Wednesday, October 19, 2011

What a Waste Wed with a.....

Me lovey South Park

little light Wordless in the mix. So if any of y'all are just joining me I vowed almost 3 weeks ago to get my happy jiggly butt on a budget. See here What a Waste Week 1.
So far this shit has been working out and I am totally sucker punched pleased on how well I am doing. I am pretty proud of myself...that's right bitches I am kicking ass and taking names. Little update
  • First week I kicked grocery shopping ass and I am still doing really well.  This week I saved even more by priting coupons on line...see  told you so I am already beginning to "crack out" on this shit. 
  • Last week I tackled my latte obsession and we are good. I bought an inexpensive espresso/latte maker at Target $40.00......say wahhhatttt yep $40.00 and I am getting to be a kick ass barista here at Casa Crazy. My lattes are frothy and everything....
This week....I tackle my gym membership...yep my gym membership. When I started working out last year for my sanity as well as to redirect my ass in the upward position after baby,  the only thing I had to consider at the time - did the gym have day care for my little one while mommy worked her balls off. At the time I gave no consideration to the price because I needed a gym any gym with day care care..... Let me tell you for as health conscience as this part of California is I expected a bigger selection of work out places in this county...*Hello Equinox do you hear me we could use you out here*. One of the gyms was so dirty and smelly I almost puked, another had day care but the people taking care of the kids just gave my the hibby jibby's...so that would be a no. So I decided on the gym that I was with until I cancelled last week. I mean this place was pretty nice...Clean, the equipment was ok and the folks in the day care were great. Down side...Sooooo crowded, snot nose mommy's  I wanted to deck on a daily basis and general chaos. But I continued to go because it was my escape for an hour....You mommy's out there know what the hell I am talking about. An hour to zone out, blast your Ipod and give yourself a good sweat.

So yeah I was paying....$169.00 month *stupid stupid stupid* and that did not include the day care which was setting me back $10.00 a day for anywhere from 3-5 days a week you do the math...holy shit that is allot of mula and just plain super crazy.  I started beating the Internet and I found this great gym in the same general area. I did a tour last Friday liked what I saw and signed up. This gym $64.00 a month plus $5 dollars a day for day care but if I buy a monthly it will only cost me $30.00 so I will be doing that. So far this place has been pretty great. The gym is low key, super clean and just a great place to bang it out and leave.  The day care operator is mellow and really good with kids - so far so good. Why didn't I see this place about a year and 1/2 ago?  I could have saved my happy ass a good wad of cash...Oh well you live and you learn!

Now I wanted to leave you with the below pic  - this is my lovely, darling, classy daughter with he finger up her nose while cruising the Ipad for porn...Nah just kidding on the porn part ;0). 

Happy Hump Day

13 comments:

Eve.E said...

HEY THERE,
JUST TO LET YOU KNOW I HAVE GIVEN YOU AN AWARD. IF YOU WANT TO STOP BY AND GET IT WHEN YOU HAVE TIME.
HUGS EVE.X

Caffeinated OC Mommy said...

Good for you on saving all that money Darling! Now you can buy yourself a nice shade of kick-ass red for those pouty lips of yours... xoxo

Mommy Bags said...

Thanks OC I got myself some gloss...Mwah

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ana said...

$169/mo?! Say what?! Well you're kicking some mean bootay with your new membership! I cancelled mine too to save mula and just use the janky one at my work. It's hard being a baller on a budget. Lol

Lindsay said...

Whoa, $169 a month is crazy. Glad to hear you're saving a lot more money now. New follower from MBC! :)

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Mommy Bags said...

Ana I know I am totally crazy

Babaloo said...

Thanks for the reminder... I SOOOOO need to get back to my gym (AKA YMCA). I've got some sweating to do.

Cyn said...

haaaaaaaaaaa @ ipick & the photo!

daycare in gyms is basically unheard of in these parts. hence why i workout after 10pm when everyone goes to bed & all in the house has simmered down.
yeah -- it sucks!

good for you on saving the dinero!

Michael Ann said...

I am soooo impressed by all your efforts. Woo hoo!!!

Kelly said...

Love it. Saving some serious cash is always a win. Thanks for checking out my blog! I'm a new follower... look forward to reading more from you. :)

Irene said...

wow - good job on saving all that moolah! I def gotta get back to working out again - daycare at the YMCA is total chaos in the afternoon so - that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!

KERRY said...

So with your new coffee machine and barista skills, when should I come over for a Chai Latte?
Good going with your budget btw :)

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