6 Ways to Use the Internet to Lose Weight for Free
Did you vow to get healthier in the new year? If so, you might be concerned with the costs that are associated with a healthier lifestyle. After all, expenses can include a gym membership, a nutritionist, home exercise equipment, and even expensive health foods. But wait, what if I told you that you could lose the weight and get in shape for less, or even FREE? Luckily we live in the internet age, so you have all sorts of resources you need right at your fingertips. Take a look below at six ways to use the internet to lose weight for free.
1. Get active with YouTube.
YouTube has thousands of workout videos, yoga videos, meditation videos, and even Zumba videos. Forget pricey group classes and work out in the comfort of your home. You can watch any and all of these videos for free, over and over again. So find your favorites and get active.
2. Pin your way to healthier eating.
Head to Pinterest and create a healthy eating themed board. Search for and pin all of your favorite sugar-free, low fat, carb free, low-calorie recipes. You can even find Weight Watcher friendly recipes right at the tips of your fingers. Just search, pin, and create. Plus, don’t forget to follow AFewShortCuts on Pinterest.
3. Find inspiration from favorite fitness bloggers.
There are thousands of fitness bloggers out in cyberland, all with the goal of inspiring you to get fit. Find a few fitness bloggers you find inspiration with and follow them on social media. Enjoy the tips, recipes, and workouts they share.
4. Snag cheap or free workout equipment.
Join buy/sell/trade groups on Facebook and see what kind of workout equipment, you can snag for cheap or free. Unload the old treadmill you never use and use the cash to buy the kettle bells you wanted instead. These buy/sell/trade groups are perfect for finding the items you need and unloading the items you don’t.
5. Have inspiration sent to your inbox daily.
Most major healthy living websites offer free newsletters. Head to their website and sign up so you can start getting tips, recipes, and more sent to your inbox. You might even get access to money saving coupons or get heads up on special events.
6. Track your progress, journal, and goal set.
With Google Docs, you can encourage yourself through journaling, write down your goals, and even keep track of your daily activities. This free document storage system can help you keep track of your healthy living habits. You can even share your writings with others if you choose, or print them out when done to put into binder form.
Getting healthy in the new year doesn’t mean you need to drop a ton of cash. Give these six ways to use the internet to lose weight for FREE a try and see how much they can help you! In no time you will be looking and feeling your best without having spent a dime.
Amanda is a busy mom of 3 that is constantly on the lookout for shortcuts to add more happiness to the day. She loves creating recipes, printables, DIY, and sharing family fun tips with you.