Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Today I cancelled my gym membership. I've been thinking about it for quite a while now. I did it for a couple of reasons, but mainly because I just didn't want to spend the money on it anymore. I don't use it, anyway. But that's irrelevant. Even if I DID use it every single day, I still didn't want to spend the money on it anymore. It was $83 a month for me, my husband and our daughter. That is $996 per year. I don't know about you, but I could do a lot with a thousand bucks. So that's one less bill we have to worry about paying, and just a little less stress on my shoulders. Maybe I will pocket the $83 each month and save it up for the new wardroabe I will need.
Of course, before I cancelled the membership, I thought about ways I could exercise without going to the gym. I've decided to get exercise videos through my current Netflix subscription. I've also talked to my sister-in-law and she is going to let me borrow from the mountain of exercise videos she has. I'm also going to look for videos on YouTube (I can access the free YouTube app through our two XBox systems). When the weather is nice, I can go for walks outside, go hiking, and I plan to start looking for a bicycle.
I'm feeling good about this decision, and I'm ready to start getting myself back on track.
Sidenote: I'm still working on my to-do list of goals for this year. My goals for January are to lose 5 pounds and get my laundry/pantry room cleaned and organized. I also have to buckle down and finish my observation notes for my classroom. So those are my goals for January. I can do this!