So today I was talking to a group of girls that are in my volleyball class. We got on the conversation of food, and like any person here on tumblr who is into fitness you know that eating right and working out is important to your health. So I’m listening to these girls talk about how they eat really badly, and I was telling them that eating right isn’t hard and they should just go to the grocery store and pick out foods that are healthy and that are convenient to their lifestyle, whether that be cooking it or having frozen stuff that they can pop in the microwave or oven. It’s better than nothing.
So one of the girls was saying” well, I’d rather pay my cable bill that have oatmeal in the morning.” The other girls agreed, and I didn’t get the chance to comment back but I realized that throughout the day that her saying that really bothered me. Personally, I think that everyone should realize that eating healthy is the MOST important thing a person should be doing. People like to complain that eating healthy is expensive and that’s why they don’t do it. However, wouldn’t you rather have your health, live longer, have less doctor visits and bills to pay off at the end of the month? As I started eating better my energy level increased, my confidence soared and my muffin top was getting smaller. These girls that I was talking to, would rather have their TV and cheap pizza instead of health and confidence. I’m not trying to be mean but going through the healthy transition that I did, I wanted to explain to them why spending more on food is better than how they are eating now. In the long run eating right will keep you happy and healthy. We can’t live on processed foods for the rest of our lives without having problems.
On another note, buying groceries and eating at home the majority of the time will actually save these girls the extra money that they would be spending if they were eating out as often as they mentioned. I struggled for a long time with eating right and keeping my budget low. Although it isn’t as low as I would like it to be, I have found tricks that make eating right better for my budget.
- I plan my meals
- I buy the food that is ONLY necessary for my recipes.
- I shop at Trader Joes for the majority of my food. There prices are low and they have great deals
Don’t get me wrong. There are plenty of times that I go over my limit or buy food that I really shouldn’t, but for the majority of the time I stick to my list and budget,