Last week was my first class of Chen-style tai ji in Guelph. I’m very lucky to have found this class and to be studying under a pupil of Master Jack Yan. Being a computer programmer has its perks, but being fit is not one of them. I’m not obese by any stretch, but my lack of movement and constant sitting gives me a feeling of atrophy, especially in my legs.
During the first class I could really feel the problem areas but it only made me want to push harder. I’m excited to go back tonight.
If you’re in Guelph and you’re interested in training in Taijiquan, talk to James.
I thought of a neat way to curb small purchases of < $15 that one makes daily.
It’s been a long-term goal of mine to travel to China and Taiwan. That costs money. So, I need to save.Cutting back on big purchases like laptops, furniture, and car stereos is easy. And that’s great, because if you don’t have the big you don’t have the small. But, as the old saying goes: “Take care of the pennies and the dollars take care of themselves,” I often find myself picking up $5 worth of coffee during a stay at the cafe or, in the case of today, $12 on an awesome game soundtrack. (Gridrunner Revolution from Turbo)
What if I set a goal of seeing how long I could go without spending any money on a day-by-day basis?
Enter the #spentmoneytoday hashtag. Every time I spend even 1 penny in a day on anything below $15, I will tweet what I bought with the #spentmoneytoday hashtag on Twitter. This is sort of a transparent way of embarrassing myself publicly for pushing my trips to China and Taiwan back by minutes or hours (cents and dollars).