Hi guys,  Kris from Custom Fitness here, your Amarillo personal trainer. Today we’re going to be talking about budgeting today for your health tomorrow. This is going to be the first part in a two part series, so be on the lookout for part two coming soon. And if you have any questions about today’s blog, then please give us a call at (806)-322-3188

You might be wondering why we are talking today about budgeting when I am a personal trainer in Amarillo. My primary focus is making people healthy and fit, but truthfully the topic of budgeting fits into our lives in so many ways. At Custom Fitness, we are more than a personal training studio. In fact we are really more of a health and wellness studio. And your health is so important to us that we want to make sure that you get much, much more than just another workout and feel that in all areas of your life.

So, onto our topic of the day: budgeting!

So a long time ago, I was saver but not a budgeter. I just never felt like putting one together, or would abide by the ones that I did manage to put together. So then one day back in college, I had the eye opening experience of waking up one morning and not being able to afford my own groceries. So it was then, with a few other bumps in the road, that I began to realize that whatever I brought in really had to be accounted for. I had to start making smarter decisions on where my money was going to be spent, and I had to do that out of discipline rather than emotion.

This all sounds kind of similar to exercise right? Often so many things in life are this way, but we don’t see the seriousness of the situation until it’s too late.

So often when I meet with clients and we start our journey together, I start the discussion with nutrition. And we talk about what they are currently buying, how much they are spending, what that typically gets them. And my dear CPA friends would be shocked to hear that about 1 out of 20 clients claim to have any sort of budget (I say “maybe” lightly). They really spend whatever they need to, whatever they want to, and sometimes in life that system can work well but more often than not it just causes misery.

Budgeting doesn’t have to be complicated, but in the long run it not only solves your money issues but it also allows you to retire and to save your health.

So i’m not going to teach you how to budget today, but let me try and explain what it is that we are talking about here.

According to the CDC, over a hundred-million americans are either considered diabetic or have diabetes. That is almost a third of the population! This number combines both type one and type two diabetics. And for those of you that don’t know; type 1 diabetes is also known as juvenile diabetes and it is insulin dependent. This type of diabetes currently is not curable. The other two types, which are typically onset later in life, come about usually due to poor lifestyle choices such as the foods you’re eating and the lack of exercise. And with pre diabetics, those are people that aren’t quite to the diabetic state yet, but their glucose numbers and their A1C number put them on the border between healthy and diabetic. Now, that’s not to say that there aren’t any other factors in this, but lifestyle is a huge part of this.

Now, with these people with type 2 diabetes the average age of diagnosis is between 40-45 years old. And given that the average expectancy of U.S. adult’s lifespan is 78 years old, that person can expect to live with that condition for the next 33-38 years. It’s estimated that over that time, that person with diabetes will spend over $300,000 on a physician appointments, testing, glucose meters, test strips, and more. Three hundred thousand dollars! I don’t know about you, but I don’t have that kind of money lying around.

So sure, you could hope that insurance is going to cover some of it, possibly medicare, but the truth is that you are still going to be stuck with the bill for the majority of it. You are ultimately going to have to take care of your health.

Well, on that note we are going to end part one here. I know, you aren’t exactly feeling all that great about life at the moment. And I’m going to be a bit of a downer in part two as well. But, we are going to get to the bright side in part two! In part two we are going to be talking about how to turn things around or all together avoid this future.

I hope that this shed some light onto this health crisis that we are going through at the moment. Everyone either has been, or knows someone who has been personally affected by diabetes. It’s a scary thing, honestly. So hopefully you are taking the steps to ensure that your health is priority, starting with reading this blog!

So, if can’t wait for part two, or you want to know more about Custom Fitness and what we do here, then please give us a call. If you’re wanting the accountability and help with creating an action plan to see results, or are wanting to someone to help create a workout plan to push you to your greatest potential, then that’s what we’re here for. Our trainers are here to look out for you and make sure that you are meeting your goals in a safe way.

At Custom Fitness, we customize a plan for you. We sit down with you and find out what your needs are and then build a health and fitness plan around that. We have an entire team of dedicated professionals to help you with your health and fitness goals. To get your consultation set up, give us a call at 806-322-3188 or email us at info@customfitness.biz At Custom Fitness, we are YOUR personal trainers in Amarillo, Texas. Have a great day.