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I recently heard from some friends: well, you spend a fortune at the grocery store and you get all those cool gadgets which are great tools and make your life a lot easier on the road to living a healthier lifestyle.
I’m here to tell them and you, if you’re thinking the same, that you’re wrong!
Today I will share a few ways to help you get fit on a budget like a boss!
How To Get Fit On A budget
Save on Produce
If you go to stores like Wegmans, Whole Foods and Target for produce, you will face a huge bill at the end of the month. So going to places like Aldi, Walmart and even Shoprite if you have them in your area are great options!
You will need to go through produce and find items which not only look good, but are fresh and pay just a fraction of what other stores charge!
Another tip to save on produce is meal planning, because when you know what you’re going to make Mo-Fri, you will go shopping planning on just buying produce for those days.
Why am I talking about produce so much? Because living a healthy life starts with replacing cans and boxes for fresh vegetables and fruits!
Here are some additional tips!
I actually look for salad recipes, every weekend, so I don’t get tired of them and start going down the wrong path. I add strawberries, nuts, low fat cheeses and olives. All delicious additions to keep you on track.
Great Sound For Less
Having the right jam is the first step to keeping your fitness resolutions, because when you have great music pumping into your ears, it’s hard to feel tired or give up!
I’m not going to lie to you…..I have 5 pairs of headphones, but just two which are bluetooth with noise cancellation. One comes with a steep price tag, the other is brand new and was sent to me for review last month, it’s the Sbode Bluetooth Headphones. I’m going to confess, the price tag is amazing, just $29.00 and the sound won’t leave you wishing you got something else.
I really love that it is Siri Activated Wireless Sports Earphones w/ Mic IPX7 Waterproof HD Stereo, Sweatproof Earbuds for Gym Running Workout with 8 Hour Battery and it’s also a Noise Cancelling headset.
It came with different ear pieces, which is a must for me, since I have small ears and it fits perfectly, not falling, nor being uncomfortable!
You can grab yours HERE.
Let’s talk trackers
I have 7 trackers, you can read my full review HERE. Somehow I’ve found myself with ALL of my trackers running out of battery and the only one I can recharge, I’m afraid to take it out and lose. So here is a great solution if you don’t have a budget to invest on a tracker: use your phone! I know you have a smart phone, any brand has a steps app built in or you can download a free fitness app like:
My Fitness Pal
That will help you track and celebrate your progress and not spend a dime while doing it!
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Again, I do own a wide range of workout outfits, I even have some which I leave separated for Yoga. But you don’t need to do that! If you run or workout at home, you can grab that old sweat shirt or shirt and get a bra which fits well and it’s comfortable, along with some sweatpants or any brand of yoga pants, which right now you can find for under $10.00! You’re set!
If you go to the gym, you can look for clearance items, because workout clothes can be worn all year long! I bought some Under Armour pants for just $12.00 on Black Friday!
Same goes for sneakers! Head to the outlets, grab that last season perfect pair of brand name sneakers for less than $ 30.00! After all, who’s going to be checking your feet to find out if you’re wearing this season’s model anyway? Right?
Ditch The Gym
You heard me, girlfriend!
I made peace with the fact that my schedule is hectic and I’m happy to live that way! So going to a gym is not in my plans any time soon! I have a full gym at home, I bought a couple programs to use and change every week and I do Yoga almost every week!
So, even if you don’t have a gym at home, you can share a space in a closet and buy a couple weights, a mat and you’re set. There are so many videos online and they are …, yes, they are FREE!
I also love:
I hope my tips will help you get started, there is one program which helped me lose 14 pounds and stay on track, that it’s totally worth the investment, but I will share that on an upcoming post!
Can’t wait to hear what you think, as usual, give us a Trendy Shout!