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I should QUIT

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

I don't make New Years Resolutions, but if I were going to make one, it would be to quit the gym that I pay for every month and never go to. Hundreds of dollars down the drain every year and yet I can't seem to make myself walk in there and QUIT.

I have a desk job, so I do make the effort to exercise everyday, or at least I try to .. a 2 mile walk most mornings and a least a few RAE's every day (I just learned that acronym, Random Acts of Exercise.. I like it, and I do them!! lol) .. and my goal is 10000 steps/day according to my Fitbit, and I'm pretty good at meeting I'm not inactive! In fact I have an incredibly busy life and my excuse is that can seldom seem to make the time to go to the gym. But the reality is that I hate going alone!

I had good intentions when I joined 3 years ago.

Should I quit??


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
NYX_2015 2/3/2014 1:51PM

    I did it, yes... I quit... and I refuse to think about the $900 I wasted!!
Now, lets see if they actually stop withdrawing the funds off my credit card... LOL

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HEATHER1969 2/2/2014 9:00PM

    I agree with all the ones who say quit.... sooooooooo DID YOU?

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HEALTHIERKEN 1/19/2014 7:17PM

    Yep. Quit and use some of the money you save to reward yourself for keeping up with your other exercising :)

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NYX_2015 1/16/2014 12:25PM

    Good morning..
Yep... thanks for the push... I'm going to go in there and QUIT.. .LOL

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PATRICIA441 1/15/2014 4:07PM

    Yes you should definitely quit paying for something you are not using. I am sure there is much better ways to use that money, You are doing well with the exercise you are doing and it is all free!

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MOTTAMAMALOU 1/15/2014 3:47PM

    Personally, I would quit. Take the extra money and put it in a savings account for a "rainy day."

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JESSICA_STULTZ 1/15/2014 3:16PM

    If you don't use it at all, I would quit. Some people do better at the gym, others do better at home. I am more of a home person when it comes to exercise. There are so many things you can find for home exercises online or you can make up your own. Either way, you can lose weight without the gym. My biggest issue with the gym is I always feel like someone is judging me and I don't feel like I know enough about which routines and things I should do to help me lose weight. I don't want to do things thinking they are helping when they are not.

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NWESCH24 1/15/2014 3:03PM

    That's a question no one can really answer for you, it's your decision. The best I can say is, if it were me and I was paying hundreds and not going I would quit. I'm not in a position financially to waste money (unemployed :( ).

You are getting your walking in and your RAE (I love that btw!). I am not in proper shape to even attempt a gym workout, so I'm starting with walking, I do 3 miles (15 minutes each) with my walk at home dvd. Normally I get up, shower, come downstairs, and that's it until I go back up to bed. Now, even if I don't have to, I go upstairs 4 or 5 times a day. I know, not much, but it's 5 flights more than 1 and I count it as exercise even if there is no way to log it.

I would weigh the benefits of having a membership you don't use against having the money to spend on something else (maybe some at home exercise equipment, like weights or a video).

Keep us posted on your decision!

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CANDLES-73 1/15/2014 3:00PM

    OMG - I literally JUST had this conversation with my hubby! I have been paying for a membership that I haven't used in 2 years. WHY?!? I keep saying I need to make time to go back, but I haven't and I just keep paying... We're in the same boat!

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