Thursday, October 18, 2007
So I am officially back in the game. I always feel better when I am exercising, but in the past, I have gotten bored. I was always at home in the gym, dirty gym's, gym's with ex-felons were always most comfortable for me because they are serious about lifting weights as I am. I just started to lose that loving feeling so decided it was time to cross-train. I am keeping my 3 day split schedule, it works best for me and I can be flexible. (3 days on, 1 rest day) It gives you different days off per week and every once in awhile you get 2 days off a week. So now I am still lifting weights but have started hiking, running, and taking a variety of classes at Achieve Fitness with everything from Pump (with weights) to Yoga and Body by Ballet. Tonight I am doing Turbo Kickboxing and I can't wait to work out, I also have talked 3 of my friends into joining my quest for fitness.....I thought one of them was going to pass out last night after the Pump plus class, but she seemed ok. My other friend was so excited she was trying to schedule something in for everyday!!!(I think she was on a runners high after class) So if you feel the need and want to join me, I would love to see your face, with sweat glistening and a grin that resembles a grimace on it at any class or outdoor venture I am doing. Let me know...I have found out that you can enjoy fitness for free if you play your cards right (Achieve offers a different free class every month and if you place a gym box in your place of business, you automatically get two free memberships for as long as you display the box!!) The outdoors is always wonderful as well, I am going to try snowshoeing this winter and possibly cross country skiing if anyone is game!!!!
Saturday, October 13, 2007
When is the last time you called all your creditors and asked them to lower your monthly fees? You do know you can do that I hope. I did that on Monday and it took me around 3 hours total, but I am now going to save $690 per months and I just thought of 2 more which will add another $108 to that to make it a whopping $798 in savings, all it takes is some emails and some phone calls. I think that is something in my monthly living expenses I will not miss. We just lost 340 channels on our Direct TV.......nobody has noticed yet, our phone is to that basics, I guess if I need to know who is calling, I should answer the phone, and if they get a busy signal, they know I am on the phone. Did you know if you have AT &T and do combined billing you will save 20% off your phone, cell phone and internet, which by the way I was paying 49.99 for and told them I was cancelling and miraculously they can give me the same exact service for 19.99 if I stay. I no longer need the paper, not only am I saving trees, but I can read on line for free everyday and print the coupons right off on my computer. Most of our creditors have competitors and don't want to lose thier clients, I know I don't. If you just take the time to write them down and just start making calls, you may be surprised, oh and buy the way.....if you bring your own bags to Raley's they give you 5 cents off your bill per bag....if you clip coupons the saving just keep coming, as a matter of fact, I just went to the store and used a free coupon for thier weekly dinner (10.00 savings) and they gave me a baggy with free bottled water, m-n-m's, koolaide, a bag clip and a shopping list pad, don't know why but hey, I'll take it!!!! You may be surprised at how much money you are just blowing in the wind try it and write down your savings per month (coupon's too) It may just put a smile on your face.
JOBS I'VE HAD IN MY LIFE.
3. shoe salesperson
4. office manager
PLACES I'VE BEEN ON VACATION
MY FAVORITE MOVIES
1. Benny and Joon
2. Edward Scizzorhands
3. When a Man Loves a Woman
4. The Bear
PLACES I'VE LIVED
3. Golden Valley
1. Ice Cream
PLACES I'D RATHER BE RIGHT NOW
1. In bed with a book
2. Watching my daughter dance
3. Working out
4. On my Harley
WHO WILL RESPOND (you are now tagged, create a blog!!)
1. My Mom
I wasn't tagged, but I am going to follow my sisters lead anyways..........
1.HARDCOVER OR PAPERBACK AND WHY? Paperback because I like to be able to throw books into my purse when I need to and I don't feel guilty if I bend the cover.
2.IF I WERE A BOOKSHOP I WOULD CALL IT...... "Nose N A Book"
3.MY FAVORITE QUOTE FROM A BOOK(MENTION TITLE ALSO) IS......"I love you forever, I like you for always as long as I'm living, my baby you'll be" from I Love you Forever.
4. THE AUTHOR,(ALIVE OR DECEASED) I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE LUNCH WITH......hmmm probably Anne Rice, just because she is so weird.
5.IF I WERE ON A DESERTED ISLAND AND COULD ONLY BRING ONE BOOK TO READ IT WOULD BE......Thorne Birds for sure.
6.I WOULD LOVE TO INVENT A BOOKISH GADGET THAT.....Has a light and holds the book and also turns the page while I am cuddled under the blankets.
7.THE SMELL OF AN OLD BOOK REMINDS ME OF....My moms closet box
8.IF I COULD BE A CHARACTER IN A BOOK (MENTION TITLE) IT WOULD BE.......Scarlett O'Hara, and I'll worry about it tommorrow.
9.THE MOST OVERESTIMATED BOOK OF ALL TIME.......I read one that was so bad I can't even remember what it was called.....
10.I HATE IT WHEN A BOOK........Ends just when it is getting good.....Anne Rice always does that!!!