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It’s easy to set a goal of getting fit each year. However, it’s even easier to quit by March without the right fitness plan.
I’m not here to tell you the exact steps that you personally need to take in this post.
I’m here to discuss some general things you need to keep in mind when setting your plan AND to show you that it’s possible to meet your fitness goals without going broke.
Create a Workout Space at Home
Have group workout anxiety? Have a super tight work schedule?
Creating a workout space at home can help you make one of the first steps to making fitness a routine.
It doesn’t matter how small or large your home is, any space can be converted into a temporary workout space for 30-45 minutes. In fact, when I first started my fitness journey I set up a home gym in a condo.
Purchase Used Exercise Equipment
If you’re not sure if some of the exercise equipment is going to be a good fit for you, don’t be afraid to purchase used equipment.
Places such as Facebook Marketplace and Craigslist can be a great resource.
My first treadmill, which ended up helping me discover my love for running, was purchased second hand. It lasted for 4 years, only required purchasing a treadmill key ($10 investment) to get started, and helped me burn a ton of calories and shed pounds.
Make Fitness Fun
If you struggle to get through workouts, you’re not going to be able to meet your fitness goals.
Fitness has to be something that you enjoy.
With much trial and error, I discovered that I have a love for running, weight training, and kickboxing. Whenever I’m doing one of those fitness activities the time just seems to fly by.
You’ll probably have to try out a variety of things to see what works for you, but that’s okay. Once you find fitness activities that you look forward to doing daily or weekly, you’ll find your fitness goals to be much more achievable.
Get into Outdoor Activities
Have you ever checked out the various activities that take place within your local area?
You’d be surprised by how many fitness activities that are available for free or for an affordable cost.
Since I’m a runner, I researched 5K and 10K events AND was surprised by the results. There’s practically an event, or two, going on each weekend in various surrounding cities. Not to mention the wonderful running trails that I have come across.
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Download a Workout App
I know, finding a good workout app can be hard.
I’ve tried a few over the years and wasn’t able to become obsessed with multiple daily workouts until I ran across GixoFit, which is now OpenFit.
Research and try out some free trials (that you actually use) and see which app fits your interest.
For me, I like apps that have live classes, on-demand classes, show my progress, have an assortment of workouts, and updates on-demand classes weekly.
I know that sounds like a lot, but it’s doable to find the perfect free (or budget-friendly) fitness app for you if you’re willing to go through a trial and error process.
Conclusion: It’s Possible to Crush Your Fitness Goals Without Going Broke
Making a fitness goal is the easiest step to meeting your fitness goal.
There’s no set formula that is customized for you that you can Google.
There’s no set amount you need to spend to reach your goal either. It’s up to you whether you spend $0 or $1000.
Hopefully, these tips have given you some guidance on what to expect as you start your fitness journey.
If you’ve already started your fitness journey tell me your best tips.
(Post Updated: January 2020)