One of my coaches made a statement that got me thinking. He told me “How much money is it costing you, NOT to do it?” I am not going to go into the details of my specific example, but it got me thinking…
How much money is it costing you to not put your health as one of the top priorities?
How much money is it costing you not to eat healthy?
How much money is it costing you not to participate in a fitness program that has hundreds of documented success stories?
How much money is it costing you to consume so much processed foods?
How much money is it costing you, going from one diet to the next?
How much money is it costing you to continually have to buy different sized clothes because you are always losing and gaining weight?
How much money is it costing you in medication for high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, and many other drugs?
How much money is it costing you to continually take your kids to the doctor because they are always sick?
How much money is it costing you in sick time from work?
How much money is it costing you in worthless fitness infomercial products? (except P90X and Insanity, those are ligit)
How much money is it costing you to drink all the crap out there besides water, milk, and unsweetened tea?
How much money is it costing you in dental bills with all the sugar and soda consumption?
How much money is it costing you in chiropractic bills because your core isn’t strong enough to make a chiropractic adjustment hold?
Or Even Scarier!!
How many YEARS less of life are you going to lose, because you didn’t put your health first?
I don’t want to make this post be negative or use fear tactics, but when I hear someone tell me they can’t afford XYZ (good for their health stuff), and then I see their house and it is huge, they drive very new cars, they have all the big screen TVs, they go out to eat all the time, and they drink and smoke… all I can do is scratch my head and smile and walk away.
Now obviously this is an extreme example, but many people do fit in a few of these categories. All I am saying is that we should be using enough of our discrecinary income on things that are going to make us healthier, instead of things that either make no difference or make us sicker.
I am going to share with you next time a story from a family I know who learned this lesson and changed!
If this really hit you hard and you are looking to invest in yourself here are a couple options for you.
Fit Fun Bootcamp: If you are in the Madison area and looking for the ultimate workouts and accountability this is the program.
Got Core: If you have a ball at home or have back problems, or a mid section that is bothering you, this $30 investment is a great place to start.
Fit Moms For Life DVDs: Would you like to hire me as a trainer but couldn’t afford it or don’t live in the Madison area? This monthly program is like having me train you in your house. These are the exact workouts that some clients pay me $150/hour to share. Each month you will receive a DVD in the mail. I give the first one away for free (just pay shipping) in order to test the program out. http://www.fitmomsforlife.com/thankyou.html
Buns Guns Back and Shoulders: Are you looking for short 8-15 minute workouts that target certain areas? These 12 workouts are the perfect solution for you. Remember you can’t spot reduce fat, but you can spot tone certain areas.