Hard work and sacrifice beget real results.
Today was pay day and fortunately I get three of them this month. Great timing with Christmas coming up next month.
(Holy eff?!? Summer just ended!)
I’ve been a super good girl since I started my budget in September. I track all of my spending… which has seriously curbed most of my incidental and impulse (read: “I deserve a new pair of shoes”) purchases.
I did the math (that’s pretty impressive in itself) and I’ve paid almost $5,500.00 of my debt down since the end of August!
There is still a ways to go (like to Japan and back a couple times) before it’s all gone but I am pretty darn stoked about my success.
Speaking of success…
So I told you all about my revelation a few weeks ago that I would appearing scantily clad on stage in the Dartmouth Players production of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and had seriously dropped the ball on working out and eating right.
Well I’ve been seeing (and feeling) some pretty impressive results from my attitude and routine shift in that regard as well.
I’m looking more ‘curvy’ than ‘muffintop-y’ in my jeans these days.
I’ve increased my running speed on the treadmill and not getting winded as easily.
I’m back on the salads and loving it.
I’m even allowing myself to be photographed head to foot (this is hugely significant).
Like my debt-load, my fitness and body-size have got more work ahead of them, but short term goals (like feeling like a rockstar in my lingerie/whorehouse costumes) are making the process go a heck of a lot more smoothly.
We’ll see if I feel up to posting photos of me in costume all over the internet.
I might never be ready for that.