Monday, December 14, 2009

$40 a Week Challenge-12/7-12/13 FAIL

Today is a brand new start to the week and I have epically failed my challenge last week and this week. Last week I ran with my friend Brad, and after a great run, we went grocery shopping. I was so hungry and everything that was craving at the moment, I purchased! I spent $32 78. Then I was working all weekend and purchased lunch from Whole Foods and had Starbucks coffee. In total, I only was about $47.00 over budget.

However, I broke the bank today! And it is ONLY Monday!

See my damage below:
Running Room: $67.02
Sports Authority: $10.47
Old Navy: $43.96
Shasa Emporium: $23.56
Fundraiser: $20.00
Foodland: $14.31
Midoridori: $8.88
Target: $47.98
TOTAL: $236.18
It is really hard to save during the holidays. I have so many friends and family coming into town this week as well. This week is a loss. I am very disappointed in myself, yet I know that new running shoes were a must. Wish me luck next week!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

$40 a Week Challenge

It has been too long since I have blogged! The holidays have been super crazy and everyone always ends up spending more money than they budgeted!

As of Monday, December 7th, I am officially going on my $40.00 a week challenge. I will be allowed to spend $40.00 a week that will include gas, food, and entertainment. This will definitely be hard, since my other friends are foodies. Another reason why it will be hard is because it is only Tuesday I have spend $20.00 already! Yikes!

$16.00 at California Pizza Kitchen for a Tweet Up
$4.00 at The Counter with Ricky Li for a small dessert.

I have to start bringing home lunch every day now, even on my days off. My running partners, Brad, Jeremy, and Lena are fans of eating out after a workout. I will miss those days!

I have been running much more and today I ran 2.8 miles in 28 minutes! Now that I am getting used to going I need to rest more, work on running longer and faster!