It’s payday yet again, but as usual it looks like I’m not going to be able to enjoy the fruit of my work at the office since the last cut-off. Even now I’m thinking just how much will I have to deduct for the bills that I’ll have to contribute in (at least three thousand three-hundred pesos), as well as set aside the rest for my savings, in preparation for the things I have to pay for at the start of next month (like the monthly membership fee for the gym). That leaves… not a whole lot, actually, and when you add in the expected credit card bill, hmm, to say that it’s tight is an understatement.
This pretty much means that I won’t be able to pay back my sister for what she did last month (footing my half of the household bills), but at least I’m going to be able to contribute this month, right? I’ll try to pay her back eventually, but first thing’s first: I have to get the money in the bank, which means I’m going to have to make a brief detour on the way back home. I wasn’t able to do so this afternoon, since I sort of forgot about it while I was preparing to head to the gym.
Speaking of my sessions at the gym, one of the other regulars asked me why I was keeping to the treadmills for now, instead of doing the usual circuit on the other exercise machines that everyone else was doing. My answer? I’ll do the circuit on the machines eventually, but only after I hit a specific weight — in my case about ten-odd pounds to my ‘ideal weight’ for my height — since at that point no matter how hard I run I stop losing poundage (as I experienced in Washington DC). The extra effort that the workout machines will bring might be just the thing to help in that final push.
Oh, and there’s another reason I avoid the weight machines: my arms usually feel either numb or stiff afterward, and with the amount of drawing I’ve been doing lately, ah, that wouldn’t be optimal at all. Especially now that I’ve been adding base colors to the members of the stampede bit by bit, though it’s slow going since I have to make sure everything is in-line….