Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Wedding/Life/Fitness Update

First of all, where did everyone go?

I logged into my Google Analytics today for the first time in a long time and saw much to my dismay that I have experienced a 99% page view decrease in the past month. Seriously I hope something is just wonky with my code but if you are still reading please let me know!!!!

Anyway, maybe it's my fault. I haven't had too many interesting blog posts in a while. Life has been pretty busy and my finances are (thankfully) pretty static. No overdrafts, no fear of losing my job, no crazy collection agencies coming after me. Yay! I still would like to be making more progress but am glad to marvel at the baby steps along the way.

Of course the wedding planning has taken a lot of my focus and that is intrinsically linked to my finances. We are on track to make payments of about $2000 split between December and January. I don't know the exact amount. I should check. See, I need my readers to keep me accountable!!!

The other area of my life that I am concentrating on right now is my physical fitness. Right now it's not so good. I've put on weight over the past year or so and it's really depressing me. But...I am turning a bad situation into a good one. I used to be able to eat whatever I wanted and not work out and still be in good shape. That fantasy world is no longer with me but losing it has meant I have gained an understanding of what my body needs and DOES NOT need.

So I joined a gym class, signed up for Spark People (a great site!), and have been working overtime in the gym. I'm counting my calories and drinking 8 glasses of water a day. After all, do I want to spend $4000 on wedding pictures I never want to look at? Heck no!

Sorry I've been a bad blogger but if you're still with me stay tuned because I have lots to say about wedding planning and working out!

12 comments:

Stephanie said...

Spark people is awesome for tracking calories. As far as calories burned this site is really good:

http://www.caloriesperhour.com/index_burn.php

You can look up how many calories you burn (based on your weight) doing pretty much any activity you could imagine.

Money Dieter said...

Good luck!

stackingpennies said...

I'm still reading! Good luck with the fitness stuff

Serendipity said...

I'm still reading! Good luck with the fitness. :)

QL girl said...

I'm still here! I always read via GoogleReader, and don't always click through though. (But I still read every post! lol)

Good luck!

paisley penguin said...

I've been using Weight Watchers. it's $15 a month. I had been using another free site and had never heard of Spark People. I prefer WW even if I have to pay for it.

And of course I'm still reading! :)

Esperanza-To Infinity and Beyond said...

I'M READING!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ldub said...

i don't know if it's helpful for you, but i found that when i focused on my finances and cleaning them up, my physical fitness just honestly came along for the ride and got better. as i've been really busy lately and lax about both keeping scrupulous track of my finances and then taking care of my body, i've seen my financial progress go stagnant and 10 pounds reappear! sometimes, just focusing yourself on ONE thing can lead the other things to fall into place. choose one, get organized and focused, and forgive yourself for "not paying attention" to the other goals. chances are, they'll naturally come along. i really feel like, when i let my focus spread out to a bunch of things rather than looking at just one, that's when everything went haywire!

Daizy said...

I'm still reading although I am busier than usual and sometimes I have to catch up on Saturdays. Keep up the good work!

Ann said...

I just found your blog by clicking around on a bunch of other PF blogs and I'm definitely going to add you to my regular read lists! I'm 29 as well so it's good to read someone in a similiar life phase. Good luck with your goals and I look forward to reading about wedding planning. :)

Moneyapolis said...

Sorry, I'm still here! I haven't had as much time lately to do blog stuff so I've been a bad reader/poster. But thanks for the update and I'll try to be better about visiting my favorite blogs regularly!

Sallie's Niece said...

Oh good I'm glad I'm not just talking to myself. :-(

Think something must be wrong with the Analytics code. I'll try checking it later.