**This post contains affiliate links.
In a perfect world, we could all afford gym memberships, personal trainers, nutritionists, and more. Heck, maybe you only dream of being able to order Shakeology and the various Beachbody programs out there. And that's ok! You don't need ANY of that to get into better shape. Those are just perks.
Some of you are probably like me, just getting by. And I know we can't afford to spare money on a bunch fitness programs that may or may not get completed.
If you have absolutely zero money to spare, don't sweat it! You don't need expensive programs, diet products, or even a scale to get into better shape.
Start by simply moving more. I won't say "eat less" because I don't know your diet. If you're a calorie counter, throw out the "1200 calorie" expectation, and check out a personalized calorie calculator that takes into account your weight, height, and how active you are. I like the IIFYM calculator. You can join a free website like MyFitnessPal to keep track of your intake while also keeping track of your activities. Be aware that MFP's estimates (for calorie intake and for calorie burn) are simply estimates.
Free activities you can do to get active are going for walks, running (check out the free program/application C25K if you're not a runner), playing games with your kids, or even weight lifting. Right now, you might be thinking that you can't afford weights. That's OK! Do you have a child? They can be used as a weight. So can bottles or jugs of water, or pieces of furniture.
Some free workout plans include, but are not limited to the following:
Some inexpensive workout plans include the following:Biggest Loser: Weight Loss Yoga
One of my resolutions is to actually complete all of the programs I currently have. The only one I've finished is 30 Day Shred, which gave me great results! Then I got pregnant. So now that Oliver is about 9 months old, it's beyond time to get back on the wagon. I'll be starting with PiYo, which I bought last summer.
If you've resolved to lose weight or get fit this year, how do you plan on getting there?