With a new mortgage payment coming up (tomorrow!) and about a million things I want to spend money on fixing, the monthly budget needed to be streamlined big time! Although I loved going to my boot camp classes and watching The Biggest Loser while I ran on the treadmill, having a $50/ month gym membership is just out of the question. At first, there was a giant hole where the fun in my fitness routine was, but I’ve come to find a few ways to fill the gap:
*Mix it up with the small screen. Now that I’m stuck with cable for the next year, I’m making the most of it by recording programs on FitTV. With the variety of shows that FitTV airs (yoga, boot camp, belly dancing, etc) and my cheapo stash of workout dvd’s, I’m never at a loss for some selection in my workouts.
*Get into training. I have some big races coming up in the next few months (including a marathon) that I’m hard at work for. Knowing that I have to keep up with a schedule so that I can complete the event really helps me to focus and do the workouts.
*Multitask by adding purpose into fitness. My dog needs daily exercise so I take her out on runs and hikes whenever I can. In addition, I try to walk or bike to restaurants or shops in my neighborhood when possible. The feeling of accomplishment after doing these workouts keeps me coming back for more.