Thursday, 9 May 2013

A General Ramble and the End of the Spending Ban

Today has gotten off to a very unusual start for me.  On an ordinary day I'd have already been up for a few hours and would have headed to the office trying to keep on top of my workload whilst still having dozens of emails pouring into my inbox (did I mention my job was a busy one?); instead I'm sitting around waiting for a guy to come and fix a radiator in my house and it suddenly dawned on me that this is the first opportunity I've had to blog in oh about two weeks.
So here I am, seizing that opportunity with both hands, and what do I have to say for myself?  Well, probably sounding like a broken record here, but I have one of those jobs that takes up so much energy and thought that I'm often pretty much a zombie when I get home, and if I haven't prepared and scheduled blog posts, things tend to fall off a little.  I do have things to update you on, so here goes...

100 Day Spending Ban
So the official end of my spending ban was 25th April, but as I'd had a very naughty month in March I decided to continue it on for a few extra days.  I must say that after that (major) blip I was pretty much an angel for the rest of the ban and at the end, feeling in a rather reflective mood I thought about a few things that I had learned...

1. I already have a massive stash of make-up so I really don't need to buy something from every collection that comes out, and shopping my stash is fun!
2. As much as I love skincare, I only have one face, I need to look after it properly and I can't keep trying to buy every lauded product under the sun.
3. I'm a grown-up that works very hard for the money I earn so I will continue to enjoy spending it on treats, just in a more restrained manner
4. If I need to save for something in particular I have no problem doing another spending ban but 100 days might be a little much (as evidenced by the major splurging in March)

Getting fit and healthy

My first post about my new plan to get fit and healthy was a few weeks ago now (you can read it here) and whilst I've made some changes to my lifestyle, I'm not quite on plan yet.  I've been feeling massively inspired by health and fitness accounts I've seen on Pinterest and Instagram in the last few days (you can find me as StargazyEyes on both) so expect to see another update from me very soon.

Well I guess that's all from me for now folks, I've got some great reviews almost ready to post so look out for those, and got a couple of new series planned (I just need the day job to calm down slightly now).  Hope you're all having a great day, whatever you have planned!

Leave me a comment if you've been doing any type of spending ban or if you've got any posts on kick-starting/maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Sharon x

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