In this episode you’ll learn about the 5 biggest money wasters, plus…
- What to avoid buying.
- How you should focus your time and money
- Where to get your gym membership.
- Habits you need to create before spending money.
- And much, much more.
When you get excited about starting anything it’s really easy to throw money at things that you don’t really need.
And that’s totally cool unless you’re tight on money.
Even more so, if you pay money for something that doesn’t help you get to your fitness goals, it could completely derail your enthusiasm, and end your fitness journey.
We definitely don’t want that.
So, here are my 5 biggest money wasters by people starting thier fitness journey
Money Waster #1
Nutritional supplements –
I’m sure you’ve seen all of the pills out there that promise to melt the fat off of your body, or get you jacked in no-time.
These should only be taken after you feel like you need that extra 1% boost that will propel you forward. There is no such thing as a magic pill to any kind of success (that I know of). It just comes down to hard work.
Money Waster #2
A low priced gym membership –
You might be like – wait, don’t I want a low priced gym membership?
You need to be paying enough money that it will hurt if you don’t get your butt into the gym, and even more importantly, see some significant results.
I remember when I used to work at a big box gym (non-CrossFit), and something crazy like 75% of the members didn’t show up regularly.
And, I’m sure that’s because the memberships were only like $30 a month.
It was probably less effort for them to keep paying the $30 than it was to go to the gym and cancel the membership.
If you’re paying a good amount of money for your gym membership… – You should be getting a very solid experience (like CrossFit group coaching), and that will push you to either go, or get out.
Money Waster #3
Any gym membership –
Let’s be honest, you need to create a workout habit to get yourself in-shape. If you NEED to pay someone money to force your butt to do this, great. But, otherwise, find some YouTube free workout program, and follow that for a month.
Then, once you’ve developed the habit, go pay some good money for a CrossFit gym.
The key to success is in the habits we create. Period.
Oh, the only thing this doesn’t include is protein bars. There are a TON of terrible protein bars out there, so you need to choose wisely, but having nutrition on the go is better than eating fast food.
Stick with RX Bars, or Quest Bars.
Money Waster #4
At home fitness equipment –
If you buy at-home fitness equipment before starting a daily habit of working out, you are simply throwing money away.
And I know this because, I’m the one that buys the dumbbells or rower you’re selling on Craigslist that’s in your basement in perfect condition.
Remember, you can easily find a fitness program on YouTube for free that will get you started without any equipment. Or, you could simply start the workout habit by going for a walk every morning, evening, or afternoon. Then, add push-ups 2 days a week. Then, add squats 2 days a week. Then add planks 2 days a week.
There are endless things you can do to get that workout habit created.
Money Waster #5
Specialty Fitness Clothes –
Again, it’s not bad to buy this stuff, but let’s get that habit started before buying the new fun fitness gear.
In CrossFit, it’s cool to have the new CrossFit shoes, shorts, grips, belts, etc. But, you’d be amazed how much of this stuff ends up in our lost and found, never to be claimed.
The new $200 pair of Nike Romeleos 3’s are awesome, but if you aren’t committed to going to CrossFit at least 4 days a week, just don’t buy them.
You can get really good with the clothes and gear that you already have. Then, when you’re completely hooked, start buying the things that will give you that extra 1% (or less).
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