long commute to my day (30 minutes each way), making it impossible to hit the gym before work.
On the bright side, I’ve researched and found that the closest gym is not only cheaper but is almost brand new! My plan for now is to continue going on both Saturdays and Sundays, while trying to squeeze in at least one evening workout during the week. I’m also going to bring my yoga mat and lay it out in the room with the best view of the ocean. Ok, so there are actually a few bright sides to this deal.
Oh, and I’m getting paid. So that’ll help this month’s budget! Something I didn’t look at last month is that, despite getting three paycheques, most of my automatic withdrawals only occurred twice. This month, my car loan payment and all my automatic savings are coming out three times. If I wasn’t getting paid to housesit, this would be a pretty tight month. But I think I’ll be able to put about 30% of my income on debt and 10% into savings. Sounds ok to me.
Goals for this month:
- Continue counting calories on Lose It!
- Workout 4x per week
- Put $5 into a jar, whenever I workout
- Finally buy myself a new pair of running shoes
- Read Mockingjay by Susanne Collins
What do you have planned for this month? :)