Spend $100, Get Healthy

From Vitamin G: Let’s Say You Have an Extra $100: How Would You Spend It to Better Your Health, Happiness?

I actually just spent $100 for my health last weekend; I bought new running shoes (review to come next week) and they cost a hundred bucks. Actually, they cost me $85 because I had a 15% off coupon from the 5K I ran last month, but still – it seemed like a lot of money for something I know I’ll be replacing in about a year. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m all about investing in a good pair of shoes (and I’ve spent waaaaayyy more than a hundred on several pairs) but I used to go to the New Balance outlet and get a pair for $50 – and use it for a couple of years. But now that I’m running more, I want something that is PERFECT for me; it just so happens that the perfect pair cost a hundred bucks.

Anyway IF I had an extra $100 to spend for my health and happiness, I know exactly what I’m going to buy: a 10-class student pass at my Bikram yoga studio. The early bird rate (for the 6 am classes) is just $95 for 10 sessions. It’s been too hot lately and I find that the best time for me to practice yoga in the scorching summer heat is first thing in the morning, when the studio is a little less crowded. Next month I’m going to try to go to the morning classes a couple of times a week, so the early bird pass will be perfect. However, in reality, I don’t have an extra $100 right now, and I still have my monthly pass for July hehe. But I’m definitely planning on getting this for August!

Or, I would love to use my imaginary $100 on a massage. Or a facial. These will both contribute to my health and happiness.

What would you spend $100 on, to improve your health and happiness?


4 Responses to “Spend $100, Get Healthy”

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    MelissaNibbles posted July 20, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    I get $50 massages every other week. They make me healthy and happy…close to $100 right?

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      Bianca Garcia posted July 20, 2010 at 5:18 pm

      Nice! I’m jealous… and now I really want a massage! ;)

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    Becky posted July 21, 2010 at 9:11 am

    I would definitely go with a massage! My tight muscles need some help. I wouldn’t mind a little shopping spree at Whole Foods either :)

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    corinne posted July 21, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    Ugh, I dread buying new shoes. 85-100$ IS a lot for running sneakers when you are running constantly and replacing every year or less. What really makes me cringe is the fact that its just so necessary, running in cheap or worn out shoes is just horrendous!

    100$ for health….mmm. Well fish oil is pretty damn expensive too! But if I am treating myself it would have to be some sort of spa package or maybe a trip to a mountainous resort where I can hike/kayak/white water raft!

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