With $100, I will…

…buy a few pieces of clothes that I can use to either work out or go walking (maybe even running!). A hundred dollars, when it comes to clothes for the plus sized girl, is not a lot of money (sadly) but it will give my budget a much-needed boost. Not only are they not cheap, they are also very hard to come by. I can’t just walk into a mall and be sure there will be something for me. Most of the time, there’s none in my size. Shopping for clothes in general, and exercise outfits in particular is a lot like lingerie shopping. You know there are all sorts of styles out there, but you know they won’t all look good and fit you. I mean, I’d see them with my eyes and they look great on a mannequin. But when I try them on, assuming they’d fit, they won’t look good. Or I won’t.

Imagine working out in these:

Screenshot of the product list at LuluLemon (http://shop.lululemon.com/store/productslist.aspx?categoryid=500&pagesize=15)

I’ve found that one of the excuses I have for not working out, or walking, is that I don’t have shorts that are good for that purpose. Neither do I have jogging pants or leggings or whatever. All I have are my short shorts that I use at home, or my walking shorts for when we go out (they have buttons and zippers and are not really comfortable when you’re exercising). Β My shirts are also mostly polos, I have a grand total of two shirts that are thin enough to keep me cool and loose enough to allow me movement when exercising.

But wait, even if I have the money, where will I even start looking for plus-size workout clothes here? Those samples in the photo? They’re for skinny girls, sold at LuluLemon.com. Β Basta, I think spending money on workout clothes would be a good thing for me. It’s an investment for wellness πŸ™‚

So maybe I need a plan B. If I win the hundred dollars from Levy and Noel’s contest, I’ll spend it all on baking ingredients and packaging materials. I’ll use the money for seed capital to relaunch my home-baking business. If this happens, the two of them will be like my honorary partners in business. Hehe. πŸ™‚ Wow, I like how this is shaping up to be.

Top-to-Bottom Crumb Cupcakes by me!

See those cupcakes? I baked them more than a month ago. I miss baking, I should do it more often. And I should make money from doing something I love πŸ™‚ They are super yummy too, have I told you that? πŸ™‚

Even though having the 100 dollars in my Paypal account is only a possibility, and one that will only happen if I win the contest, it has given me the opportunity to just step back and think about how to spend money wisely. For that, I already feel like a winner. Levy and Noel already deserve to be thanked for getting me started on this. I mean, I have that amount somewhere already. Yet, I choose to spend my money in so many other, unimportant ways. And sometimes, those choices are really wasteful.

So THANK YOU Levy and Noel! You have given me something even more valuable than the money you are giving away for your contest! You have taught me an important lesson. πŸ™‚

Oh, I forgot to add… I always try to support causes in every little way that I can. Remember my Got Heart Giveaway, the Haiti donation, etc? Having extra cash will allow me to support more causes. Like Jon Angelo’s . Again, thank you for enabling me to do this. πŸ™‚

*This entry is my official entry to Noel and Levy’s Thanksgiving Contest. Please Like it in Facebook and help me bring home the prize! πŸ™‚

**I also have a new post at The {Newbie} Photographer, please go visit!