I'm waiting 'til 8 to go to my favourite market to shop. Right now is 25% off everything body care and vitamin/supplement related and I've got a hankering to tend to.
One of my biggest challenges right now (aside from the inner critic, which is probably THE biggest challenge) is feeding myself. I have this nasty habit of waking up, making coffee, dealing with feeding everyone else and rushing out the door, to-go tumbler in hand, without eating breakfast. By the time I actually get around to eating it's almost supper. So, basically, that's one meal a day. Not good, I know. I do make lunch boxes for both my kids, and I do eat my little dude's scraps, but I don't actually make the time to feed myself.
So, with list in hand and research done, I venture to my market to buy 'meal replacement' product.
I've always been rather judgy about this sort of thing. (Choosing instead the no-food, no-nourishment route, which is SO much better.) I decided what 'type' of person ingests such things, and how I was not like them. But, then, I noticed they sold the stuff in my favourite healthfoody store, and if I was there and this store was awesome (with it's superb yoga, gardening, nutritional, zen-like magazines) then what must that mean? The wheels started to turn.
I asked my sister-in-law, who is an expert of all things fitness and nutrition, and who gets my quest for healthful hotness,what to do. She gave me answers, I looked deeper. I am now pretty certain that I can fuel myself and not be a 'them'. (Whoever 'they' are.) In my quest for better, or as Oprah would say, in my "Aha moment.", I realize that I need help in the food department. I'm not going to sit down and eat, I'm just not, but I can whir the blender and add one more take-out to my routine. Drinking a smoothy in the car will work just fine for me and I need it. Today is day 7 of my year and I am adding food to my plan.
I spent 1 1/2 blissful hours in 3 aisles, and $112.05 in total. With the 35% off (25 + 10 for going over $100) and $8 in coupons, I saved $60.05. Not only did I get supplements and fish oil, I also got totally out of my budget on a normal day lotion, toothpaste and essential oils. I drink a smoothy as I write.