As a new year approaches, a lot of people will be contemplate joining a gym. But many people will decide against it for 2 reasons: no money and no time.
For many people, spending $35/month on a gym membership doesn’t seem worth it (just an average, you might pay more or less on your membership). But then those same people will drink Starbucks every day and not think twice about it. Or decide they want to go out to eat, and pay the $50 bill without any hesitation (or in a lot of cases, much more). If you truly think you can’t afford a gym membership, evaluate your spending. Maybe get Starbucks 2 days per week instead of 5 days, or go out less on weekends, or start making your own lunches. Making small changes to your spending can make a HUGE difference!
The other argument is a lack of time. When you work all day, it’s easy to feel like there’s no time left in the day get to the gym. But if you decide to watch 1-2 hours of Netflix at the end of the night, you have time. Or if you’re going to scroll through Instagram (hi!) for an hour, you have time. Hitting snooze a few times every morning? Learn to wake up properly and you’ll buy yourself 2 and a half hours every week!
I know it’s easier said than done. But it comes down to a matter of prioritizing. If you are TRULY committed to your goals, and working out in a gym will get you to those goals, you will find a way to spend the money or the time. I promise, it will be worth it. Orrrrr you can squeeze a workout in at home, which is free and takes even less time, but that’s another topic entirely!