I want to take care of my body and my health, but I don`t want to waste money. I`ve been scrutinizing my monthly budget to see where I could make more cuts, like I did with my cellphone plan, and from April 1st I´m cutting down on the gym expenses. I`ve experienced that exercise helps with the fibromyalgia, giving me more energy, and lessening the pain, which is probably why I have been so hesitant with quitting the gym. I`ve been going to this relatively cheap gym for a year or so, but ever since August when I started Uni with an extra classload to finish up my BA faster, there really hasn`t been time enough to exercise. But quitting the gym, doesn`t mean I have to stop exercising.
Here are my reasons for cutting out the gym membership:
1. Time Waste. It takes me 45 minutes each way to the gym. so of I want to spend 1 hour at the gym, the total time would be 2.5 hours! I just don`t have enough time to do this 3-4 times a week!
2. Cost. The gym costs $52 a month. Not a very big expense, but when you`re living on $1260 a month, an extra $52 could really help! Per year, I would save $624! The money I`ll be saving will go directly to my savings account!
3. Spending time Outside. I spend most my days inside, so I want to be more outside, getting fresh air and vitamin D from the sun.
4. Exercising at Home. One of the great things with the internett is all the information you can get. So I`m going to exercise at home by doing simple exercises with the help of a yoga mat and a weighted hula hoop. And it´s free!