I just quit the gym. Yep, you read that right. I just called them up and told them that I wanted to cancel my membership. No, there was nothing they could have done differently. I actually love my gym. I love the convenience. I love all of the locations. I love the people who work there. I love the free babysitting. I loved the price.
Why did I quit if I loved everything about it?
I haven't gone in over a month. Between the horrible, freezing, snowy weather and the sickness that kept getting passed around, I could never get to the gym. I normally go during the day so the kids can go to in to the babysitting and it doesn't mess around with our nighttime routine. Because of everything, I just haven't been able to get there and, in the meantime, I have really focused on doing workouts at home.
I have tried workout videos before and never stuck with it but I can tell you that after 23 days of the Shred, I can see results. I know that I am getting a great workout, I can do it when the kids are napping, and I don't have to load them up and drive anywhere. I actually look forward to doing the workout everyday and I have already bought a new video, Shred with Weights, to start after these 30 days are over. I think I'm going to do that for a bit and then move on to either Insanity or P90X.
Other than working out with a trainer, and I don't have an extra $1200 laying around right now, I really wasn't getting anything out of going to the gym. Yes, I ran a few miles but I wasn't pushing myself. When I felt like being done, I was done.
I am also looking forward to running outside which would have taken even more time away from the gym. So, for now, I have stopped by membership and put an extra $25 a month back into my account. I will miss the random Saturday morning yoga classes but I figure I can always just pay cash for those if I want to go. Other than that, I'm happy to see results at home and save some moolah!