As some of you aware, not only do I blog here, at No Credit Needed, but I also have a fitness blog, No. Calories Needed. Over the past month, I have really started to focus on my health (and losing weight). Currently, I’m down 12.6 pounds (as of yesterday) – and I’m going to the gym (at least) five times a week. I’m in the zone, so to speak, and I’m starting to feel about my weight reduction just like I felt about my debt reduction. I’m (almost) 100% focused on getting in shape.
Which leads me to my current situation. I’m finding it hard to find the time to really focus on my finances. In fact, most of the drive and determination, which once led me to shop for better deals and look for bargains, is now focused on losing weight and going to the gym. I’m not saying that I’ve become lazy or that I’m not paying attention to my money – I’m just not paying as much attention to my finances as I have in the recent past.
Perhaps this is a good thing?!? Maybe I need a little more balance in my life. I’ve certainly put a lot of time and effort into creating systems and structures for managing my finances – and my financial house is in pretty decent shape. Perhaps it’s time to take a little breather – relax just a bit – so that I can really focus on getting in shape, which, as I noted before, will eventually benefit me financially and physically.
What about you? Have you ever found that you can only “focus” on one thing at a time? For me, I have to jump in with both feet and go as hard as I can for as long as I can. That’s what led to my successful debt reduction, and I’m pretty sure that’s what’s going to lead to successful weight reduction. Right or wrong, my heart, soul, mind, and body are all focused on one, very important, goal. I am going to lose weight (and be healthy). If my finances have to take a back seat, for a short time, then so be it, but I feel that this is something that I have to do. I mean, what good is it to save for retirement if I have a heart attack at 53?
Thoughts? Comments? Suggestions? I’d love to read them. I’m really trying hard to find a proper balance, but I also know that when I set my mind to do something, I have to go “all in” – or I just will not move forward.