I’m finally coming back from a blogging hiatus. We went on a little cruise vacation for a friend’s wedding then I took a little time away from the internet. It was a much deserved break, but I’m glad to be back. I have so many things to catch you all up on, but I thought I would start with just a few random rambles. Stay tuned next week for more about our vacation and a current marathon training update 🙂
I’m not burnt out on running or training, but I’m not really super motivated either. Since we came back from our trip last week I’ve been in this meh phase. I’m working to get it together, but I’m not quite sure how. I’m trying not to put pressure on myself and just do what I feel like doing when I feel like doing it, but so far that isn’t really helping. It’s less than 60 days until the Edinburgh Marathon. Is this really happening?! Eeek!
Sam’s Club Obsession – Grocery Budget
Let me just start by saying that I hate how much I love Sam’s Club. The Mr. and I went last Saturday for the first time. It’s a meal planning paradise! I knew it would be great for meat, cheese, frozen veggies, dry goods and cans, but I was so surprised at the produce selection.
Don’t get me wrong, the portions are huge, so we only bought items we use every week and only amounts we knew we could use through by the expiration. The haul mainly included produce (blueberries, mini bell peppers, apples, greens, mini cucumbers, asparagus), a 25 lb bag of jasmine rice, deli meat, chicken sausages for grilling, salsa, cheese in numerous forms, fresh chicken breast tenders, frozen pizza, frozen broccoli and cauliflower rice, eggs, egg whites and a box of kombucha containing 6 bottles.
Nearly 85% of everything in the store was significantly less than prices at Kroger and Walmart. Examples: kombucha was $1 less per bottle and fresh chicken breast tenders were about 60% less per pound.
It may not work for a lot of couples, but it does for us. We eat every meal (BLD + snacks) at home except maybe 1-2 a week. We spent $405, but walked away with enough food for about two months minus restocking fresh produce. This is remarkable for me because I typically spend about $125-$150 a week on groceries at Kroger or Walmart.
I’m hoping that this dramatically helps how much we are spending on groceries each month.
One of my goals for the year is to have more fun. The Mr. and I love to travel, but that often means that we don’t do much in ATL when we are home. I’m so excited for some of the things we have on our calendar for the coming months. Plans include seeing Chris Brown in concert, picking strawberries in the north GA mountains with friends, creating a restaurant bucket list, hiking and seeing Bastille in concert.
I love gardening and I’m so excited that we are going to have one this year. I’ve already planted loads of herbs, lettuces and root veggies. I’m hoping to get our raised beds in order this weekend or next so I can get started on tomatoes and peppers. It’s really therapeutic for me and I enjoy working with my hands after a long day in front of the computer.
After completing the 30 Day Yoga Challenge, my yoga sessions became more irregular. I’m slowly working to incorporate them into my regular routine even if that means I do less weight lifting. I’ve realized that yoga makes me feel less anxious and more relaxed in every aspect of my life and I don’t know why I dropped back on my sessions. The weather has been so nice so I think I’m going to really work on getting outside and getting on the mat for yoga in the sunshine.
Do you have any motivation tips for me?
Have you ever shopped at Sam’s Club?
What are you looking forward to this Spring?