Good morning Loves. As you know one of my goals this year is to work out regularly and lose some excess weight. I have to say I’m happy with the progress. I’ve learned along the way that some splurges are worth it when it comes to spending money and others are not. If I can help you save a few bucks along your workout journey by sharing my tips I’m happy to do so.
If you’re trying to adopt more healthy habits remember it doesn’t have to cost a lot to get fit. It just takes a little bit of planning and a whole lot of shopping around.
Here are three things that are worth the cost when it comes to your workouts and one that isn’t:
This is absolutely where I splurge, my shoes are definitely the most expensive thing in my workout wardrobe. Now that being said I am not walking into a Nike store and dropping $150 on new shoes. I found a great pair of New Balance running shoes at DSW for $59.99 and that’s a great deal. I can live with spending a bit of extra cash when I know the purchase is a good deal.
A good yoga class
Shop around for yoga classes in your neighborhood and visit the studios before signing up. There is nothing worse than spending money on a membership if you aren’t comfortable in the atmosphere. I find that yoga is as much about the ambiance as it is the workout. I know a cheaper option would be to buy a DVD or download sessions online but there is nothing like the real life experience of a live yoga instructor.
There is nothing like giving yourself a little pat on the back when you achieve one of your weight loss milestones. I like to get a massage every now and then and I can justify spending $59 on myself for a couple of hours at the spa to relax. In all honesty I think the world would be a better place if everyone just took a deep breath and relaxed a bit.
Once again I’m not going out and spending $500 on a facial, body wrap, manicure and massage. I am happy with a 60 minute aromatherapy massage for $59 from Groupon. That’s how I roll.
There is absolutely no need to shell out $100 for a pair of yoga pants when you can get close to the same thing for $14.99 at TJ Maxx or Marshall’s. I’m not going to lie, all three of my yoga pants came from Marshall’s and they each cost under $20. The rest of my gear is from Aeropostale, one of which are black running shorts I just bought for $8.
When you spend money on things that bring you a benefit they’re worth the cost and that’s always a smart money decision. I for one always feel less guilty about spending money when I know I got the best deal possible.