I finally did it again. I swore I’ll never sign up for it again. Not because I don’t need it, but because I know that I’m just a lazy bum who won’t commit myself to it. Well, I’m talking about gym membership here. I signed up for a gym membership last week and as predicted, haven’t worked out since. I did have a good excuse for a few days since I got sick and didn’t even go to work. But now that I’m feeling better and reading all the hard working PF bloggers who also work out a lot, I’m feeling pressured. I’m mostly talking about Anna from Are You Gonna Eat That? She’s a running enthusiast and has a hardcore monthly fitness goal that I’m just amazed how she reaches every month.
Before I go on and on about my guilt and regret, let’s talk about the cost since this blog is about my personal finance afterall. My younger brother’s company sponsors their employees and their families for gym memberships at Xsport.
– No registration fee or cancelation fee
– Reduced monthly due of $35.00 person
– All their classes, swimming pool, sauna, 24 hour facility usage included
This doesn’t sound too bad if you take advantage of all that’s available. I sound like I already gave up, but that’s not my intention. I am just worried since I have a previous track record of wasting 3 years with Bally’s. I went to work out less than 10 times during the 3 years they wouldn’t cancel my contract. That was just pitiful. I need to really work out for my health. I’m aching everywhere all the time and I’m so out of shape that I run out of breath for going up one floor by taking the stairs.
I am petite, so when I talk about working out, even though I never actually do, people always give me a hard time about how I don’t need to lose weight and that I’m just talking crazy. I never said I wanted to lose weight and exercising is not only for losing weight, it’s for general health as well. Skinny doesn’t mean healthy, but people assume that and they yell at me for saying anything about food or exercise, which I think is descrimination. Forgive me if I sound a little too upset, but I have not been able to say anything regarding this since people have been sushing me all the time.
I went off topic a little bit, but getting back on track. Since I’m over thirty and already signed up and paid for my first month gym membership, I need to forget my lazy past and form a better habit and behavior like I’ve been doing with my financial life. I have to do the same thing with my physical health as well. Hopefully, I won’t be writing about how I cancelled my membership and it was a total waste. I’m looking forward to writing about how I’m starting to like this exercising thing that people have been talking about and how I feel different for the better.
Do you guys have any tip for me as a work out beginner? What do you guys do to stay healthy that’s also budget friendly?