How to Jumpstart
Without Going Broke
By Shen Mascarinas
Almost all New Year resolutions lists include exercising more and eating healthier. True enough, gyms are packed in January. Come February, though, moving bodies are considerably less. And that number just continues to go down as the year progresses.
One major factor: mahal magpapayat. Daw.
Don’t give up on #BalikAlindog just yet! With these tipid tips, you can stick to a healthier lifestyle not just for a month or two, but all effin’ year round.
No requirement for a membership, special gear or class fee. All you’ve gotta do is step out and move your feet. What’s your excuse?
If running bores you, take the time to make a playlist that will perk you up. Audio books will keep you well entertained, too.
Prepare your meals.
Availing healthy meal deliveries (and giving up an arm in the process) isn’t the only way to eat right. You only need basic cooking skills to whip up clean, nutritious dishes that will fuel your fitness goals. If you’re a busy-bee, simply make your meals in advance and store for reheating throughout the week.
You can start with these healthy, easy baon ideas.
Always take the active route.
Here are some examples—stairs over the elevator, walking over taking the car, deskercising over rotting at work. Get as much steps as you can in each day and before you know it, your body will actually crave for active movement.
Download these fitness apps.
From workout programs to nutrition tracking, there are tons of free apps that will help you achieve your fitness goals. And unlike gym trainers or nutritionists, you get to enjoy these apps’ benefits wherever you go, whenever you want and no matter the status of your bank account.
Start with these 8!
Explore YouTube for workouts.
YouTube hosts an impressive wealth of workouts that target various fitness goals. Getting the appropriate exercise program for your needs is as easy as typing in the search button. And whether your idea of an awesome workout is a Beyoncé dance routine or a weight lifting sesh, YouTube is guaranteed to have it. Here are 8 examples.
Adhere to the anti-junk attitude.
Just imagine how much money you’ll save giving up that daily frapuccino, bag of Cheetos or pack of cigarettes. Only consume what will fuel and nourish your body, which are actually pretty cheap when you stick to the wholesome basics. Think lean protein, fruits, vegetables and complex carbs (whole wheat bread, brown rice, oatmeal, etc.).
Join a team sport.
Soccer, frisbee, badminton—find the team sport that you’re interested in and join a group. Working out in groups will motivate you to show up and to keep doing better—all at a very minimal cost.
Take advantage of free workout trials.
From indoor cycling to cardiolates, there are tons of new workouts popping up—all very exciting, but also quite expensive. Most offer free classes and trial promos to help you decide, so take full advantage.
Who cares if from the get-go you’re not really interested in rowing classes? Trying it out is still a guaranteed sweat sesh you get to enjoy for free, and you might even end up liking it.
Pumped up for your #BalikAlindog program? Any other tipid tips? Sound off below!