Post # 1
Anyone workout at home?
I really want to join a gym but quite honestly, I hate the fact of having to pay $70/mo just to use the tredmill and elliptical. On top of that, they have these ridiculous fees that you have to pay upon joining! Its $69.99 per month, plus a one-time Joining Fee of $70.13 (Initiation Fee $20.14 + Processing Fee $49.99), <—thats $210.25 right there!)
I wanted to join a gym because I used to go to Lucille Roberts and loved it, but then when I started working full time I stopped because when you get there after work, the machines are all taken and if anyone is famliar, you have to sign your name and wait your turn to use the machines! And I used to go straight to the gym from work, and i lost 20lbs
I have an awesome workout DVD that I can use at home, its the P90X program but my problem is coming home, putting on the PJs and sitting on the couch.
What do you bees do to get motivated to NOT sit on the couch or immediately change into your PJs
Once and for all I WANT TO GET FIT!
Post # 3
Many Gyms are expensive for sure… all that “fine print”
BUT not them all.
Check to see if their is a Y in your area. They usually are cheaper, and also offer a “sliding scale” for Membership as well. If you qualify, you can pay a lot less than most other gyms.
As for home…
I have a Mat, Exercise Ball, Dumb Bells and an Exercise Bike (upright)
I’d like a decent Treadmill & a Recumbant Bike, but for now I make do.
Need to decide in 2014, if I am going to spring for better Equipment or a Gym Membership (unfortunately there is no Y in my area currently… so I’d be looking at a Full Price Annual / Charged Monthly Membership too)
Post # 4
@Daizy914: I run and my strategy is simple– I run home from work. I wantvto go home and I don’t give myself the option to go home and sink into the couch. For DVDs, before work is easier for me than after work. If I have to do it after work, I’m not allowed in the kitchen until I work out. I’ll get hungry enough to move eventually.
Post # 5
@Daizy914: I have that exact problem with coming home and sitting down. Once it sit, its over. Plus, we live on the second floor and the DVD I like has tons of jumping and I dont want to piss off the people below us. Our apartment complex has a gym area but its always completely empty and kind of dark and that freaks me out so its a no. I do run and it works really well… but running cant be the only workout so I’m kind of stuck. I’m going to follow this thread to see what other bees say…
Post # 6
I have had the same problem. It is hard to be motivated to work out when your already in your comfy clothes and on the couch! To stay motivated, I put reminders on my iphone. I have a reminder app called CARROT, and it really helps keep me in check. Also I varied my workout each day. Some days I would do zumba, then yoga and strength training then do straight cardio in my workout room doing the elliptical and treadmill. Also, I splurged and brought cute workout clothes ;). It may seem silly, but after spending so much money on them I was like there’s no way in hell I’m not putting these to use lol!
Post # 7
@This Time Round: there isn’t a Y near me, someone suggested that to me but they are all over 2miles. If join a gym I want something nearby.
@Lily827: i think i might try the reminder and see if that helps. maybe if I leave my clothes and DVDs in plain sight it will be in my face
@Pollywog: i want to get into running, and I would do it after work but Darling Husband says its not safe to do it at night because the Ave that we live on is very secluded and so it def would not be safe. 🙁 i hate that gyms are so $$ !
Post # 8
To @Daizy914: Lol, 2 Miles isn’t far unless you are walking to and fro. The savings might still be worth it. I’d check into it.
Post # 9
@This Time Round: its the train ride that makes it longer. to get there is really a pain in the ass and by the time I get home, i would barely get to see my husband. not willing to make that trip to that area which is not really that safe.
Post # 10
@This Time Round: Oh man, the Y here is $90/mo. We just can’t afford it! I got a Kinect for Christmas so I’m hoping Dance Central and Zumba will be helping.
Post # 11
I work out at home – I finally quit my gym membership because it was 100 bucks a month! Now I stash that money into a fitness equipment fund and use it to buy workout DVDs and weights or whatever.
i have found that I need a dedicated space – not something I have to setup every time I want to use it. So, I carved out a corner of the basement for my stuff. When our new house is finished in March, I’m getting a whole room to turn into a gym. Most importantly, it has to be a space you want to spend time in.
i don’t really struggle with motivation, but I do struggle with making time. I sometimes feel guilty doing things for myself because it means I’m missing out on spending time with my family. Here is my suggestion for you – when you come home, don’t put on Pjs! Put on your workout clothes instead. What I’m wearing almost always decides if I’m working out or not.
if I don’t feel motivated, I turn on Pandora Radio’s dance cardio station. That fixes me right up. 🙂
Post # 12
To @springbride23: $ 90 for a single or a couple ???
Either way that is A LOT of money for a Y Membership !!
I looked up the Ys in Eastern Ontario… and even the ones in the largest City (Ottawa) charge about $ 45 a month for an Adult ($ 33 for a Student) and under $ 75 for a Couple
Smaller Cities in Eastern Ontario are charging a tad more… but even then less than $ 90 for a Couple
And that is for a Regular Membership… if you qualify for a Sliding Scale Membership it would be even less
By comparisson… independent Gyms like Goodlife can be well over $ 50 a month per Adult. And they don’t have half the services (like no pools, hot tubs etc)
Post # 13
@This Time Round: To be fair, it’s per couple, per month, with a $75 joining fee.
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What is your work schedule like? I used to work 9-5 and found that when I got home from work around 6, my motivation level to work out was NONEXISTENT. So I started working out in the morning instead. It sucked at first, but you really get used to it. Plus, when you have the machines you want at home, it’s much easier to motivate — you don’t even have to go outside!
Now I work 8-4, so I get home early enough in the evening that I can work out after work instead of before. I get home from work and immediately go change into workout clothes. I feel like a major asshole if I’m walking around in a sports bra and bandanna but don’t actually follow through on working out at least a little bit 🙂
Post # 16
I use a stationary bike at home. I love to read, so I’ll read for an hour while I’m on the bike, to pass the time.