Today I had a nice little IM chat with a friend at work and he asked what I was giving up for lent. I told him nothing since I’m too selfish and have zero willpower. By this time he hadn’t thought of anything either but was still thinking about it. Me, I was worried about what I was going to eat after lunch. I usually hit up the vending machine about an hour and a half after mealtime. Marathon training has me hungry every minute.
Later on my friend decided on 3 things: ice cream, non chocolate candy, and vodka. By this time I had eaten lunch, some yogurt and was working on a bag of Funyuns. Forgetting all about the lent discussion. When I say I’m not doing something, I forget all about it pretty quickly. But I decided to use his ideas to think of my own. Giving up ice cream is out since I live on Breyer’s Peach ice cream everyday (which reminds me, I need to get more after finishing off the carton last night while watching Dance Moms). Ice cream, specifically Breyers Peach ice cream, makes me a little nicer and it provides an extra boost of calcium everyday.
Non chocolate candy is also out too since my 5lb bag of Chupa Chups arrived yesterday.
No questions asked. I’m not doing it. And because I hate the taste of liquor, unless it’s in the form of a Rio margarita, I’m not giving up alcohol. So being a copycat wasn’t going to work for me and I needed to come up with something of my own.
I thought about my new lululemon addiction and the destruction it has caused to my bank account. But I figured no on that one since I visit lulu about once every 3 weeks and I live in workout clothes when I’m not at work. I must be clothed when in public.
So that has brought me to giving up buying shoes for 40 days. I have bought a pair of boots, 2 pairs of heels, 3 pairs of running shoes, and a pair of flats within the last 5 months. That’s 1.4 shoes a month. Not to mention the Silver Sweetness that entered my life yesterday. Also I received another $10 off coupon from DSW. I think my feet are better dressed than me on a good day. Oh, and there’s another pair of New Balance I’ve been eyeing similar to the ones I just got. Yeah, I know, it’s bad.
Now that has brought me to give up buying shoes for the next 40 days. And I’ll try not to find something else to fill my shoe void. Maybe I’ll put my money towards more race fees, or Lilly’s savings, or more ice cream. I don’t know, but I will not get anymore shoes for the next 40 days and right now I hate it. 1st World Problems, right?
But so far Day 1 is a success.