Staying in Shape on A Budget

Staying in shape can be both time consuming and costly. Between buying expensive health food, high prices for gym memberships, and buying the active wear and gear you need, it seems like leading a healthy lifestyle is reserved for the rich.

But there are so many ways to lead a healthy lifestyle and stay active without spending a ton of money. This handy infographic taken from Loan & Go is a good place to start when looking into kick-starting your healthy lifestyle on a budget!

I know I struggle sometimes thinking how much money I could save if I didn’t like to eat healthy and stay fit.  Here are a few ways I’ve been able to cut costs:

Frozen Veggies & Fruit

I hate seeing food rot before I eat it. If you’re on a budget, frozen veggies and fruits are a great option. I buy and freeze my smoothie ingredients like spinach and frozen berries and we always keep bags of frozen peas, brussel sprouts, and broccoli.

Hiking as My Preferred Outdoor Sport

I LOVE anything that gets you outdoors. And I would love to hit the mountains and mountain bike or paddle board but because the initial cost of the equipment is high, I stick with hiking. All you need is a good pair of boots and a lunch and you have a fun filled day.

Youtube Yoga Videos

When money is too tight to head to the studio, I utilize Youtube for yoga. I’m just not disciplined enough to do my own practise, so having an online instructor is the next best thing to the studio.

Winner’s & Old Navy

I love Lululemon but until I’m working full time I hit Old Navy and Winner’s for my activewear. Old Navy often has sales and Winner’s has great brands at a fraction of the price. I’ll be heading to Winner’s when they time comes to stock up on maternity activewear.

What are some ways you save money on healthy stuff?

Disclaimer: This post was written in collaboration with Loan & Go, but my thoughts and opinions (and awesome tips) are my own. 

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