Wednesday, January 27, 2010

My decision to go with the gym

I joined the gym towards the end of last year and I've been loving it! I workout on my own at home but it's very sporadic (aside from yoga) especially in the winter. In the summer, I run outside but I become a hermit during the winter.

I have weights & a treadmill at home but they don't get the love they should be getting. So I decided that if joining a gym meant I would be healthy and fit then it was well worth it. I think the best decision you can make when it comes to the working out at home vs. gym dilemma is going with the option you will actually stick with and enjoy. If you want to loose pounds or get fit and be that way for the rest of your life, it really needs to be a lifestyle change and not a temporary diet or fix that you do for a bit and move on. Unless you're Hiedi Montag and can afford/want to get 10 plastic surgeries in one day.

I constantly kept going back and forth on whether I should join the gym or not. In the end I went with the gym and now I am sure I made the absolute right decision! I like the gym because of the variety of equipment and the classes I have access to. At home, I was getting tired of the same ol', same ol' and would dread going to the basement for another run. At the gym it's easy to do something different every workout especially with the classes offered. Also there is something about working out with a room full of people all engrossed in their fitness. It just pumps me up even more. I just tell myself hey if that person can do it, so can I!


So Very Fabulous said...

Good luck with the gym! I'm a member of one but I haven't been in ages. I really need to get back to it. I guess it's people like me that gyms make tons of money from!