Since I’m currently keeping on keeping on with last week’s Motivation Monday goal, I decided to do a mash-up of Frugal February and Motivation Monday today and talk about starting to exercise on a budget.
You Have to Spend Money
The first thing you need to realize when trying to lose weight while also minding your pocketbook is that you are going to have to spend some money on your weight loss goals. Depending on the reasons you gained weight, you may be able to merely redirect the funds you were spending on vices toward your new lifestyle choices and break even or come out ahead. Regardless, accept the fact that some cash must be parted with in pursuit of your goal, and that you and your health are worth a few monetary expenditures.
You do not need to begin your new life using soup cans and other household items in place of dumbbells. It is the equivalent of deciding to overhaul your car’s engine with a pair of scissors and a flathead screwdriver because they are at hand. Spend a few dollars (probably $5 to $10) and buy a set of hand weights and start with a basic series of weightlifting moves such as bicep curls, french presses for the triceps, chest presses, dead lifts for the hamstrings, weighted squats, rows, push-ups, and dips. [Read more…]