Kuripot Tip: Losing Weight While Saving Money

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I am certain we are still in the verge of getting rid of those unwanted fats from the holiday eating and celebrations. I for one is guilty of such. The best conclusion in line with this post would be not buying food hence no eating and for certain you will lose weight and save. I must say, that can be an alternative however you would be dying inside. Remember the song by Timmy Thomas? Dying inside I was dying inside, but I couldn’t bring myself to diet. I know that’s the wrong line but it sounds good, right? Can I have a nod?

It is always best to lose that unwanted fats while saving money in return. It is a win-win situation for you, isn’t it? As such, in order for us to get started, here are some frugal tips you can apply.

Maximize your gym registration

I assume you are now hitting the gym. I also assumed that you are already a member. If yes it is best that you get to maximize that registration. Being a gym member is pretty expensive. Especially if you are enrolled in a high end one that requires thousands upon registration. In that case, it is fair enough that you get to maximize it. Hit the gym every other day or even every day. You can do cardio in the treadmill in between workout days. Bump out the laziness and consider how much you shelled out in the first place just to be a member. Assess if the number of times you work out is equal or greater than the money you paid for. It would be a total waste if you paid thousands only to work out four times a month when the gym is pretty much at your disposal.

Hit your office gym

For individuals who don’t want to shell out thousands for gym registration, try out your office gym. There’s no need to register at all. Most companies now have gym rooms within the office. Trainers may be present or not however you can always ask your officemates for their program. You may even look at the Internet for inspiration.

Pack healthy food

Another thing that can literally cripple our finances is because of food. We often buy food outside. If you strive to lose weight without the need to spend, it would best to prepare your lunch at home and pack it up. If you don’t have the time, you can always bring fruits to your office. Plus, healthy food is very easy to prepare. For instance, you can just throw in your favourite vegetables like cabbage, lettuce, carrots, and tomatoes to make a salad. You can blend in your favourite fruits to make a smoothie. You can extract up those fruits to make a juice and bring it to work.

Exercise in the office

So you think you don’t have time to do some exercise? Why not exercise at the office instead. There are many workouts you can do in there. A good example of this one is walking. Instead of pushing your chair to the next cubicle to talk to your officemate you can walk. You can even commute your way to work. Do little stretching in between tasks. You can even tow your chair away and use an exercise ball instead. Stand up whenever possible, take fitness breaks as well. There are still tons of possibilities you can do just to sneak a quick workout or two. There are even desk exercises that even your workmates will not notice.

Drink water instead of sodas

Instead of spending tons in sodas that you can buy at convenience stores near the office, buy water instead. Bottled water is way cheaper than commercial juices and carbonated drinks. In order to cut the spending, bring water from home or you can just refill from your office pantry. No calories and no spending.

Do exercises at home

There are varied exercises that you can do at home. You can do Pilates, simple yoga, push up, pull ups, squats and more. You can even dance away at your house. You can jog around your subdivision, walk around and more. These are simple exercises that you can do at home without spending tons. You can even do this with your family. It will definitely be a good bonding experience for everyone.

Losing weight while saving is definitely possible. You only need to look for cheap or no expense alternatives that are within your reach. Even more, you only need to maximize the things and places that you have today and insert a few workouts. With discipline and consistency in no time, you would feel light not only with your body but also with your money.

P.S. To those doing the 52 Week Money Challenge and 52 Week Money Challenge Version 2, it is Week 4 already! Did you deposit the next amount yet?

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