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One week left to decide on Gym

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Well my month of "trail" membership at the gym is only one week away. Now it is getting to be the time when I have to decide whether or not I want to continue. Frankly, I am having a hard time convincing myself that spending the time and money will be worth it.
The past three weeks I have been faithful of going to the gym, either with buddy or by myself. I have gone from the 30-45 minutes of just cardio to 60-90 minutes of cardio and strength training. Thought I was doing pretty good but where has it got me? I feel like I am in the same spot as I was before I started. I do not feel any different and the scale has gone up and not down- so why bother?
It has been mentally stressful. My workout buddy and I would plan when we were going to workout the following day- only to have her call or back out so I would go by myself. was not a big fan of walking into a dark gym and being in there all alone- but I did it.
I seem to be spending more time away from family only to come home and they would all be gone so I am back to "emotional eating" by myself in the evenings.
So the question I ask myself- Is the gym worth it for me? or can I get to the point of working out to videos at home in the evenings. This would save me money, keep me home, and hopefully fill my time so I am not munching when I am home alone?
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    I think you need to get out even if it is just 60-90 minutes at the gym. The boys will be there on days you don't go. Plus there is no guarantee they will stay home or even be home just because you don't go to the gym.

    Well, I guess looking at the date you already made the decision. What was it?
    2044 days ago
    I belonged to a gym like that once...honestly it could have been the set for a horror movie!! lol

    I know it takes some self discipline to do the online videos, especially after a long day. But that may be a good option for you. It is what I do when the weather is bad. As I have said before, I can't afford a gym membership at the moment. So videos it is. There are so many to choose from.

    On the weight note...muscle weighs more than fat. So my guess is youhave added muscle. Have you measured lately? Bet you have lost inches!

    The important thing is to keep moving, no matter what route you choose!! Do what is right for YOU emoticon

    Because you my friend are worth it emoticon
    2053 days ago
    Nel I'm so sorry this has not worked out for you.. you discribe this gym as being dark? Have you looked around in your area and checked out different gyms? My last gym I hated going because it was "nasty".. just not very appealing to be there. The classes boring. Having said that , maybe this is just not the right time for you. Maybe working out at home is better for you. You can have complete control of your time and what and how much you work out. You can always try the gym experience later, and continue trying "different gyms" but if you do not feel good about this don't spend your money. If you don't feel good about it.. and don't really like it there. You will not want to go. I've been there done that. Do what will work for you.. Have a plan and go for it. YOu can do this , look at how far you have come. emoticon
    2054 days ago
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