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Refunds and exercise

December 30th, 2012 at 05:09 am

I'm starting at 0 for 2013. All of my rebates/refunds/reward money will go in this account, to be used for a vacation for the family. Last year I used it for a cruise, which was abruptly cancelled due to Hurricane Sandy. So we used that money towards a new car. I'm looking forward to building this account back up again in 2013! So far I have a $5 check I received last week in the mail, I won't deposit it till 2013. I am also mailing out a $20 rebate from groceries which I will receive in 2013.

I'm almost done with my December exercise goals. Yesterday I ran 2.25 miles and then completed 15 minutes of kettlebell workout/push ups/abs/lunges. I have 6 more miles to run in December and one more workout to go. I'm off today and tomorrow so I can get it all done!

For exercise I set a regular monthly goal of running 25 miles and also completing 8 or more additional workouts. I've managed to reach my goal for the past 2 years, with the exception of this year Aug/Sep/Oct. I bumped up my additional workout goal from 7 to 8 last year, but I'm keeping my miles goal the same. I used to run about 50 miles per month, but I found myself focusing too much on getting in the miles, to the detriment of other workouts. I think that I am stronger now that I am adding in other workouts, and my body weight is the same, despite running half as many miles. I guess muscle does help burn fat! Ideally I could run 50 miles a month as well as get in 8 additional strength training workouts, but I guess I don't want that badly enough! I might tweak my goal for 2013 just a bit, though, to keep from getting in an exercise rut. I need to get finished with December's goal and then I will think on 2013.

5 Responses to “Refunds and exercise”

  1. Momma and the boys living on budget Says:

    What type of rebates are you doing? That is a good amount of money.

    Good job on the exercise!

  2. Jerry Says:

    Good for you on the kettlebells! I am adding them to my 2013 plan, as well, and hope that they lead to some insurance of better strength and fitness overall. I know that they make my muscles sore, that much is for sure!

  3. mamasita Says:

    Momma and the boys, my mom finds them on ebay and her coupon sites, she trades to get them and always passes on extras to me.

    Jerry, you will be sore but kettlebells are a really fast way to get in a workout, and really shoots your heart rate up, too.

  4. Amber Says:

    Good for you. I like the idea of setting a workout goal of miles vs. days, I think I'll do the same.

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Great job with the running!

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