Gym membership ($) vs. Home (Free!) vs. Combo Approach??
Tuesday, July 07, 2009
After falling off the wagon hard last month, I am re-evaluating my habits and debating on whether or not to join a gym or to try to get motivated to work out at home. I have the tools I need at home to get in a good workout, it¡¦s just a matter of motivation, especially since the only time I would be able to workout at home is after I put my son to bed after 8 pm. Which I know is pretty late and usually stay pretty wired up after that. It would be better in the a.m. but as of yet I have never been able to successfully get up at 5 a.m. to workout ƒ¼
I¡¦ve gone to the gym in the past when I didn¡¦t have a child and of course it was easier then because I could just go whenever I wanted. I didn¡¦t need to schedule everything out like I do nowadays. Not that I¡¦m complaining because the scheduling actually makes life better in some respects. However, as of right now I know that I would only be able to use the gym on Sundays, Tuesday and Thursday nights, which are the days my sons father is with him. So it could be good because I would know that I HAVE to go on those days and it would be harder to make excuses not to go because I would only have those days/times.
Finally, I was thinking of a combo approach, some workouts at home, the 3 days a week at the gym (where I could do more serious weight training) and there is also a small gym at my work (but I only have 25 minutes for lunch break to workout and no shower time ƒ¼).
I would welcome any ideas or opinions from anyone on this ~ Thanks for reading!