Yesterday, my friend asked me how many times a week I go to yoga. I responded, “Twice, because it’s $15 a class, and I can’t spend that much money.” Isn’t that sad? I can’t go to yoga more often because I can’t afford it?
I’ve been trying to work on budgeting now that I’m moving in less than a month, and I realized that a lot of my spending comes from healthyness.
First, I can only realistically afford to go to yoga twice a week for the rest of the month. That means I’ll spend $120 on yoga in 30 days. That’s not cheap. As good as yoga is for my mind and body, it’s tough to justify spending more money on it when I could do it for free in my room.
The next cost comes from my workout clothes. Normally, I can run in an old t-shirt and athletic shorts, but lately, wearing cotton has made me overheated on longer runs. That means I have to go to a sporting goods store and buy dry-fit athletic wear. ca-ching. (I don’t even want to think about when my shoes hit their limit.)
Finally, food. Granted, I live at home right now and don’t need to go food shopping, but the cost of healthy foods is going to add up. I’d much rather buy fresh fruit or healthy snacks over frozen dinners and chips. That all adds up too.
All in all, I know I’ll be able to afford these things down the road, but it’s going to mean I stick to a tight budget!