I'm in the midst of a difficult decision.
The 1 year contract with my gym is up. I am no longer under obligation to continue going and paying for a membership. I can tell them whenever I want to stop taking my money and go on my merry way.
Now, you would think that this would be a no-brainer. Working out and exercising is essential to losing weight. It is an essential step to meeting my goal. However, there is more to this... I've been trying to save money this year for a potential move across the country. If I ditch my membership I will save $51 per month. The drop-in fees at my gym are just unmanageable though- $15 per drop in. That isn't an option for me.
I have a number of things that I can use as an at home gym- elliptical, Wii Fit, Kettlebells, resistance bands, videos, and running outside. I'm just not sure if all that will give me the burn I need to lose the pounds. Or I may feel less motivated to workout if it is all at home exercise. But, lately I have not been feeling the gym either. I'm going about once a week at this point and really feel like I am wasting money.
But, is it wasting my money if it gets me off the couch for one or two workouts a week? That is one or 2 workouts that my body needs. Those couple of hours are helping me get to my healthy self. I suppose I could just go more often to make the $51 a month seem more worthwhile, but lately I have been lacking motivation in the exercise department.
Do any of you ladies have a gym membership? For those of you who do not, what sort of equipment do you have at home to keep you going?
How does everyone stay motivated to keep exercising when you are feeling blah?