If there are two things that we as American’s struggle with, it’s fitness and finances. Not surprisingly, they have so much in common.
WIth fitness and just general health, we choose high calorie, fatty foods because they taste good at the moment, even though we all know they will have serious consiquences. Don’t get me wrong, I love the occasional Five Guys burger or a big slice of cake and ice cream as much as everyone else, but if we eat like that all of the time, we’re going to get out of shape.
We do the same with finances. We elect to take out debt and buy things we can’t really afford because we want them at the moment, event if we don’t really need them.
For the most part, money and fitness are pretty simple. Calories in, calories out. Dollars in, dollars out. You can eat 12,000 calories a day like Michael Phelps, but you better have an 8 hour workout to go along with that appetite. Sam with money, you can buy expensive toys and homes, but you better have the money to back it up.
It’s so easy to make poor choices in both of these areas. Lord knows I do.
Self control is sometimes painfully difficult, but it’s also the biggest determiner of success in fitness and finance.
For me, the biggest thing that has helped in both of these areas is accountability. It could be your spouse, your friend, or a family member, but have someone to help you stay accountable with your money and with your health, it’ll make you much more likely to be successful.