Saturday, February 1, 2014

Frugal February Redux (Now With Fitness!)

The Premise

I intend to hard reset my spending/shopping/eating/fitness habits and creativity by forcing myself to do more with less in the month of February.

And, as always, I intend to use awkward and unnecessary alliteration when referring to this endeavor, because that's how I do, yo.  (That being said, I'm going to drop the incredibly stupid "FAB-ruary" and just use the actual name of the month)

The Rules

1.  From February 1st to February 28th, I shall not purchase a single item of clothing*, accessory, new home decor item, or makeup product.  I shall make do with my well-stocked closet and depend heavily on the miracle product known as coconut oil. 

2.  When possible, I should attempt at finding new ways to wear my most neglected items of clothing. Successful ensembles shall be posted on my blog.  Should the use of the item result in really awkward and unflattering ensembles, said items of clothing will be delivered to Goodwill and/or Freestyle Clothing Exchange on Saturday, February 22nd, 2014.

4.  The purchase of one used/thrifted furniture home decor item under $40 is allowed, but only if I intend to refurbish it within the month of February.

5.  During this period of time, I am allowed to buy a purchase a single, medium-sized caffeinated refreshment of my choice go out to lunch with my fab lady co-workers once per week.

6.  I shall attend a minimum of two yoga, pilates, or other fitness classes per week.  I will avoid overdoing it and burning out (as I sometimes tend to do).

7.  I shall attempt to slowly lose the 5 pounds of holiday weight that I was unable to shake over the month of January.  

8. February meal plans will include lean protein, fruits, and vegetables in reasonable portion sizes. 

The Participants (will be edited as participants join)
  • Me
  • My cats (they're awesome at not spending money)
  • Maybe some friends that I can sway on Twitter.

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