Cuttings Costs While Trimming Your Waist
The fitness lifestyle is expensive, there’s no doubt about that. Eating healthfully has to become my #1 priority when it comes to how I spend my money.
Here are some tricks I use to minimize my costs:
- Spend during a surplus. Whenever I have extra money, I put it towards vitamins, freezables or non-perishables: meat (keeps up to 3 months frozen), frozen fruit, nuts, nut butters, quinoa, brown rice, brown rice cakes, oatmeal, oat bran, sunflower seeds, cacao, canned coconut milk, canned diced tomatoes, whey powder, the list goes on.
- Order foods online. Items like Zevia, nuts and grains can be bought cheaply and in bulk directly from the brand or on places like Amazon.
- Hide $ from yourself. I always hide $20-$40 from myself for the farmer’s market on Fridays. Money’s always stretched thin by then, because I do my massive grocery shop on Sunday nights.
- Search LivingSocial and Groupon for promotions on gym memberships, fitness classes, food delivery services, etc.
- Maximize trial memberships. Gyms usually give 2 weeks free, or unlimited classes for a given time. Hop around until you’re in a place to spend on settling somewhere permanently.
- Recruit a fit friend. Fitness people love to talk and do fitness, period. This is my formal offer for 1 free training session to any of my friends/family.
- Leverage your skills for sessions. I’ve heard of trainers giving free sessions in exchange for photoshoots, football tickets and more. Be generous with what you can offer and you might be rewarded.
Point is, get creative. You can make it happen.
love and light,