Post # 1
I’m just curious how much other bees are willing to spend to loose weight.
I’ve spent about $90 on a DVD workout program called Rev Abs. I’m liking it so far. I’m also starting WW today which will cost $156 for 15 weeks (the meetings will be held at work)
I know some brides that are paying for Jenny Craig and a personal trainer. I’m not at that point yet but I’m not sure if I could swing it.
Is weightloss on a budget for you? Or do you not have a budget for weightloss?
Post # 3
I have a budget for post-baby in a couple of years. Does that count? I’m going to start setting aside some money later this year for boot camps and a personal trainer for probably 6 months.
Sucks that being healthy costs more!
Personally, there are a lot of ‘things’ i’d sacrifice to have my jeans fit and be happy in my body. New clothes would cost more, so that’s my justification and I’m sticking to it =]. Do what you’re doing for now and in 15 weeks, reevaluate.
Post # 4
@ejs4y8: Yes, post-baby weightloss counts.
You made a good point, new clothes are more expensive than some weightloss acts.
Post # 5
I just spent $50 for WW online. Also bought Zumba for Wiii which was about $40.
Post # 6
@DesireeAnne: Are you noticing a difference with Zumba?
Post # 7
I’m trying to do it for free!!
I’m using the fitness videos on Netflix. I already had Netflix so this is just an extra bonus.
I did spend $$ on new sneakers, but I hadn’t bought a new pair of good sneakers in about 8 years, so it was time.
Post # 8
has anyone heard of zi xiu zang (may be spelled wrong). Its a natural/herbal weight loss pill with bee pollen? My coworker was talking about it yesterday and how much she loves it, and I am not sure if she is crazy lol. Just wondering?
Post # 9
@soontobemsL, not sure where you are around boston, but some of the minuteman library network lirbraries has some really good dvd collections including for working videos. I think Newton and Sudbury have a decent collection, and its free. Bedford might have some too, but they might charge $1 for a week rental, which isnt bad either.
Post # 10
i invested about $200 in a nutritionist about a year ago. it was highly worth it because she totally taught me how to change my eating habits. i lost over 15 pounds, gained a few back and now have 6 to go! but i will always keep the chart she gave me and as long as i stick to it, i never need to spend money on anything other than groceries! i already ate pretty healthy, so the main i had to learn was portion control and so now i measure everything according to my chart. its pretty easy and i still eat everything i love! as for exercise, i have a gym at my apt complex that i use and over the years i had bought an abflex, mat, and weights. but thats just normal expenses, not extra budget for weight loss.
if anything, since i control how much i eat, i dont binge on stuff randonly anymore and my groceries are cheaper overall because things like a container of hummus or a block of cheese or a container of orange juice last me so much longer!
Post # 11
I was motivated to join the crossfit class I really wanted to so that is another $99 a month on top of my gym membership. I will keep doing it after the wedding though
Post # 12
I changed my diet a little over a year ago and lost about 15lbs. I started WW late last year and lost 5 more. I’ve tried DVDs and I think they are great if you can stick with them. However, I am not motivated enough so I went to 24hr Fitness and hired a persoanl trainer. They are the gym behind biggest loser, so I have total faith they will motivate me. They informed me I could get to my goal weight in just 20-24 weeks. I would have never thought that was possible.
So I am spending about 400, but it’s worth it to me. I gained 50lbs after my fiance and I started dating because we ate out so much and I had stopped playing tennis. My mom said, “well you have to pay to put the weight on. Makes sense you have to pay to get it off” I laughed cos I thought that was very true.
Post # 13
I went the personal trainer route (though group classes). It was NOT part of our budget and I didn’t know how I could afford it – but I knew it was worth trying, since I wasn’t getting motivated any other way and everything I was trying was not really doing anything (DVD’s, my own nutrition plan, etc.)
I was super depressed about how I looked and at the prospect of dress shopping. I had 40 pounds to lose (to get to a point I felt more comfortable in my skin) – so we are not taking about just toning.
I ended up spending around $1000 for about 7 months of training…. worth every penny. My trainer works with a dietician – so I also got ‘free’ nutrition advice. There are so many wedding related things we throw money at that REALLY don’t matter in the long-term. Not only did I get the shape/body I wanted, but I know I did good things for my health. That is priceless to me.
I didn’t include my workout money into our total cost of the wedding… because to me it was more of a life change fueled by wedding motivation vs. a wedding expense.
Post # 14
@oracle: It is a life change! I love you made that point. It really is worth it in the long run because you better your overall lifestyle!
Post # 15
@oracle, good for you! I plan on going with group classes at first b/c as long as someone tells me to jump, I say how high.
@SoontobeMrsL, i’m hoping to keep it under 2K, 3K tops, for nutrition, boot camps/group training, and personal training. It sounds high, but that’s why i’m going to start saving way before I actually need it. And put my tax return towards it!
Post # 16
I am spending $10 a month on my Planet Fitness membership that I had before we were engaged (side note: FI hates that I go there, since he is a powerlifter and they pretty much make fun of guys like him in every single one of their adds…works just fine for me who can barely use 8lb hand weights!!). I am saving money by cooking healthy meals at home instead of going out to eat!
@oracle: I’m like you and feel like it’s a lifestyle change fueled by the wedding. It’s been something I’ve needed to do for a while, and I feel really good now that I am being more active (I had a desk job with a 3 hour commute for 5 years…so I had been VERY sedentary).