A very sore body and money saving tip #5

I have officially gone to CrossFit for only two days and my body is hurting. A good hurt feeling, but even the everyday activities like getting in and out of my car are a challenge. The positive, I can feel the results already. In just two days! If you want to get in shape for the summer or just to better yourself, this is the way to do it.

The CrossFit community is a great motivation tool, so use them. Lucky for me, I recruited not only my co-worker, but my boyfriend too. They definitely keep me motivated for the days that I am too tired or sore to get out of bed in the morning to go work out. During the days when I don’t do CrossFit, like today I simply worked out to a Jillian Michaels DVD I bought a long time ago. It doesn’t even compare in intensity to the CrossFit workouts, but at least I’ve done something.

If you’re interested in going to a CrossFit gym and live in the Temecula, Murrieta, Wildomar and surrounding areas, be sure to check out CrossFit Inland Valley. They have classes and open gym all throughout the day (mornings and evenings) and give student, military, fire and law enforcement discounts. Gyms are popping up all over, so you can check them out in your area, but this is the one I know of best.

Now on to tip #5, optimize your cellphone bill. I did this last year. I used to pay about $110 for 900 minutes and unlimited everything else on my iPhone through AT&T. Last year, I went online and checked how many minutes, messages, and data I actually use. I had about 1,800 rollover minutes because I didn’t use them very often. AT&T offers free mobile to mobile, and everyone I know and talk to nowadays has a cellphone. The only time I use my minutes is to call offices or my parent’s house. So I reduced my minutes to 450, the lowest they go. My bill went from $110 to $90. That saved me $20/month. Doesn’t seem like much, but over the course of a year, it saves me $240 that I was just wasting. As for my data and messaging, I left my features plan alone because I have unlimited data and messaging, which costs me $50 every month. If I were to switch to a lower data plan, 2GB/month (which I cold do), it would save me only $5 and I would never be able to switch back to unlimited. So I decided to leave it alone. For now.

I guess this tip doesn’t really save me any money now, since I did this a year ago.

Total savings from tip #4: $120 to $180
Total savings from tip #5: $0
Running total savings: $200

Carina Jaynes


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