Pay now, save later

by Khushboo on November 8, 2010

I love this sign in my gym: “You have a private wealth manager to manage your wealth, why not have a personal trainer to manage your health?”

As I’ve admitted in the past, my idea of weight training is quite pathetic.  As it bores me to no end, I tend to call it a day after lifting dumbbells for all of 7 minutes.  To actually get my butt in gear, I finally paid for 12 personal training sessions.  I won’t lie though: I had to ‘weigh out’ the pros and cons of doing so before making a commitment.  In other words, would it be worth paying an additional fee on top of my gym membership? The answer was yes, as I’d be investing in my health.

How is it that we tend to have no problem splurging on handbags, meals/nights out, etc yet we are inclined to question the cost of health? Yes, organic produce costs most than regular. Yes, soya milk is pricier than cow’s milk. Yes, paying £2 + for a shot of wheatgrass is highway robbery.  But can you really put a price on health?

Whatever extra you pay now, the long-term benefits will surely make it all worth it.  Nutrition is hands-down one of the biggest contributing factors of good health.  I’m not saying to get completely roped in and pay top dollar for everything deemed ‘healthy’.  But instead, think twice when you abstain from a product merely because it appears expensive on face value.  Truth be told, I still can’t get myself to pay double the price for a bag of organic carrots.  Yet when it comes to peanut butter, I have no problem splashing out $11+ on a jar of the natural variety as it contains no hydrogenated oils.  

Eat right, even if that means paying an extra buck or 2, and consider it a potential saving in the future. After all,  It’s no secret that doctors’ bills are slightly on the expensive side (understatement of the year ;)). Despite your karmic beliefs, you only have one body in this life: treat it right.

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NikitaKirpalani November 13, 2010 at 11:31 am

The personal trainers at that gym are amazing.. you are going to love it!

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Khushboo Thadani November 13, 2010 at 1:56 pm

Yeah in living it already. I woke up with a soreness I haven’t experienced in a loong time- good sign methinks x

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