Once you are financially fit, you will have the ability to say “Yes” more often to so many of the things that you have had to deny yourself in your efforts to become financially healthy. A word of caution: newly, financially healthy people can slip back into old ways and lose that fitness in much the same way that people who lose weight after a rigorous diet gain it back.
Financial fitness is a life-long endeavor. It will always require commitment and discipline. Just as maintaining an ideal physical weight is so much less than the effort of first having to lose it, so too is maintaining your financial fitness. You no longer need to pay off debt. You’re debt free! Revel in it!