This is going to be an insanely crunch-filled summer for me at work with 12-hour workdays Monday through Friday (and a few weekends tossed in) all the way through mid-August and financially with the addition of a car payment to my monthly bills. I am not getting home until close to 11 pm at night, and $700 a month must go toward my “new” used 2002 Camry if I want to pay if off by October 2007.
I shall be squeezed for time and money.
What better time to enter both round 5 of the Body for Life official challenge and the Instone Nutrition Lifechange challenge! :wig:
I am also going to try to do this for under $40 a week including supplements, groceries for 6 meals/day, equipment and gym membership.
Yeah, that’s right, I’m out to prove that one can indeed successfully complete a 12 week OFFICIAL fitness transformation challenge (e.g. â€œYou must buy some of the sponsoring companyâ€™s products in order to qualify.â€) while working 60-80 hours a week and spending no more than $160-$200 per month for all required supplies and services.
Frankly, I’m tired of hearing the same “I don’t have enough time to exercise or cook my own mealsâ€ and “I can’t afford to eat healthy foods” excuses from people who have never even bothered to TRY. Two hundred bucks may sound like a lot in one shot, but I suspect that most people who gripe about the high cost of being fit spend much more than $200 a month total for food if you add in the cost of restaurant meals and take out. I wonâ€™t even get into the cost of a night out at a club or bar.
There are going to be some front-end expenses that canâ€™t be avoided. Good running shoes, supplements like whey protein, and certain pieces of fitness equipment if there arenâ€™t any cheap month-to-month, no-contract gyms around must be purchased at the start instead of weekly, so I will be taking the total cost of my 12 week challenge and dividing it by 12 to get the average weekly expense.
I’m so confident that I will be able to stay within budget that Iâ€™ll even toss in the cost of photo processing my before and after photos and postage for my entry packets.
Welcome to my first official Cheapass Challenge!