Last week I decided I was going to try Kosama. But after watching an episode of Suze Orman Saturday night, it hit home that I need to think about what I am spending money on, and where it's best to get more bang for my buck.
I rejoined the YMCA this morning. It's half the price of Kosama; basically around $10.50 a week for me to hit the Y every week, take whatever classes I fancy, use the pool, play racquetball, or use the equipment. The only problem I foresee is me being lazy and not being motivated enough to hit the gym.
I'm attempting to turn over a new leaf, however. My friend C-Joy has been faithfully working out the past few months to help with her fibromyalgia, and she's made me step back and realize that if she can work through the fatigue and pain, surely I can do it. I'm lucky to be fairly healthy, though a tad overweight. That will be remedied if I just get off my ass and work out! I have no excuse. None at all. Shame on me.
So I'm back at the Y after a month of dithering, exploring options, and being decidedly undecided. The clincher was thinking about wanting to run on the treadmill in the cold winter months. I couldn't do that if I didn't have the Y. After mostly a year of not running much at all, I'm going to work on that this winter--nothing major, just short little runs on the treadmill. It's all about losing some fat and putting on some muscle and building my legs up again so I'm ready for a few 5Ks this Spring. But! More importantly, trying a few new things. I've got the class schedule in my bag and I'm going to try a few new things--and revisit my nemesis, the cycling class.
It feels good to make the commitment. Quite frankly, I've felt a little lost this past month with no "gym" anchor. My mental game feels much better now.