Free Week Trial Passes, Free Day Passes, Free Workouts, Etc.
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ALWAYS SAY YES to offers for "A free week" or "A free trial period" or "A free day pass" at a fitness center, gym or club!! Those offers are a fantastic chance to shake up your workout, freshen up your exercise routine and try different pieces of cardio or weight equipment you might not have known about. Even if you have to endure a sales pitch and have no intention to join that gym, it's a small price to pay for some otherwise FREE "zing" in your fitness routine!
Last year, when my gym membership ran out and I couldn't afford to renew it, I gathered up "Try us free for a week!" offers from at least 10 local fitness centers, and literally was able to work out at all different places around town for 2 months, for nothing! It was so fun -- and totally legal!
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I found free exercise workouts on On Demand so I can do a completely different workout everyday if I want to. Plus, On Demand sorts the workouts for you - some are Biggest Loser, Walking, even 10, 20, & 30 minute workouts. You could pick one topic/trainer each week and do only the workouts in that area. For me, it is nice to be able to choose whatever I feel like. Check to see if your cable company has On Demand Free Pass and look under Exercise TV.
I decorated 4 small pieces of paper and wrote "Free Pass" on each. I use these for a few treat cheats each week. Basically, they are for my cravings throughout the week. I don't let myself feel guilty as long as I use a free pass. I keep one in my wallet and three at home.
Things I have used these for: a handful of potato chips, 3 hershey's kisses, a handful of m&m's or other small candy, a can of pop/soda, a serving of regular ranch instead of light or non-fat, a cookie or brownie, etc. I use them for small things, not like a while Big Mac or something!
I like nuts for snacks, but get bored if they're the same kind day after day. So, I would buy a few cans of different nuts, and mix them all into one container before portioning them out for snacking later. Kind of makes each snack-time a new experience!
Bonus: By doing this, you can take advantage of Buy-One, Get-One Free offers you may otherwise pass up on.
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