Yesterday I had a discussion with a friend who made the decision to put their finances on auto pilot. She selected options in paying her bill that would allow for each one access to withdraw the amount of the bill automatically each month when the bill was due. I have heard of this technique before from advisers who teach about time management. Personally I don’t like the idea of it as I can be a total control freak when it comes to finances, but I suppose for some who spend less time than I do crunching numbers it works out to their benefit.
I actually like the little time I spend each month analyzing the bill to see the difference between the last one. If my electric bill is a little higher I question certain things like turning off lights when I am not using them. Cable TV companies are notorious for adding things to your bill and I have caught a lot of this in the past. Unlike most, I like to spend a few minutes each day handling my finances. It allows me to know exactly where I am before I start the day. I know how much is in checking and savings and I know how my investments are doing.
Five days out of the week I am trading my precious time to work to earn money as my wife does the same. The money we earn represents so many hours out of our live’s and each dollar is precious to us. If I am not in control of my money then someone else will be. Each paycheck that I get closer to being completely debt free represents my cause for financial freedom. Even if it’s just a few extra dollars each month that I reduce my debt I know that over time it will add up. Call me cheap or frugal if you wish, I just call myself a financial rebel.
After a hard shoulder workout yesterday I am sore today. It is that nagging muscle soreness in the back of my neck that tells me that I haven’t worked those muscles in a while. Normally I would go right to working my back today, but with the soreness I decided to just work my abdominals. I have noticed that doing crunches actually makes my shoulders feel a little better.
My blood sugar is still high and my body weight is rapidly increasing but my waist remains the same. Although my blood sugar is a little higher than I feel comfortable with I am going to continue on my mission unless it starts to rise to a point that is unaccepable. I am in muscle building mode and it feels really good. It is fun to think about how much progress I will make before next May.
Blood Sugar- 128, Weight- 184.2
Bowflex – ABS
Bowflex Crunch- 200- 25, 25, 25
Situps- 25, 23, 20
5:45 AM- Protein Shake (42g)
6:30 AM- Oatmeal
9:30 AM- Protein Bar (30g)
12:30 PM- Pork Tacos
6:30 PM- Beef Stew