We’re racing through this latest Tenner Week budgeting challenge, and here comes Day Four. Increasing your fitness levels is a great way to get ready for the summery months, so today’s mini challenge is to get some exercise.
Regular exercise can increase your muscle tone, improve your energy levels and endurance, and generally give you a mood boost so it’s well worth taking the time to get a little fitter. It doesn’t stop there either: exercises such as yoga and pilates can increase your flexibility and reduce stress, weight bearing exercises can increase your bone density, and many other sports and exercises can help to improve your balance and coordination.
All you have to do is get 30 minutes of exercise today, without blowing your budget.
A few ideas:
- Gym visit (free pass or use an existing membership)
- Go out on your bike
- Jogging or running
- Use a free outdoor gym
- Yoga (if you already know how to do it)
- An exercise DVD / Blu-Ray
- Home fitness equipment
- Free weights (improvise with cans or bottles of water if you don’t own weights)
Don’t suddenly start doing any high intensity exercises if you’re not fit, and consult a doctor before exercising if you have any health problems or injuries. Otherwise, start slowly, and remember to warm up and warm down with a few stretches.
If you don’t have time to exercise today, make a note to catch up at the weekend.
What’s happening here
I managed to have a second no-spend day on Wednesday, so I’ve only spent £2.50 so far this week but I’m going to have to go to the shops later today to buy milk and anything else we’ve run out of and can’t put off buying. I didn’t go to my usual drop-in exercise session yesterday because it would have put me over my spending limit, so I’m looking forward to doing some fitness after work today.
For Pampering Day yesterday I had a long soak in a beautiful bubble bath, listening to the radio and using Superdrug’s Elasticiser Pre-Shampoo Treatment, Tresemme Keratin Smooth Hair Masque, and a L’Oreal purifying charcoal face mask. I also have my feet a scrub with some pumice and followed the bath with some body oil and body butter. I’m feeling pretty shiny and sparkly today, what a treat.
The TV Diet is going well so far, with only 45 minutes total watched, and if I go on the exercise bike to watch the TV today then I won’t have to count that in with the total. Seems like a win win situation to me…
What’s your favourite way to get fit that doesn’t cost a fortune?
How’s your budget coming along?