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Thursday, November 21, 2013

I have a poll.

How long would you drive to get to a gym? Or better how far are you willing to drive?

Here is my dilemma. There are a couple gyms here. Only two have child watch. One is YMCA and there room is dingy!! I don't think they ever clean it. They had an outbreak of flu in there before anyone else I heard this year! Plus it would cost me about $39 per month I think. It is also not open 24/7

The other gym is dingy too. It is a 24/7 gym and is is about $39 too but I hear they would reduce if you sign a long term contract. They do have childcare too. I have not seen the facilities yet completely though but it wasn't too impressive from the outside.

The third gym is further away and the previous two are about a five minute drive. This third one is 13 miles away which is about a 15-20 minute drive or so. I would not have to drive busy roads to get there or anything. Mostly country roads I think. They are 24/7. No sign up fee and a one year contract is $30 per month. They have childwatch too. The facilities looked good from the pics. I think they recently updated their location.

I'm torn between two and three but I thought three might be better because it might be less crowded but I'm not too sure. I wondered if either has group fitness which could be a deciding factor.

LOL. In case you wondered, I'm going to be working after January and my reward to myself is a gym membership. I am absolutely stressed daily with Joey at home. I need the stress relief just as bad as the exercise for fitness. I just don't want to hand him over however to a place that won't take care of him even if it is just a couple hours.

Other than that, I'm practicing tracking my food. I try to be accountable for everything I eat. I guess the hardest to track would be caloric drinks or sauces. I'm really cutting back on this a good bit though. I feel like it will be best for me if I put a calorie cap on my meals. I'm gathering a list of meals that are under 500 cals for lunch and dinner. Its suprising how many different things I can have if I strategize/plan.

I opened up an instagram account. I figure I will use it for my food diary and pics. Its so easy to upload to the account. I don't have many followers but if you are interested, my acct name is jnielsen980. Alot of the personal diaries of others have inspired me.

Speaking of pics, I will share one with you today. I have not done one in a while.

Joey right after a nap and he was mad about us waking him up early. He would not go to bed at night that week. I was really to pull my hair out.

Me before I decided to cut my hair off. I was stressed out and a hair cut seemed like a welcome change.
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    I agree with the free trial. I have had a gym that was 15 miles away...but it was close to work so I was able to take a shower there (with shower shoes), and then go straight to work from there. My current gym is 5 minutes away.

    You could invest in a piece of equipment or workout DVDS and buy some weights. I personally like gyms because it gets me out of the house. Our YMCA is really nice so I'm surprised to hear that about your gym! They clean them daily and the child care area is really nice and i always see the kids having fun.
    1658 days ago
    I hope you don't mind me being honest. I'm not a fan of gyms. The college gyms/showers were where my son contacted MRSA and gave it to me and my husband. He went to a private university but MRSA is rampant everywhere. It's very contagious. I would not want my child at any gym. I tend to avoid public restrooms as much as possible too. They are filthy places. I would put my $30-$40 a month toward a piece of exercise equipment I would own.

    I always feel good after a hair trim but my son and hubby hate is and want it always longer.

    1669 days ago
    Can you get a trial membership at the two gyms you are considering? The best gym is the one you will use consistently.

    I love getting my hair cut! In fact, I'm going in about 15 minutes to get mine cut.
    1670 days ago
    Is the third gym near work so that you could go there easily before or after work? If not, I wouldn't even consider it. For me at least it is absolutely essential that the gym be as close as possible. If it's more than 5 minutes away, I will find an excuse to avoid going. Good luck with the decision.
    Your son is adorable, even when he's still sleepy! Stay strong. He'll eventually outgrow the grumpy stage.
    1670 days ago
  • MILEENA123
    It's too bad you don't have any good gym options you are excited about close by. Adding a 1/2 of travel time onto your gym time is a bummer.

    Go check out the new gym and see if you like it. If it has a great atmosphere it will be much easier to go then if you don't like it.

    Good luck!
    1670 days ago
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