Friday, November 11, 2011


It's time!

I need to make changes, and I have been.

Health wise, our family joined the Y, I just added new machines to my weight routine today.  I am also on week one of a Couch to 5K program.   I am doing this for a few reasons. One, is to look hot.  I'm going to be honest, that's what this blog is for.  I don't feel hot.  I used to be hot, I just didn't realize it then, but I want to be hot again.  Second, is because I think being in shape will improve our sex life, better endurance, better flexibility, etc.  I just want to be healthier too, I want the whole family to be healthier.

That being said, my Master has been working out as well, mostly on the weights, and I'm so happy and excited about that.  I worry about him, I don't mind that he is a big guy, not at all, but I want him to be healthy so he will be with me a long long time!

Also, our daughter has been going too.  She and Master have gone swimming a few times, she has done the various cardio machines, and she is in Karate, she is a white belt, working on her first stripe.

Then there are the financial changes.  I just finished reading Dave Ramsey's Total Money Makeover, and I would like to follow his plan.  I'm working on selling stuff on Craigslist and eBay, to get us started (and to help cover Christmas).  I also opened a savings account to use for next year to save for Christmas, then I'll be able to buy people what I WANT to buy them!  Not just the bare minimum!  So, I'm excited about that.

With all that in place, I need to work on a routine, so I'm also going to figure out a plan for keeping the house tidy, and then one for deep cleaning the house on a regular basis.

I'm not going to fool myself, the house won't be up to the standards that I want, but I will keep it decent.

I will also be getting more hours at work, at  least for now.  Which is a blessing, and a curse.  I don't enjoy working, I won't lie.  I don't mind being a bank teller, I can handle the customers, even when they are asses, and I can handle the money, and balancing.  What I hate is the fact that they make us sell things to every customer.  I don't mind if a customer could use something, like a person that has a large amount of money in a checking account, earning no interest, of course I'll recommend a savings.  Or if a person has a mortgage with 7% interest, of COURSE I'm going to tell them they need to refinance!  But to push credit cards on people that can already barely make ends meet, I don't want to help them dig them selves into the hole I'm in.  So I won't do that.  But, our branch just lost a teller, she got a new job, so there are more hours there, plus there are other branches that are short handed, and I'm helping out a few days at one of them as well.  While I would much rather only be working the 24 or so hours a week, but, we need the money, and as I'm a slave, and part of this family, I will do my part.

And, I also plan to start cooking more, I went through my crock pot cook books this evening, and made notes of recipes I'd like to try.  I'm thinking maybe 2 a week to start.

I'm excited about all these changes, for the good.  I know there will be set backs, but the point will be, not to let them get me down, and stop me.