Do you remember when you were in college (or maybe you are in college) and you would do everything in your power to get groceries for a week for about $20-30 so you could use the remainder of your weeks budget for something to wear out that weekend and your bar tab?
Do you also remember how absolutely shitty and drained you felt ALL THE TIME when you were in college? I barely had the energy to go for a weekly run, and when I did go, I felt like I was going to die.
As much as you may try to “work off” what you eat, there really is no way to do that if you are eating crap all the time. Experts are not lying when they say 80% of your health is attributed to what you eat. One of my biggest pet peeves is hearing people complain about how much more expensive “healthy” food is, because not only are there a million ways to get good deals on food that is actually good for you, but shouldn’t what you eat be a bigger priority?
When I was in my early twenties I spent a lot of money on clothes, makeup, accessories, hair products that I didn’t wear and didn’t use. I thought these things would make me feel better and more comfortable in my skin. As I have learned to take better care of myself, I’ve come to realize that I could be wearing Chanel from head to toe everyday and still feel like absolute garbage. The more makeup you cake on your face, the worse you actually look.
Nowadays I try to wear makeup as minimally as possible. I’m sure some days I would look better with a little more than I wear, but my skin is healthier and I feel better. Yes, clean, organic, all natural products cost more (usually) but you don’t need as many and as much because eventually your skin will clear up and you won’t need to work so hard to have that glow because you won’t be faking it anymore. ESPECIALLY if you are eating well because it really does come from within.
If you take the time to research the best places to buy quality food and products, you may find that you actually end up saving money. In the end, you will find you get sick less often, you won’t feel as hungry all the time, you’ll have more energy. It’s more about actually making a plan and changing your lifestyle and stopping all the excuses than the financial difficulty. In all likelihood you probably already make these choices in small ways and just need to continue to make healthy changes. What are some ways you already put your health and happiness at the forefront? What are some ways you can keep advancing in that direction? I promise it’s worth it.