5 Ways To Stay Fit While Keeping Your Pockets Full!
Start writing a post
Health and Wellness

5 Ways To Stay Fit While Keeping Your Pockets Full!

Staying fit on a budget.

48
5 Ways To Stay Fit While Keeping Your Pockets Full!
Zazzle

Everyone creates a New Year's Resolution that they plan to fulfill throughout the new year. Some of the top New Year's Resolutions are to work out, lose weight and save money. Normally, we are able to keep our resolution for a couple of weeks and then we tend to slack telling ourselves "I deserve a rest day" or "I can splurge just once". By February, some of us are back to our old ways and forget the resolution even existed. I'm here to give you some tips to remain fit while keeping your pockets full.


1. Download free exercise apps

If you have a smart phone, you have access thousands of exercise apps in your phone's app store. Some of them cost money, while others are free. Download the app and you can have your own personal trainer in the palm of your hand. Depending on your focus, there are a few apps that specify a certain area of the body. For example, I have an ab training app that gives me a variety of workout sessions to choose from. The workouts themselves take about 10 minutes which doesn't take away much from my day. Other apps have the option of full body workouts also.


2. Keeping healthy, inexpensive snacks

One of the ways to stay fit on a budget is to purchase healthy snacks for yourself. When I go grocery shopping, I tend to buy fruits such as apples, pears, and grapes. When you feel the urge to eat something, grab a fruit, and you will feel so much better about sticking to your resolution. Other quick, healthy and inexpensive snacks to keep on hand are whole wheat toast with avocado, granola bars, and yogurt.


3. Set little goals

Another way to keep your resolution is to set several little goals for yourself to fulfill throughout the year. It is easier to stick to a short term goal and fulfill it than to commit to long term goals. If you set a specific goal for a week or month, you can build upon the goal and create more goals for yourself. As you complete the smaller goals, you will feel good about yourself and more motivated to work more. For example, instead of saying "I am going to lose 20 pounds this year", set a goal to lose about 2 pounds a month. That way, you are more aware of how well you're at reaching your ultimate goal. If you slack for a month, you can easily recover and won't feel as badly.


4. Use nature to your advantage

Running is a great way to get exercise for free. Running has many benefits including better respiratory health, weight loss, and it even boosts your mood. To begin building your stamina, start going for walks around your neighborhood. As you feel more comfortable, begin speed walking, jogging, and eventually running.


5. Youtube workout videos

Youtube has so many channels dedicated to several types of workout types. You can find cardio videos, yoga, pilates, and much more. You can tailor your search to the area of the body you want to work on and get videos that have full body workouts for a few minutes a day. Some videos may require equipment such as dumbbells, but you can buy them for an inexpensive price on Amazon.com!


Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less
Featured

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

45716
houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee
nappy.co

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

119242
college students waiting in a long line in the hallway
StableDiffusion

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments