So a bit of context: I am 20 years old and my fiance is 21. We both are living at home with our parents until we get married, and I am only working a part-time job for the time being. I don't make too much and need money for my pets and train/bus commutes, so what is left over needs to be saved for honeymoon and wedding funds--which isn't until Autumn of 2018!
When my parents got married (just a couple years younger than myself), they were slim and fit and in great shape! But then my mom started cooking a lot and the weight quickly crept onto them. Nowadays, they gave up on physical fitness, and try to eat healthy sometimes, but there is always a stock of ice cream and other junk food in the house, and a very limited selection of fruits and veggies. So that plays into some of my worries for now and when my fiance and I get married...
Currently, I am 5' 6.5" and 145lbs. By appearance, people say I am very thin and think I am a fit person. But truthfully, I do have quite a bit of excess fat, especially in my thighs and stomach, and I have never felt so far from being healthy and fit. I've seen myself gain weight and fat in just the past 6 months since I quit my last job for a new one. I was working full-time, walked to and from work (about a 25min walk each way), and stood the entire 8hrs with lots of walking around and some light physical labor, aside form my breaks, of course. My new job is very restricting in terms of physical activity. I am only part-time and sit for the few hours I work, and I mostly get rides to and from work, due to early morning or late night shifts.
So with all that context... I have a few concerns on getting--and staying--fit before the big day!
With a limited budget, I am trying to find foods and recipes that are not only healthy, but easy on the wallet. Not only for now, working part-time and living at a mostly unhealthy home, but advice how to keep being healthy on a low budget when married. Also, I found some great fitness bloggers/vloggers and cardio dance workouts on Youtube that I absolutely LOVE! But I have an issue with motivation and finding time in my super busy schedule! I am usually gone first thing in the morning, and not back until late in the evening, with some exceptions on certain days. I'll have a day or two where I finally have this revelation and believe that I will start my fitness journey from that day forward, but the next day something comes up and it throws me off so I go back into my old routines. Also, there's the fact that I procrastinate and prefer to be lazy and relax with my free-time rather than doing more work...
I would love to hear what you guys did at my age (and any age), or are doing now to fight laziness and busy schedules and low budgets, and chose to be healthy and fit!