So far it has been 15 days since I started the No Spend Challenge. It was originally meant to be a 30 day challenge, but I wanted to make it a real challenge, so it is now a 90 day challenge. That means the No Spend Challenge will take place January-March!
For the most part, it hasn’t been too hard. I think the hardest part of this challenge so far is not buying fast food. I’m in the final days of my pregnancy and sometimes I crave Chick Fil A or even McDonalds. Since I can’t have any of that food, I have been eating much healthier these past few weeks.
The second hardest part has been not being able to buy anything at the Bath and Body Works semi annual sale. I love their lotions and body washes and in the past I would go and buy enough things to last me the whole year! That wasn’t possible this year. Luckily, I still had some lotions left and for Christmas/my baby shower, I was given perfume and lotion from there. They should last me at least until the challenge is over, maybe even longer.
Not buying clothes has been so easy for me. I think the last time I spent money buying clothes was back in August/September of last year when I was buying myself maternity clothes. I did buy a couple shirts after that, but for the most part, I haven’t bought much clothing during my pregnancy. I probably won’t get back to my pre baby body any time soon, so I don’t think I will need any new clothes for a while.
I have 75 days left in this challenge. I know as time goes on, this challenge will seem much harder. Next month I have three siblings celebrating birthdays. For two of them, I have already bought gifts during the after Christmas sales. Not sure what I will do for my brother.
Some things I have done to keep myself entertained is watch movies on Netflix (my mom pays for that), read books, write my novel and in my blog, cook and bake for my family, and spend time with my family. The baby will be here soon and then I won’t have much time to myself anyways, so I might as well enjoy these last few days.