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My Big Step

Monday, June 21, 2010

So, I took a big step today. For the first time ever in my life, I became a member of a gym. I signed up at the local YMCA and proceeded to work out. Tomorrow morning I've got an appointment to do a body fat analysis and get oriented to all the equipment in the weight room.

I've never been able to bring myself to pay for a membership at a gym. First of all, I think they're overpriced. When it's the YMCA, though, I at least feel like my money's going towards a decent cause, rather than to line some rich people's pockets. Second, I don't really have the money for it. Honestly, i can't afford it. But I'm making myself afford it for the summer, at least, because I really need to get in shape and because my next reason -- no time (which really has been true, at least this past year in grad school!) no longer exists. But I figure if I actually make myself pay for it, then I'll make myself use it. I'm not one to waste money, for sure, especially when I don't have an extreme abundance of it.

Anyway, all that to say, this is a new thing for me. One that I'm not sure I'm looking forward to, but one that I know will be good for me. So... go me!
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