My Thoughts on Exercise

I was reading through Face and Fitness’s past the other day and I just loved the thoughts behind this post about Kennedi’s “Lazy” Weight Loss Plan. I’d never thought of exercise like that before.

I’ve always been a pretty active person. I’ve played sports since I was about 5 years old and I was usually enrolled in at least one sport/season all year round until I graduated high school. Then I went to college and got lazy. I also didn’t stop eating like I was burning a ton of calories playing sports, so I quickly gained my freshman 15 (and then some) and became unhappy with my body.

This isn’t to say I’m totally depressed about my body or anything like that, but I’d certainly like to get back in to better shape and make sure I remain healthy for a long time. But?I’m not one who’s generally motivated to go to a gym to workout (until I joined my current Crossfit box, but that story’s for another day).

So in college I would force myself to go to the gym directly after work BEFORE going home so I didn’t find an excuse not to go. I went to a good college and we had a nice gym that was free for students, but it wasn’t super fancy with personal TVs hooked to the machines. They did have a few TVs, but you had to watch what everyone else was watching and to this day I’m not really sure who got to decide what it was set to. So the thought of having a personalized TV to watch on each machine is a foreign concept to me.

Now, the most exciting part of this idea is that I’m planning on canceling my TV subscription this month because I want to put that money toward my financial goals instead of paying almost $65/month to watch only 1-2 TV episodes a week.

My current Crossfit membership allows me to attend 3 sessions/week for a total of 12 sessions/month for $80. Yes, I know it’s expensive but it’s worth it to me. One of my co-workers does Crossfit with me and she also pays $20/month to another gym in town. I think she only does this during the winter so she can use their treadmills and/or ellipticals because of the crappy weather outside. Maybe I should find out about the TV situation at that gym so I can get more exercise on my days “off” from Crossfit, get to watch my fave TV shows (possibly), and still save $45 by canceling my personal TV subscription at home.

What do you think? Should I look into getting a membership to that cheap gym to get more exercise, get to watch my TV shows, and still shave some money off my monthly budget?

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