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Old 04-21-2017, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Does working out ruin your frugal living lifestyle? Like you have to buy certain types of food to maintain energy etc?
no, it helps.....I stay away from restaurants/fast food to avoid the calories......making salads and drinking water instead - lots fruit - not overly expensive where I shop.
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Old 04-22-2017, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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I used to do triathlons but drifted away because of the training time requirements, even for sprint distances, and a lower back that didn't like that much time in aerobars when cycling. Still run and swim a fair amount.

Running is buying workout clothes from TJ Maxx and the outlet stores, and shopping the clearance rack for last year's shoes at my local running store. I get 350-500 miles out of a pair of shoes before my knees or hips start to complain.

My nutrition 'splurge', such that is is, is a half liter of coconut water after a workout. I run outdoors in Florida summers, and the nutrient/electrolyte mix in that seems to cut the number of awful post-workout dehydration migraines by about 90% compared to other sports drinks or water. If I'm hungry or feeling like I need a little more flavor, I'll throw in about 1/4 cup of frozen blueberries instead of ice cubes. One liter of coconut water on sale or by store brand is typically $3-$3.50 a liter, so about the same price per serving as a soda at many fash food restaurants.

Other than that, just 'normal' food- no red meats, reasonable amount of fruit, veg, and grains. A little ice cream here and there when I'm feeling indulgent
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Old 04-22-2017, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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My workout clothes comes from Goodwill. Every single piece of clothing except socks, shoes, underwear. Good, high-end stuff too. I dress for success when running or working out.I invest in good running shoes though. No skimping there unless my favorite model/brand is on clearance (last year's model, usually).
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Old 04-28-2017, 12:28 AM
 
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No. South Beach diet gives right on advice and uses normal food, just not white carbs/potatoes/rice/pasta.

Gym can be cheap if you like to workout indoors during harsh heat/icy cold. If the place invests in the trendy equipment, get to check these systems out too...Also have access to variety of stuff instead of aerobics videos but home workouts can be supplemented nicely with jump rope, yoga, walking, hiking and biking too...But if you like weight lifting (which REALLY increases calorie burn for females), the gym is best investment unless you have a whole basement full. Some DO LIKE The dumbbells and bench weight lifting...
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Old 04-28-2017, 08:58 AM
 
Location: 125 Years Too Late...
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Does working out ruin your frugal living lifestyle? Like you have to buy certain types of food to maintain energy etc?
Nope. I've jogged 6 or 7 miles a day (typically) for the past 20 years or so. At times I hike as well. That's all free. I don't eat anything different than I normally would. Lot's of grains (rice, oats, wheat, spelt, etc). Very cheap, especially in bulk and stores well over the long term. Bread bakes well in solar ovens... and the sun is free.
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Old 04-29-2017, 05:37 AM
 
Location: Suburban wasteland of NC
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Luckily work has free gyms and puts on races pretty often. Last year I did a pair of 1/2 marathons, 6 or 7 5Ks, and a friendly bike race that weren't only free but came with a shirt.
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Old 04-29-2017, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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I'v never felt like liver.
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Old 04-29-2017, 06:41 PM
 
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Uhh... Before I lost my home I used to workout by road biking and not having a gym membership. Nowadays I live in my minivan / trailer combo, and my $20 / month Planetfitness membership sure pays off as I take a bath and workout everywhere!
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Old 04-29-2017, 11:25 PM
 
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I don't see how working out is related to being frugal. You could be frugal and work out or not. Now, I think working out is not for me. I'd rather just walk and not specifically train for anything. Some people like to work out because they want to look a certain way or have muscles. I don't feel the need to do that. I'd rather just do the things that I like and use that as a way to work out. For instance, if I want to play basketball, I'll do that, but I'm not working out separately. I'd rather just work on the things I want to get good at and gain strength there.
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Old 05-01-2017, 05:36 AM
 
Location: Suburban wasteland of NC
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It's related because people will invariably have questions concerning how some work out while staying frugal. Plenty of gyms cost $70 just for the membership, and then are trying to get members to sign up for personal trainers, spin classes, buy a protein shake on the way out, etc etc.
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