So I don't have gym membership. I'm not going to get a gym membership. At least not right now. I'm not against getting one. I have had a gym membership in the past. We live really close to our local community center, which has a new facility. I could get one, but I am not. Here's why:
1. I don't want to.
2. I don't want to spend the money. (I haven't mentioned that I am a total cheapskate. My family has been working a plan to pay off all of our debt. The gym membership isn't in the plan right now.)
3. There are fitness things I can do right now that would work for me--that I would do. My list: walking videos, exercise videos from the library, borrowed videos from a friend, lifting hand weights (have the weights, will use books from library), using my step while watching TV (I'm getting a hold of the first two seasons of Lost--never watched the series. This is going to be my activity while stepping).
4. I'm going to do the #3 activities for a while--get me started. It's winter up in the great White North, but once it thaws, I'm going to move it outside--that will be a nice change of pace.
5. This will give me time to save up and work the gym membership into my budget. Maybe by next fall or winter, I might change my mind. Maybe the gym next year will be a good way to change things up.
Works for me, the sensible me that I am. So am I a sissy? Are you saying to yourself -- "If you were really committed, you would suck it up and go to the gym. You would spend the money and make the commitment."
I don't think so. I'm not going to the gym. So it's Project E Word at home for now. (If you haven't figured it out that's my code phrase for exercise right now--I just hate that word).