(Closed) Did you budget for health/fitness?

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
  • poll: Do you have health/fitness in your budget?
    Yes, of course! I knew from the beginning it would be an important : (2 votes)
    5 %
    Yes, I didn't originally but I found the money to get it done. : (6 votes)
    14 %
    No, I am not planning on changing my workout plan at all. : (11 votes)
    26 %
    No, I am working out but not spending much money! : (20 votes)
    47 %
    Other. (Explain below) : (4 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    2821 posts
    Sugar bee

    I budget very little for working out.  A pair of running shoes, hat, some sweatpants and gloves are good enough. 

    If you don’t want to go outside in winter get yourself a pair of free weights and look up some exercizes on the internet.  Google or youtube some kickboxing routines or aerobic routines.  Or go to the library and rent a workout video.  Working out doesn’t have to cost much at all.

    Post # 4
    Member
    2239 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I didnt budget for workout expenses because we workout on a pretty regular basis anyway..

    Post # 5
    Hostess
    18643 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I didn’t budget for it but I did go to a trainer for a few months before my wedding.  Just came out of my regular salary though.

    Post # 7
    Member
    2821 posts
    Sugar bee

    My husband loves to do kickboxing with me in the evenings, so that’s fun to do with him.  If you have a bike we have a ‘trainer’ that you can hook your bike up to and spin inside.  I think you can get one for like $150.  http://www.sportsauthority.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3764375&CAWELAID=437744259′ defer=’defer .  I don’t have this one so can’t vouch for it and there might be cheaper ones out there, not sure, it was something my husband got.  I just watch hulu while I’m working out then.  For ab workouts I really like miniskirt makeover on youtube.   

    Post # 8
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    5263 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I didn’t/won’t budget, because the only things I do that cost money (yoga and riding my horse) are already in my budget. 

    Post # 9
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    200 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I dont work out besides my physical therapy which is just a series of short excercises and stretches I do in front of the tv. 

    Post # 10
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    2392 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I’m not even going to get into how much I’ve spent this year on exercise-related stuff.  (ok, it’s not that bad, but probably like $1000 or maybe $1500 between gym membership, gear, trainer, and sports league membership fees)  But to me none of that is a wedding related expense – it’s stuff I’d be spending even if I wasn’t getting married.

    ETA – foam roller by the way was the best $20 I’ve spent!  I just need to plug those things because I am sitting in my uncomfortable work chair and really wish I could use it right now.

    Post # 12
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    200 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I agree about the foam rollers.  I have a big foam roller about 9 inches diameter that I just lay across and stretch out my back.  I dont work out but I do eat very healthy.  I eat quality of quantity.  I think that was the most important aspect to MY weight loss.

    Post # 13
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    1297 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Luckily for me my Fi is a fitness freak so as soon as I moved in with him a year ago, he signed me up to his gym–no expense for me there =)

    Post # 14
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    2392 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @Miss_JD: Thanks.

    Hopefully you can use this as a springboard back into working out.  I really try to do it more for how it makes me feel (and because if I don’t keep up the gym workouts, I will be even more lousy at ultimate than I already am!) which makes it easier, I think, to stick with it through different circumstances.

    It’s DEFINITELY harder when you’re not single, though.  Since I get a big mental drop if I don’t get my workouts in, I make it happen but my fiance would MUCH prefer if I skip a day or two.  I can hear him whining already that I’m going to go to the gym on my way home.

    Also, if you’re looking for low cost indoor options, I know a lot of people on here are really big into 30 Day Shred.  Maybe you could try something like that until the weather starts to warm up again.

    Post # 15
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    1254 posts
    Bumble bee

    @Miss_JD: Totally know what you mean about being fit and hot…haha!!! Four years later and 30 lbs heavier.

    As for your question, no I didn’t add fitness cost to our wedding budget. I was already a gym member before the engagement. It is just a matter of using the membership.

    Post # 16
    Member
    404 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I wish I had tried to budget, or could rearrange my regular/nonwedding budget for a gym membership. I’ve been trying to make do with an array of workout DVDs on the Netfllix instant queue. It’s… better than nothing, I guess.

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