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Finished Training for the Exercise Class I Teach

September 27th, 2016 at 05:07 pm

Last weekend was a whirwind and the rest of this month promises to be as well...

So last Friday and Saturday all day I was in a recertification for the exercise class I teach (Bodypump). I was so tired, so spent! It was like doing 3 classes in a row each day. And when it was all over... I got a cold! I think I was just too exhausted. I spent the day in bed today. I am the kind of person who can't handle not doing something so it was hard.

This weekend... F has a sleepover birthday. She's one of just a few kids invited - it's her best friend's b-day. And a soccer game on Saturday.

The following weekend - hope it's low-key! We are going over to the house of someone I know (but we're not close friends) so I can help her with her deck. Also she runs a non-profit in town and I want D to get to know her since he wouldn't mind doing work for them again. She's a really nice person, so I'm happy to help her, but it's good for D, too. And F is good with little kids, so she can entertain their son.

Then - my closest friend is getting married! We found the ballet flats for F. She's a 6 1/2 (same size as me!!!).

Next weekend - another sleepover, another soccer game! Yikes!

I have to buy some birthday presents, but I have over $100 in the "gifts for others" category.

Other exciting news:
- Mortgage is down to $25,849.56. Below 26k! But it still doesn't feel exciting for some reason. When will it feel exciting?

6 Responses to “Finished Training for the Exercise Class I Teach”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Maybe lack of a mortgage will feel the most exciting! Smile

  2. Buendia Says:


  3. ceejay74 Says:

    Body pump was the best class I ever took! It was over a decade ago, but I remember I was in the best shape of my life then. If I ever get a gym membership again I hope they offer that still.

  4. snafu Says:

    Accelerating mortgage pay down is a relatively long term project and in most households likely feels repetitively routine. It took us 13 years and it never 'sparked joy' until the 3rd month of repurposing the mortgage sum to my non retirement, investment plan. Further, house 'payment' continues in monthly TIPPS program which pays municipal tax and of course utilities.

  5. Buendia Says:

    Ceejay - yes!!!! I love bodypump! It is fun, and lots of results... if you're ever in Santa Fe you have to do a drop in at my gym!

    Snafu - I think you are probably right -won't really feel good until a couple of months after we pay it off! I don't think of the taxes/insurance as the payment... I even budget it differently even though it's paid to our bank currently. I just thought of something: we'll get some of our escrow back, too, at pay-off! That's good! I do my own "escrow" anyway, saving up into different categories in YNAB for upcoming expenses.

  6. rob62521 Says:

    You are getting there on the mortgage!

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