Time to get serious

Okay, I am really waffling about joining the YMCA. The main reason to join is the pool, which I will need by April to start training for the triathlon.

I don’t necessarily like the expense and the gas useage, and other than the pool I don’t particularly need the Y, as I have some free weights, a bowflex, my bike (in summer) and DVDs at home to work out with.

However, I know that joining the Y would probably give me that little extra push to get down to goal. I don’t know.

I have to decide how badly I want to get to 135, right?

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8 thoughts on “Time to get serious

  1. Jessica @ Pudget: Losing Weight On A Budget

    Lori, Thanks for the message. I am definitely going to order the protien powder and oat fiber because I can’t wait to try those muffins.
    I also think the Y would be great for you. And 135 sounds really great! I hope I can get close to that weight someday.

  2. choosinglosing

    You might want to stop and think first: if you are having such a hard time deciding how true is your commitment to the gym? How likely are you going to use it?

    I know people who get membership with a passion and fire and guns a blazing and still wear out and don’t go. Before you make the commitment… I would just stop and assess first.

  3. tryingforatri

    If the selling point for you is the pool, you should look into what places in your area have pools you can access. I know where I am, there are a few hotels that actually sell memberships to their pools, and then there’s the university campuses.

    But then, you could go to the Y and fall in love with all the fancy equipment and classes too πŸ™‚

  4. ChristinaJane

    I had a Saratoga Y membership a few years ago and just found it to be expensive compared to the other available gyms, but I also wasn’t interested in the pool. If that’s the only way you’re going to be able to get the swim training in, it sounds like a no-brainer. Sign on the line!

  5. LTer4ever

    I had a similar talk with myself recently. How badly do I want to lose another 5 pounds? Perhaps I just need to focus on maintaining my goal weight for now and then re-evaluate. However, sometimes going out on a limb really does push us to do more and not get too comfortable.

  6. Pubsgal

    I recently went through the “should I join the gym?” decision myself. (And this was for a gym *right next door to work*. No pool, though, which is a bummer.) Long story short, I figured out that it would be worth it, even if I only went once per week. I fell in love with the BodyPump class, and it’s also a nice backup for me when the weather is bad and I can’t exercise outside. I don’t think I would have bothered if I hadn’t found a “free week” card on my car, though, and tried it out first. Does the Y have an option like that, or even an option where you could buy a single month’s membership before committing for a longer time?

    Also…I’m excited to hear that you’re training for a triathlon! I don’t know why, but I’ve had sprint triathlons on the brain lately. Probably because I like bike riding and swimming, and the idea of going for longer running distances intimidates me a bit. (Right now I do 5Ks…am thinking about doing a 10K later this year…half-marathons/marathons? EEEEK!)

  7. Jen, a priorfatgirl

    good ending question – how bad do you want it? What's it worth to you? πŸ™‚ I'm smiling because you already lost 110lbs (right?) and you have these 4 little ones left…so you know more then everyone that you have to keep pushing through things & trying new things! I'm right there with you, I have the last 10lbs left and it was time for me to get serious last week so I sucked it up and hired a trainer. UGH….I can't afford it, but I decided that's how badly I wanted to get to the 140lbs mark.

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