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Fitness: An Investment

Apr 16, 2012

As you know tomorrow is the deadline for filing your taxes. Some of you are on top of things this year and some of you will be scrambling to get all your ducks in a row and either in the mail. I bet you are wondering where I'm going with this, right? Well, if you're like me (although I hate to admit it), I put off all of my retirement contributions until tax time--right when I don't really have a choice--when I could have just put money into my IRA each month last year until it maxed out. Why didn't I, you ask? The answer is that I didn't have anything holding me accountable. I knew I had a deadline, yet I chose to wait until the last minute to scrape together everything I wanted to contribute (which, by the way, seems like a LOT more money when done in one lump sum!). This is very much equivalent to weight loss and fitness--especially at this time of year. What's coming up...SUMMER TIME. How many of you have put off trying to drop the last 5, 10, or more pounds before shorts and bathing suit season? A lot of you, I'm sure. Wouldn't it make more sense to start now instead of waiting until 2 weeks before that July 4th trip to the coast? Become invested in yourself like you would your finances. Find someone like a personal trainer or small group to hold you accountable to get the job done. Then you're not left to figure out how you're going to cram yourself into those cute shorts you bought on sale last year specifically for this year's vacation!

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