- Lady One: Vowed not to eat out AT ALL during the month of February. This doesn't just mean fancy dinners; it means post-work happy hours, snacks during the working day, or even her favorite pre-work bagel from the nice bagel man who toasts it just so. I mean, no vending machine? GAH! How does she do it? Well, she's saving up for a really fantastic trip and knows that in order to get there, something's gotta give. Pretty sweet reward for skipping the Snickers, eh? (Plus, bonus: She says she's having fun along the way, watching her dollars stack up and knowing she's totally got the strength to resist temptation and aim for what she really wants. It's all about making deliberate spending choices, right?)
- Lady Two: This girl hates, and I mean HATES, taking public transportation. She's like basically ready to punch it in the face. She can kinda cope when it's pleasant outside, but let's face it, it's NOT pleasant outside right now. My numb ankles are a testament to that. But she took at look at her budget, realized how much she'd save if she didn't drive her car to work, and is hunkering down, getting up early, and getting her butt on the train every darn day. What's that all those annoying folks who work out say? No pain, no gain? Got that right.
- Lady Three: I don't even know what to do with myself about this one, it's so good. After scoring a sweet deal on some post-holiday jeans, she ... got some pizza grease on them. (If this hasn't happened to you, well, you're probably not someone I want to be hanging out with.) Rather than relegating them to the back of a drawer or paying for a new pair she...marched herself to a local art supply store, picked up some inexpensive clothing dye, and put those bad boys in a big old pot and brought them back to their former glory. Love it!
So what do you say? Ready to flex your willpower this winter? Tell me about your self challenge!