Bodybuilding Budget Tips
Here are some bodybuilding budget tips to help you save money as you gain muscle mass. It's expensive to build muscle naturally. You will likely spend two or three times more on groceries than the average person. Also, to maintain a regular training schedule, you might even decide to work a few less hours at your job, ultimately bringing you back a lower income.
If you are not sacrificing overtime hours at your job, you're probably compensating by not having much of a social life or by sleeping less hours (which either way, is not healthy). In this guide, I offer advice on ways that you can save time and money as you pursue your physical potential.
You don't need to train four hours per day, seven days per week to build muscle mass. Five to seven hours per week separated into three to six training days is enough. By training less you will open up your schedule allowing you to work more hours at your job or build a business on the side. You will make more money this way and have more peace of mind. Don't push your bodybuilding budget if you don't have to. More training doesn't always translate to better results.
No longer spending money on what you don't need and putting it into what you do need is important. You may come to the realization that you're richer than you think. If you're under extreme financial pressure, visit a website that offers free information on the subject... and start changing your life for the better. Also, keep an eye out for opportunities related to your passion for fitness.
Buy your vegetables, fruits, meats, and fish from a nearby wholesaler or farm. The prices are usually better than at regular grocery stores and many items are sold in bulk so you don't have to return as often. You may find cheaper prices for certain foods at different places. I suggest you don't shop at more than two locations. It may not be worth it for you to drive around the city, wasting gas and time.
Managing your bodybuilding budget is just as important as being disciplined with your training, eating, resting, etc. Financial stress has a way of discouraging you from doing the things you love to do, so if you want to keep training towards your potential... start taking responsibility for what's in your wallet (because no one else will). Nobody shares your vision of what you want to accomplish and why it's important.
Prepare enough meals to last you for two to three days at a time. You'll spend much less time cooking this way and could focus on other aspects of building muscle mass. If you don't like eating leftovers, I suggest you cook most of your foods in the oven. While your meals are being prepared, you'll be able to do some home chores or homework, again freeing up some time throughout your days. One again, time is money. Don't underestimate your worth, and what you're capable of accomplishing during your free time.
You may consider working for a gym to stretch your bodybuilding budget a little. They usually let their employees (and sometimes a spouse or family member as well) train there for free, even if they're only working very few hours per week. You could make a little extra money on the side and save on a gym membership in the process. If you're not a certified personal trainer you could still work at the reception desk or as a floor instructor (replacing the weights, for example).
You'd be surprised of the employee turnover rate in gyms. They're almost always looking for someone new. Also, working in a gym may provide the extra motivation needed to build muscle mass. Visit the gym closest to your home, and ask the owner if you could work a couple of hours on the weekend. They probably offer short, four or five-hour shifts for part-time employees.
What's motivating you to build muscle mass naturally? Is it related to a possible new career as a personal trainer, or your dream of being a professional bodybuilder? Whatever is subconsciously driving you to your goal, try not to be in denial about it. Otherwise, you'll never reach your potential... and you'll constantly be struggling with your bodybuilding budget instead of facing the real issue of why you're not achieving your fitness objectives.
How does staying true to yourself save money or time? In a strange way it does both. A recent study revealed that natural growth hormones that are inside of us become activated when we are happy. I've known this for a while now because I've experienced it often. There are days when I'm in "the zone", and without even working out begin to feel my muscles pumped - and see it in the mirror.
Your deeper purpose in life will be revealed to you through the actions you feel the instinctive need to take. Don't say (to others as well as yourself) that training is just a little hobby if it's your greatest passion. Rather, shape your daily lifestyle around it; You'll be amazed at where it will take you. The possibilities surrounding your dreams are limitless, as insignificant you may currently think they are relative to the rest of the world.
Above all, don't worry about your bodybuilding budget. Be conscious of it without unnecessarily putting things off, simply because of a lack of money. You actually don't need much to get in shape; You do, however, need to stop thinking about every single potential obstacle. This can be accomplished by taking action and learning from the journey.Return to 'Gain Muscle Mass' from 'Bodybuilding Budget Tips'