Healthy Investment Advice

What do we spend money on?

We’re a busy family, so we spend money on things that make our life more convenient. 

Two words to sum up the culture we inspire?

Cheap and easy. 

Just how I want to be defined. ?

Think about it. How often do your purchases meet one or both of those words? 

And when we are asked, moms, what we want to do about dinner, how many of us answer, “Something cheap and easy.”?

Years of fast food in the ? on the way to a practice or game has made its mark on my body. I’m obese and unhealthy. And I did it to myself in the name of cheap and easy. 

I’m certain I’m not alone. 


What day is it for you today?

Today is my day 1. Again. For the 4th day of the 4th month of pledging to get myself healthy, it is my day 1. 

You see, day 1 is always exciting. Day 1 is filled with anticipation. Day 1 is the day I KNOW I will be successful. So, every day has to be day 1. 

I won’t lie. This healthy lifestyle is expensive. Way more expensive than a value meal in a drive thru. 

But I had to hit bottom to realize the cost of getting healthy the natural way is way LESS expensive than the tests, medicines, and diagnoses headed my way if I don’t get healthy. 

Is it expensive? 

No. 

Instead of medications which create more problems, I am spending my money on real food and CLEAN products. It’s worth it because I’m worth it. 

Where does your money go? To prevention or cure? How did you come to that conclusion?

8 comments

  • Love your title — View from the Valley!
    Groceries and my PR coach! That’s where my money goes!
    Yes, my health is worth it.
    Amy xx

    • It takes a different mindset to realize just what our health is worth. I have too many family members battling things that could have been avoided or slowed down. I’m going to make the choice now.

  • Thats how my husband has us setup, pay big bux for our health and not cut corners

  • I couldn’t agree more! Investing in your health is one of the most important investments you can make in your life! I, too, am currently redirecting my funds toward healthy decisions and away from things that tear down my body. Best of luck in your journey!

  • Walking doesn’t cost any money! I do it every day. Our local community center pool is small, but 6 days a week since mid April I swim and it costs $8 per visit. Yes the money adds up and next year I will buy a membership, but walking and swimming are not only good for the body but for the mind. I am now addicted! Hang in there and get up and move! It feels good! Thanks for your honest post!

    • Anne,

      There are so many types of activity that are free! I can’t afford classes or the gym right now, but I’m rocking my physical activity with no expense. It’s the food aspect that is costing.

      Thank you for your support!!!