Do it. Or, you know, don't. ;)
Do it. Or, you know, don’t.

I’ve been binge reading the incredible blog that is “Saving Money In Your Twenties” for the past few days, pouring over pages of sassy, relatable financial advice. It’s. So. Good. Seriously, if you haven’t already, go check it out now–I’ll be here waiting for you to get back! 😉 Anyway, this savvy savings resource has gotten money on my mind in a major way as of late, and I got to thinking about all of the dollars that we 20-something fit girls {or whatever age, really!} might be unintentionally wasting. Ack! There are a few “healthy” things in particular that are unnecessarily–and maybe unintentionally–costing you $$$. No bueno. If you’re aware of them, though, you can likely change your spending habits pretty painlessly, netting yourself a little extra green totally effortlessly. Score. Don’t worry–you don’t have to give up anything you love! It’s just an opportunity to analyze your spending habits…and maybe think twice before indulging in some of these! Here are five things that fit girls might be wasting money on.

1. Bottled water.

I confess: I was once, fully a bottled-water-ONLY kind of babe. Guilty. Ever since getting a water filter, though, I’m all about that plastic free life. Buy yourself a cute water bottle and commit to filling up at the tap instead of splurging on Fiji or Boxed Water or VOSS. Better yet, reuse that VOSS bottle! Chic and green.

2. Unused gym memberships.

Go to the gym? Frequently? Cool! Feel free to keep your membership! Only gone once since January? You should probably cancel. Even if you’re only paying $10 a month, if you’re not actually USING your gym membership, you’re throwing money away.

3. Green juice.

Don’t worry–I’m not going to tell you that you need to DIY your own fruit and kale to get your green juice kick! Still, you probably don’t NEED to be spending between $9 – $16 on ultra-premium juice brands, either. Middle ground? Store-brand juice. Both Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods carry private label, cold-pressed green juices that cost  less than the aforementioned range of “designer” beverages.

4. Late-cancelled specialty classes.

Look, I’ll be the last person to tell you to forgo those pricy boutique fitness classes you love. If you’re into barre/hot yoga/pilates/whatever, simply make sure that you’re actually ATTENDING the classes you book, or cancel within the specified time limit. At between $20-$40 a pop, paying for a class you didn’t make it to is a cash killer.

5. Premium workout attire.

You girls know this already, but I’ll say it again: you DO NOT have to spend a fortune for cute, quality workout gear. Target. Marshalls. TJ Maxx. Check out their offerings!! Label lover? Try Poshmark, Threadflip, and Tradesy to get all of your favorite brands, gently used {and sometimes new!} at a deep discount.

Any easy spending/saving tips to share?

xx,

Liza

2 comments on “5 “Healthy” Items You Might Be Wasting Money On”

    • Hi, Patty! I totally agree with you about RBX and MPG, such good, cute, reasonably-priced stuff! I’ve heard a lot of good things about Old Navy’s activewear–I’ll definitely have to check that out! Thanks so much for reading!

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