I’ve been in the health and fitness industry for over 30 years. Needless to say, I’ve heard countless excuses over the years. “I can’t afford a gym membership,” I can’t afford to eat healthy,”I can’t afford a personal trainer,” and the list goes on and on. My response:
HOW MUCH DO YOU VALUE YOUR HEALTH? You can afford a $200 dollar haircut or pay $100 dollars for a Mani/Pedi , but you can’t afford a monthly gym membership or a personal trainer?
‘Let’s face it, YOU CAN’T PUT A VALUE ON YOUR HEALTH-.
We all know exercise makes you feel better and look better. It improves your self-image, builds lean muscle, improves heart health and lowers your risk for disease. Furthermore, I’d much rather look good in a pair of leggings than sport a perfect manicure. I mean what do people notice about you first? It’s not your nails.
The point I’m making is, it’s not about treating yourself to manicures, pedicures, or going to the hair salon. It’s important to take care of yourself physically and mentally; and getting your nails done or a new haircut is a great way to unwind, relax and improve your self-image. And guys, you are guilty too! Maybe you can pass up the big screen tv and instead use that money for a trainer or a martial arts class.
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It all boils down to looking at your budget and assigning value to what’s important in your life.
Perhaps you can do your own pedicures at home. Who knows, maybe you can even pass up the Jimmy Choo bag or shoes this month.