Cheap Ways to Feel Like an Olympic Athlete

Posted on 02/01/2010

If you’ve always harbored a dream to earn a gold medal at the Olympics the approaching games in Vancouver probably have you thinking about what it would be like to represent your country in your favorite sport. You may not be strapping on skis or skates to compete in the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, but you can still feel like a star athlete with these tips.

Set a Goal and Make a Plan - All athletes know what they’re working towards. And you should to. Set your goal and create a step-by-step plan to achieve it. Your goal may not be perfecting the triple axel, but that’s OK. Use free resources like the ones at that help you create a customized workout plan that will help you meet your goals.

Eat Like an Olympian - To be an Olympian you’ve got to eat like a pro. Self Magazine says it’s important to consider portions, eat locally grown food, and add spices to make boring food (like chicken breasts) taste better.

Get New Gear - Get yourself some new workout clothes. Olympians count on great gear for top performance and so should you. Check out the new markdowns at, where the savings is up to 75% off regular prices. Plus, orders over $60 ship free.

Never Stop Seeking - Olympic athletes have off days, but that doesn’t mean they give up. Don’t stop pursuing your goal. Let go of bad days and small failures. Take a cue from Olympians and use your losses to pinpoint areas that need improvement and never stop seeking success.

Drink Lots of Water - Athletes know that staying hydrated is extremely important if you want to keep your body at top performance levels. Don’t waste money on designer bottled water. Fill up your own washable bottle and take it wherever you go.

Wear a Gold Medal - It may seem silly, but wearing a gold medal will definitely help you feel like you’re a champion. Pick up your own first place medal for $1.50 at They’ve also got silver and bronze versions, but why not go for the gold?

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