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Use it or Lose it - Gym Challenge

December 22nd, 2014 at 05:29 pm

I have decided to do a "Use It or Lose It" Challenge for myself and my gym membership.

I have had a membership at the same gym for somewhere around 6 years. I like my gym a lot, it is very clean, has lots of equipment, TVs on all cardio equipment, showers, tanning, etc. It is also open 24hrs/7 days a week which is a plus. My membership is $25 per month.

To say my attendence at the gym is "spotty" would be generous. I do like working out, it is also one of my only options to watch TV since I cancelled cable in June. But I don't make working out a priority (i.e. I am lazy) and with work, OT, taking care of the house on my own, and having a BF that lives an hr away, I often don't feel that I have time for the gym.

So time for a Use it or Lose it Challenge with the gym. My challenge is going to be to use the gym a minimum of 2 times per week (I know this doesn't seem like much, but I am usually out of town 4 days a week, so that only gives me 3 days to get there, I can still work out at BFs house in addition to my 2+ gym days). I am going to do this for 6 months, and am only giving myself 1 buy week, where if I don't make it twice for 1 week, I get a pass. But only 1 week for the 6 months (If I am sick or out of town on vaca or something I may make an exception, but needs to be valid). If I go twice a week every week for 6 months I will keep my gym membership. If I don't....then it's time to cancel that baby...if I can't even make it 8 days a months then it is def a waste of money.

I started my challenge last week and I went right away on Monday and Tuesday, so off to a good start! This week will be trickier with Christmas Eve and day full of family time, but I think I can go Tuesday after work and the Christmas morning before we go to do festivities.

Week 1 (12/14/14)
Day 1 - 1 hr elliptical, 100 crunches
Day 2 - 30 min treadmill (15 run/15 walk)

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