It is important for me to be fit mentally, emotionally, physically, and financially. Living a healthy and fit lifestyle does not mean that you have to spend a lot of money. I feel that it is one of the biggest misconceptions. I see people spend a lot of money on unnecessary supplements, gadgets, cleanses, apparel, and more. At the end of the day it is not what you own that will give you a healthier life, it is the hard work, dedication and patience you put into having and living a healthier life.
I enjoy having new workout clothes, who doesn’t? But I make sure that I shop smart when purchasing my attire as well as groceries. Pictured are new Nike sportsbras to my collection, each retail at $25 and $35. I only paid $4.97 each! :) How you may ask? I shop at Nike outlets, Nordstrom Rack, etc and make sure to always look at the clearance racks. You cannot imagine how many amazing deals I have found! I have been able to purchase Nike Flyknits for $85, normally retailed at $160+ tax. I love saving money!
I wanted to blog about this to help people realize that there is much more to fitness than what you wear and what you own. Yes it looks really cute to have the latest outfits but at the end of the day you have to put in the work in order to reach your goals. If you notice on my IG I tend to wear the same things often, lol. It’s because I literally just put on whatever’s clean and head out. I’m not the girl who goes to the gym to look cute, I’m the girl who goes to the gym to better herself and who doesn’t care if she’s color coordinated or not. Side note, ladies please tie up your hair when you work out. :)
I don’t care for the newest trends such as cleanses or tea diets or diets in general. I feel like those are great marketing techniques because they know how much people are willing to pay for them. But think about this, what happens when you finish that diet or that cleanse? You will need to purchase more unless you have truly been able to transition. Living a healthy lifestyle is not for a few weeks or a month until you need to be in a bikini, it is a life long journey. Do not think of it as
dieting and exercising, instead think of it as eating and training. I feel like the term diet and exercise have turned into a negative connotation and people feel like it is a chore. “Ugh I have to go to the gym today.” When you transition and want to live a healthier life you will say “I want to go to the gym today.” It really is a mental and emotional transition more than anything, it will take time but if you stay persistent and dedicated..it will happen.
At the end of it all, do it for yourself and do it for your health. It truly is your biggest form of wealth.