"The greatest gift you can ever give yourself is to invest in your health."
Entering the "real world" means making a lot of new financial decisions. Instead of merely worrying about textbooks and Friday night college budgets, post graduates now face fixed payments on top of the "need" for avocado toast. Using Mint, I've been able to create a budget and set up my priorities from day one. A lot of people ask me, after your bills, what do you set money aside for? My answer is always, "my health".
So why health? At the end of the day, leading a healthy lifestyle is far more important than any other material good. Taking care of yourself is essential to your happiness and success, so the greatest gift you can ever give yourself is to invest in your health.
As a Type 1 Diabetic, fitness always presents itself as a challenge. So, after I graduated, I was on a mission to find a fitness regimen that would work for my body and fluctuating blood sugar levels. One of my life long best friends is an instructor at Cyclebar*, and just to my luck, a new studio opened up near my new apartment.
The great thing about Cyclebar is that they provide a free intro class! This allowed me to see if it was a good fit for my body. If fitness is your thing, look for places that allow you to try the service at a discounted rate before you have to make a commitment.
While some fitness prices might scare you, remember that you are getting the full benefit. At the end of the day, a fitness regimen is only what you make it to be, so go all in! Look into the different options that might work for you. An additional plus: studios like Cyclebar also serve as a social experience (some classes even offer free beer, wine or mimosas after!).
At the end of the day, invest in your health and in yourself. Your lifestyle and future are in your hands--Always strive to better it! You won't regret it. I can tell you that investing in my health has truly transformed my every day lifestyle for the better.
**This post is not sponsored.
Stamped on 8/22/2017 by The Letter Bea