Setting up a training program

Thursday, January 17, 2013

I've been wanting to join a gym since I moved 6 months ago. I think with a gym, I'd get to where I want to be fittness-wise, but the cost is so high. The gym that has what I want is $42/month, and while that's a lot less than the going rate for most gyms in the area, and way less than the uber-trendy cross-fit, it's still more than my budget wants. $20-$30 would be so much more pleasant.

I have a physical enough job to tire me out and make me sore, but it's not physical enough to be aerobic or muscle building. I also ride my bike to work, and while that takes out 2 hours of my day, over half of it is sitting at traffic lights, so it also isn't very much of a work out. I'm debating if I can call it a work out at all. I can pump real hard on a hill on the way home, but usually I'm tired and grumpy and so I just lumber on through it. But even that lasts about 4 minutes.

If I could find a super-efficient 30-minute toning workout to do 3 times a week, that would be perfect (sort of my incentive to log on to Sparkpeople), but the problem is motivation. I mean, who wants to do that? I doubt my ability to do it more than once or twice on my own. Now, I LOOOOOOVVVVE Zumba, so if I go to a Zumba class that's at a gym, I will already be there and I can tone for 30 minutes and this tends to work out marvelously. And, if I'm too lazy to tone, at least I got a killer aerobic workout and had a ton of fun. But, that takes 1.5 hours and is expensive. Are these just excuses, or real-live limitations that mean I should find something else?

I have to have exercise in my life, though. I just feel so much better.

But...I have also decided I have to take classes if it kills me. I have been wanting to take classes on web page design for 15 years. 15 YEARS!!!! And all I've done is think about it. I think that makes me the best procrastinator ever. But seriously, I need to do this if it kills me. These are even more expensive, and will take even more time. In fact the expense will probably put me into debt but I don't care, this has gone on way too long. I drag all day at work and put in half-assed efforts because my head is just in another place. Maybe I'll never design web pages, maybe I'll never have a creative job, but I have to do something about the constant wondering and wishing. It's seriously getting in the way of life.
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    Hey I didn't even see your guys' comment until just now! Spark people needs to notify me of them like fb does! Thanks for the support, guys! :)
    1862 days ago
    Yea, I have a little gym set up cause I can't afford another option. I'm currently working out a new program since I have stuff I have to work around.

    Dragon is right - it will pay for itself for you and I wish you terrific success and luck!!!
    1862 days ago
    Take the class. It will pay for itself in the long run.

    As for the workout. I know that i won't drive to a gym unless I have a buddy and they aren't crowded when I am there. This makes it a waste of time for me to worry about a gym unless I know that it's within walking distance and/or I have somebody that will make it part of their schedule too. I have a rower fand a hula hoop instead. =)
    1862 days ago
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