Sneak Fitness Into Your Life Without Busting Your Wallet

Have you been waiting forever to get some fitness into your life? We all know that we should be working out, eating better, or trying to take fitness seriously. We just never get to it. Life gets in the way. Work becomes stressful. There are too many parties to hit up. We don’t want to be “that guy” that always watches what they eat.

Today I’m here to help you improve your personal fitness.

Let’s look at how you can slowly start to sneak fitness into your life without busting your wallet:

Walk more often.

I use any excuse possible to go for a walk.

No parking? Oh well, got to walk to the store or park far away and walk.

The bus is taking forever? Grab a bottle of water and walk. The other night my buddy and I walked pretty much across Toronto. It wasn’t the most efficient move, but we chatted and reminisced.

Walking is easy on you and a good way to burn some calories. You won’t even notice it.

Find ways to eat better food.

You don’t have to get all “super-zen-low-carb-no-fat-high-protein-high-on-life” to eat better food. All you have to do is switch up certain meals. For example, instead of eggs and bacon in the morning you can switch the bacon up for sliced cold cuts or vegetables. When eating meat for dinner, you can replace the potatoes with veggies. You can carry around some unsalted almonds for when you get hungry during the day. You can keep a can of tuna in the kitchen for those times that you don’t want to prepare food.

Improve your eating habits.

Once again you sneak in a few quick tips to improve your eating habits right now. You can try to not eat before bed, throw in more protein, or just cut the snacks out as much as possible. Just by slowly improve your eating habits, you’ll notice a reduction in the ol’ gutski.

Buy good food that doesn’t cost a ton.

There’s plenty of good food out there that doesn’t cost a lot of money. People will often walk by a health store or some smoothie place, look at the prices, and run away from healthy eating. The truth is that smoothies aren’t usually all that healthy and protein bars are stuffed with sugar.

Your community grocery store has more than enough healthy eating options that won’t break the bank. I’ll list good food that doesn’t cost a ton:

  • Almonds.
  • Tuna.
  • Chicken.
  • Beans.
  • Egg whites.
  • Vegetables.
  • Legumes.

Try simple workouts at home.

I personally have an expensive gym membership because I love to train in MMA and attend other classes. However, you don’t need this at all. You can train at home or wherever you are. I’ve worked out in hotel rooms all over this planet.

You already know what you can do. Keep it simple. Pushups and squats are usually more than enough to see some results. I have a personal goal to do 50 pushups before bed every night. You can start at 5 and work your way up.

Pick one day to be a dieter gone wild!

Tim Ferriss recommends that we all have one day a week as DGW day. This is the day where you just eat anything and everything that you want to. Go wild. If you ever feel deprived or that you’re missing out on the good feeling that you get from junk food, then find one day a week where you just pig out and don’t hold back.

That’s how you can slowly start to sneak fitness into your life. You don’t have to worry about going broke because fitness is big business, but you can take control of your personal fitness with minimal impact on your wallet.

Edwin C

Edwin is a marketer, social media influencer and head writer here at Money In The 20’s. He manages a large network of high quality finance blogs and social media accounts. You can connect with him via email here.

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