It’s that time of the year! Pumpkin Spice Lattes and the holidays are right around the corner.
This is also the time of the year spent investing in friends, family, and local businesses. However, we usually forget about one of the most important investments, which is ourselves.
The average Pumpkin Spice Latte cost $5. If you get a coffee every day that comes to $150/month. We often trade money and health for convenience and accessibility, but what if you used this money to invest in your fitness?
Ask yourself the following question:
Let’s say we were feeling generous and had some money to give away to you, but you have to choose between two options:
1. We’ll give you 1 million dollars today.
2. We’ll give you a penny today then double the amount every day for the next 30 days.
Which would you choose?
Most people reading this will surely take option #1, but let’s do the math. Surely option #2 was the better choice yielding a return that is more then 5x’s greater than option #1.
This mentality is how most people approach fitness. Either they’re not investing in themselves at all, or they’re focused on the shot-gun approach. This in finance is the benefit of what’s called “compounding interest.”
At Training For Warriors Connecticut, we call it “Compounding Fitness.”
1. The sooner you start investing in yourself the better. Don’t wait until you are too old, it will only get harder to start.
2. Make regular investments. Investing in your body is all about consistency, building long sustaining habits, and staying disciplined.
3. Be patient. Compounding fitness or investing in yourself only works if you allow time to let your body get results. If you work at it day after day, these will turn into weeks, then months, then years of effort. You’ll be able to eventually skip days, have cheat meals, etc. all because of the investing you were consistent with.