- 7 years ago
For the past 2 years, I’ve been doing a group workout/bootcamp type class. 3 times a week, 45 minute sessions.
The first year, I saw the most progress. It was wedding motivated and I got to the weight/size I wanted on the wedding day.
The second year was mostly about maintenance and more progress. I yo-yo’d a bit, but have pretty much maintained my weight.
Now I’m rethinking sticking with the program.
On the PRO side: it’s a no-brainer, I’m guaranteed exercise, I know it works for maintenance
On the CON side: it’s expensive (I’ve spent about $2K a year), I don’t want to do what my trainer suggested to push myself to take myself to the next level (I’m kind of content with where I am at), I’ve been really dragging getting to workouts (but I still go).
We also recently got a dog, so I’m starting to do a ton of walking. Part of me feels like if I just supplement the walks with a few days of exercise on my own, it will allow me to maintain my weight.
I guess I’m scared that I’ll get lazy and start gaining weight again (I’ve struggled with weight my whole life and my current workouts are awesome because I actually WORKOUT). 😉
On the other hand, it’s a ton of cash, we went through a cash crunch this past month (we got robbed, insurance didn’t cover it, and the initial expensive of everything dog related adds up)…
I need to make a decision today. DH and I have talked about it in the past and he thinks the money is worth it for my health and well-being. I agree that you can’t put a price on godo health, etc – but I’m wondering if I just need to kick myself in the pants and do it on my own. It’s an absolute luxury to not have to think about my workouts and just show up, do what he says and leave. I’m definitely on auto-pilot.
ETA: my current workout is in 4-week/12 session increments – meaning, payment is every 4 weeks. So, technically, I could take a break and see what I do… and then join back up in 4-weeks. The only ‘con’ to doing it that way is I feel like I’m going to break my loyalty with my trainer and I think he’s giving me a tiny price break for being with him for so long (like $10-25 break from the regular price).