Money + Marriage = Honeymoon

I’ve possibly referenced my, and Girl Ninja’s, honeymoon destination in previous articles, but have never officially announced it. So today I make that announcement. We’re going to Aruba baby!!! I listed all my options in this post, but it really ended up coming down to Costa Rica and Aruba.

After some number crunching, deal hunting, and deciding what was important to us, we went with Aruba. I wish I could show you pictures of where we are staying because it’s off the hook!!! But I’m too scared one of you will show up at my hotel and try to murder girl ninja so you can take me as your husband/slave/lover. I like Girl Ninja too much to put her in such a situation where one of you could kill her.

Anywho, all said and done we will be honeymooning in Aruba for 8 days followed by another 4 days in Seattle. It’s going to be an epic time. Epic in terms of fun. Epic in terms of starting a marriage. And definitely epic in terms of finances.

For the airfare, hotel, airport shuttle, tours/activities, tax, etc we will be dropping $3,500. We will still have food costs and tips to account for. All said and done we should be looking at a $4,200 honeymoon extravaganza. Honestly, I can’t think of a better and more exciting way to spend that money.

We are a little over three months out from the big day and I’ve recently kicked Operation Sexy Body in to full gear. You know I’m not about to drop $4K on a vacation only to hate every honeymoon picture of myself. Girl Ninja is super duper fine, so I gotta be on my A-game if I want to keep her interested in me.

I think I’m going to print this picture of David Beckham and put it on my refrigerator for extra motivation to get ripped. Why Beckham you ask? Although I’m 100% in love with women, I’m not gonna lie, I may or may not have a tiny man crush on him

Now that I’ve updated you all a little bit on my honeymoon plans and my sexy body plans I’d be curious to hear…

1) If you had an unlimited budget where would you go on a honeymoon

2) Who is your celebrity same-sex crush

p.s. Did I mention I like women… a lot 🙂

Operation Sexy Body

Every so often I like to stray from the typical financial mumbo jumbo and write about some stuff I’m sure none of you really care about. As the title alludes, I am currently on a mission of utmost importance… getting sexified for my wedding.

The wedding is tenatively scheduled for August 8th, which leaves me with approximately 8 months to get totally ripped. Just like I got my financial life in order (or at least am trying to) I need to set up a game plan for Operation Sexy Body.

Fortunately my roommate is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach/Personal Trainer so if I need any help or resources he can whip my butt in to shape. I originally planned on joining a gym to help get in shape, but I’m just too darn frugal to pay for the membership (How many of you actually use your gym memberships consistently?). Plus my roomie has a bunch of workout supplies like free weights, pull up bars, bands, and a big giant rubber ball thingy.

Here’s what I think I will be looking to accomplish…

1) Run three to five miles three times per week

2) Be able to do 20 pullups

3) Work on a 6-pack, currently have a 2.5-pack 😉

4) Run 2 miles in under 14 minutes

5) Reach goal of 50 consecutive push ups

6) Not look like this guy…

You’ll notice I did not include a weight loss goal in my list. I’m 6’1 and weigh 175lbs so I am not overweight, so I don’t really need to drop weight as much as I just want to make sure I am lookin hot as H-E-double-hockey sticks come wedding day.

It’s one thing to have a stated goal to get in shape, it’s a whole other thing to actually do it. So mark my words bloggers, I WILL BE SEXIFIED BY AUGUST 8TH. Are you a sporadic worker-outer like myself? How frequently do you break a sweat? Do you practice what you preach when it comes to your health?