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Shifting Gears

I have been thinking for awhile that I need to figure out a good way to make working out a part of my every day life.  I had tried doing home work outs and they just were not motivating, interesting, or effective.  They did not keep me coming back, and ended up defeating the purpose.  I thought back to when I had a membership at a local gym and realized that I had been making much more progress when I was a member.  The problem had been proximity; the gym was about a 30 minute drive from where I lived.  I ended up not going because of the drive.

I went out to lunch with two friends on Friday and they mentioned going to the wellness center.  I asked how they liked it and was told that they really liked it.  There is a pool, a sauna, weights, machines.  Apparently they do great water aerobics classes as well.  So I started looking into it, and everything I saw was really impressive.  This facility is only about 15 minutes from my house too.

Of course, there was a small problem.  Money.  I looked at my budget and saw something that could be cut.  Weight Watchers.  I haven’t gone to a meeting in months, simply because I work on Saturdays adn on Thursdays, and those are when the two meetings that are “most convenient” for me happen.  Or at least they used to be most convenient!  I’ve maintained my weight for over a year without consistent meeting attendance.  So I thought that perhaps it’s time to focus on being active, because I know that it is necessary that I be more active to lose the last 35 pounds.

Long story short: I canceled my WW subscription yesterday.  I will be going over to the gym either this afternoon or tomorrow morning and joining.  I have a couple friends that work out there, one who told me yesterday that we could carpool.  I’m feeling very excited about it and can’t wait to get started.  I will continue to track points and follow the WW plan, because I know it works.  I also know I can do that without meetings.

Hopefully I will begin to see some results.  I feel incredibly motivated to really focus on this.

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2 Responses to Shifting Gears

  1. Patricia says:

    Hey, there must be something in the air obviously because I walked up and down my road this morning!

  2. Heather says:

    I think it’s great!
    I found that I needed a goal besides weight to keep me going, hence me training for a triathlon. You could totally do a couch to 5k program and get the fitness you need as well as a goal. I’m losing weight by exercising and eating right but my workouts are never boring and I have a real, tangible date of when my work will pay off.
    Just my two cents. I think you are making a great choice.

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