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workout: rest day!

It was pretty awesome to sleep an extra hour today.

This weekend I’m going to (hopefully) finalize my training plan for NYC. My original plan was 16 weeks, but I found a FIRST training plan that eases you into their track workouts and tempo runs that goes for 18 weeks. I’m going to use this 18 week plan so I can get have some time to get in the groove of FIRST. What this means is training starts the week of July 4, not July 25. Must. Focus.

Aside from sleeping in, I like Fridays because it’s when I plan my menu for the upcoming week. I always go grocery shopping on Saturday morning, so I have to be prepared for when I head out the door so early. One big task is coupon clipping. I obsessed with coupon clipping. My mom and I always stare at the cash register and get giddy when the savings add up. Last week, I saved $24 in coupons. That’s a lot for a household of two.

Now, I don’t have time to shop different stores on the weekend, but I print coupons online and clip them from the paper inserts. I also base my weekly meals around what’s available through coupons. I save a lot of money this way.

My favorite site is Couponmom.com. Here I can print all available coupons in my area. They print three to a page so not to waste too much paper. Some sites take forever to print one to a page, but it’s fast and easy with Coupon Mom. This lady also has a book out. I’ve learned valuable coupon doubling tricks from her. Highly recommend it.

I also get tons of emails notifying me of deals. Here’s a link I got from Betty Crocker this morning. Ain’t she sweet to send me all these coupons?

Lastly, if I know I need a special item, I search for coupons online. I haven’t paid full price for things like almond milk and foil in weeks because I search for coupons if they’re not in the paper or advertised on coupon sites.

Couponing is totally worth the time and effort!

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