There was a competition in Utah last weekend and I was planning on going. My mother-in-law had the kids and since I don't really go out to eat, I told Tom he could just take me to watch the competition for our date. So the $30 each ($25 if we brought unexpired canned goods) would have been like eating sushi or something, only motivating for me (or a complete turn off, but I doubt that).
At 1:30 we went to Costco. I didn't have one sample. For those of you who have ever gone to Costco on a Saturday you know it's like getting a free meal, which I used to do in college. #poor #cheap
Tom found a cell phone upgrade deal and I found a computer that I liked (I was in the market). So we went to Best Buy to compare prices and options.
Fast forward 6 hours and the competition had started, I was still at Best Buy, and I had a new MacBook Air and a new iPhone 5. #unexpectedpurchase #butIshoppedaroundforoverayear Tom got a new phone too and we waited for-stinking-ever for data transfers on both of our phones.
So I missed the competition. I was sad but I think of it as saving $60. And since we spent well over that, it's good to keep the money.
However, I have been Instagram stalking #bikinicomp and have found lots of motivation there. If you want to see what competitors eat, how they workout, or what they look like, check that out on IG.