There are so many ways to blow through a tax return! But before you do that and wonder where the money went, consider these 5 ideas of how to spend that long awaited pay-out so that you can feel as though you gained more out of it than what you actually spent.
A new pair of envy worthy workout shoes can trigger an out-of-the-blue sensation of suddenly wanting to run and jump. Maybe it’s because most people place workout shoes as low on the priority list, much like working out itself, and deal with old shoes for way too long. But, put your feet in some well fitting, “right for your feet” kicks with proper support and cushioning, and something kind of magical happens. Fitness becomes a desire. Then you find yourself wanting to go walking with friends, or taking a jog, or just showing up to the gym to show that you are, after all, in the fitness game!
The feeling and the benefit new shoes gives you (which you can wear daily for months before you get tired of them) far outweigh the feeling and benefit you get from a new workout outfit (which you wear maybe once a week before you eventually get self conscious of wearing the same outfit all the time), and both often cost almost the same.
Give your shoe buying experience as much attention as, say, buying a new car, and go to Road Runner Sports. We love this site because you can compare prices, and their Shoe Finder helps determine your best fit. It recommends options to choose from according to your walking/running style, and cushion needs. No more guessing on shoes then getting blisters, so your feet and YOU can feel good about your purchase!
Life itself can often get in the way of eating healthy. If at least once a week you find yourself getting greasy, sodium laden take-out, or settling for a meal out of whatever you can find and throw together out of the fridge (which usually ends up making you feel terribly unfulfilled and lousy afterward), something like Blue Apron may be the best investment on yourself yet!
There are a handful of new meal delivery subscriptions cropping up, and for good reason. When you factor in time spent on meal planning and going to the grocery store, it pretty much justifies the extra couple of dollars you pay for your meal subscription. It takes the hassle and pressure out of making meals, and puts healthy into your weeknight dinners. There’s just something comforting about making your own food at home, but beyond that, these meal kits offer the opportunity to learn new ways of preparing dishes, step out of your routine cooking habits, and use new ingredients that you haven’t tried before. It’s also something to look forward to each week when it delivers to you! Looking forward to something is always a good thing.
You can choose the frequency based on how much you want to spend and how many meals you want to not think about. You can even choose what types of foods you like, and which to omit all together. Healthy options customized to suit your fancy. What’s not to love about that?
Not many people know about LipoBelt yet, but it’s probably one of those best-kept secrets that will not stay a secret for long. It’s a personal Cryotherapy device designed to spot target stubborn areas on your body. So, think muffin tops, back fat, bra bulge. You get the picture, right?
It also partners well with those who actually do workout, but could use the help to amp up the results you’re looking for. Used as a workout recovery tool, you can get a better return on all that sweat equity you put into your workouts. Fitness experts say that your recovery is just as important as your workouts. LipoBelt can also give you targeting power when you are already on a good diet, because we all know that you can’t decide which part of your body your diet should remove fat from.
LipoBelt works by delivering a specific temperature of cold right to your “trouble” areas, chilling it for an hour. Studies show that a very specific temperature can make fat can go away naturally. However, because it is a natural process, results don’t come overnight. But we like that, because anything that says it can make your body fat go away overnight is never a reliable thing. The science is pretty legit, and it’s sold mostly in med spas and wellness centers. If you’re one of those who are ready to try a different way to contour out those stubborn parts of yourself that a new pair of workout shoes or a meal service may not make go away, click here to learn more and get yourself a coupon code.
Summer is around the corner, and that winter coif could use a new do! What better way to get a new lease on life than an amazing color and cut from that stylist you’ve been following on Instagram, especially when your Pinterest account is pinned to the brim with styles and colors you’ve been secretly crushing on.
We say, Go For It! Pay for that hair makeover and love yourself silly afterward. Guys, you are not exempt from this encouragement. There’s a growing trend of men’s only, modern barber shops where you feel like a better man walking out than when you walked in. You deserve a luxurious facial and shave, and a trim that gives you a hip, new edge that brings the sexy out of you. And, let them show you some new hair product that might just elevate your new look and help you keep it going at home. We can’t stress enough that the right product is the key to a maintaining a good hairstyle – right ladies?!? The longer you keep that new look, the longer you will feel good about yourself, and the more it may overlap to other parts of your life. See a healthy trend there?
Not everyone can afford to get away when your body and mind really need it. But, if your tax return is impressive enough, why not spring for that much needed time off, and really rejuvenate with a vacation retreat where you don’t have to think about the “damage” you have to undo when you get home.
There are so many wellness destinations, packages, and retreats to choose from, with something for everyone’s taste, adventure scale, and budget. Shape magazine did a great article highlighting The Best Vacation Spots to Get Fit. And wouldn’t you know it…you can find your inner zen with yoga out on open pasture, breathing in crisp pristine air, against the backdrop of majestic mountains and Montana’s never ending sky… on a horse! It’s called Cowgirl Yoga retreat, and like many others that offer unique experiences, it stretches your splurge beyond the numeric value of what you spend. Now, that’s the kind of trip that will leave a lasting imprint on your spirit, your mind, and your Facebook friends. You’ll come home renewed, revitalized, and filled with lots to talk about for a long time to come.
Tip: find a destination where you are truly unplugged to give your work a validated reason why you can’t be reached while away. You’re welcome.
So there you have it! As you ponder which is right for you, remember this:
The goal is to relish on feeling good about what you spent your tax return dollars on long after the impulse buy *high* leaves you, and maybe even kick off a lasting healthy trend.
*Note: The LipoBelt is not intended to treat any medical condition or cure any diseases. It is not intended as a weight loss device, or to be used for purposes other than its indicated use, or as instructed by your physician or esthetician, or as required by your training program. Consult your physician for uses not indicated.
** Results vary: Results shown are without other body treatments. Average waist circumference change over four weeks in a test group of men and women was 1.38", and an average thigh circumference change of 0.77" in women only. Adding a healthy diet and exercise helps improve and maintain your results. An increase in sugar/carbohydrate consumption may potentially cause excess fat storage, and enlarge contoured areas and/or for cellulite to redevelop. LipoBelt is only effective on areas where it has been applied as directed. Results should not be expected on areas where LipoBelt has not been used. For fat loss on other body areas and/or to lose weight, diet and exercise is needed. Before starting any new diet or exercise program, it is advised that you consult your physician.