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How to stay fit on a budget!

Being a college student can make it difficult to stay healthy when you are on a tight budget. Here are some of the things I do to  stay fit and on a dime!

  • Plan and make your meals This is probably the best way to save money and eat healthy at the same time! Planning on what you are going to buy and having it prepared ahead of time prevents me from eating unhealthy snacks, which in turn saves me $$. I usually plan for a week at a time!

Tip: I usually end up shopping along the walls of the Grocery store. That is where the freshest items are ( meats, veggies etc) I then move in for seasonings, and oils towards the center.

  • Take your meals/ snacks with you! Don't be embarrassed to bring lunch! Having a snack with you already prevents you from buying things you don't need.

  • If I know I'm going to have a busy day, I plan when I'm going to eat. This makes sure I'm healthy, and again prevents me from getting something at McDonald's

  • WATER!! take a bottle of water with you all the time! Its free, and a lot of times, people mistake dehydration for hunger!

  • Plan your workouts!  I have a schedule that has the exact time and days that I will go to the gym and workout.

  • If you have access to the internet then you  don't need to pay for gym memberships or buy expensive videos. I love using body rock and Zuzka light on youtube! Also, use pinterest to find great tips on how you can stay fit!

  • Use your phone to get apps!  you can enter in your meals and keep track of your progress! I love to use map my run all the time! This girl takes pics of all her meals!

Conclusion: Plan! I notice that at times when I don't plan ( like now...) I get distracted and I don't eat right, or plan my workouts. Remember, this is a lifestyle!

{Kime Says}