Exactly three years and six months and twenty days after making my seachange I’ve joined a gym.
I know, I know… you’re worried I’ve rushed into things, but – believe it or not – I have sussed out this very same gym on a number of occasions.
Long time readers will remember the gym-going-but-still-pudgy-Debbish (aka Diet Schmiet) of 2012. An avid-gym-goer, joining one in my new locale was a no brainer. I was sick around the time I moved, but a couple of months later I sussed out the local gym options. Indeed, I even wrote a rare advice-like post about stuff to consider when joining.
And yet, I did nothing.
I did another fly-by at the same gym 10mths ago and received a 7 day free pass. Which I didn’t get around to using. And possibly lost.
The gym’s new membership officer contacted me a couple of months ago as a follow up and I deftly brushed aside his attentions – saying I was interested, but not quite ready.
I wanted to do something about my fitness. But it all seemed too hard. And I had a bevy of excuses at my fingertips.
Even now, the fact my place is on the market had me pondering the logic of joining a nearby gym given my living situation is unsettled.
But after the post I wrote a week last week, I knew I needed to do something.
So – like removing a bandaid – I went into the gym yesterday and joined. Just. Like. That.
My plan was to join for a 3mth period (which coincides with the contract with my Real Estate Agent), but naturally it was a far better deal to join for 6mths so I took up that offer.
I had planned to go to a water aerobics class tomorrow to kick things off, but stupidly ticked a box on the sign-up form that said I have high blood pressure. Because I have high blood pressure. I’m on medication but now need my doctor to send through a letter saying it’s okay for me to exercise. Which ultimately could reduce my blood pressure. Ironic I know?!
But as soon as that arrives… I plan to go. I hope.
Are you a gym-goer?
Have you ever wasted a gym membership?
* I really wanted to call this post, I bought a zoo. Like that movie, you know? But I figured that was too clickbait-like so toned it down. A little. Although my announcement is almost as bizarre as Matt Damon’s.
Flogging my blog With Some Grace today.