(Closed) Need help thinking this through: quitting current workout routine or not

posted 7 years ago in Fitness
  • poll: Should I quit my current workout routine
    Yes - it's too expensive and you can do it on your own : (12 votes)
    60 %
    No - it's not worth risking all the progress you've made : (7 votes)
    35 %
    Other : (1 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
    230 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I have a dog that has tons of energy so I walk him alot every day.  We also do long runs.  Walking the dog is great but I do not think it is going to compare to a bootcamp type workout or circuit training etc.  It is still good exercise but if you are concerned about maintaining your weight you will probably have to supplement the dog walks with something else as well.  You know yourself best, will you be able to push yourself on your own the way you work in class?

    I am also sorry you were robbed- that is awful. 

    Post # 4
    228 posts
    Helper bee

    What about joining a gym with some really classes?  That should be cheaper than what you’re doing now, and I’m sure LA has a ton of good gyms!  When I was working out for the wedding, I went to a great gym that was $80 a month and had a ton of bootcamp-style classes.

    Post # 5
    148 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    For me, I’m realizing I neeeeeeeed the structure. Not everyone does. You could go solo for a while and see how it works for you! When I switched careers about two years ago I started seeing a trainer (I took the bus to work everyday and used my parking stipend to pay for it). It was awesome. For a year I was so kick ass. And I loved just showing up and being told what to do. I’ve got enough choices  to make the rest of the day! But things changed — my office moved to an area with acres of parking, so no more stipend; my commute got longer; I added some other weekly obligations, we started planning a $wedding$ — and I cut down to one day a week instead of two. Then I had to admit even the lower cost of once a week wasn’t worth it, because results from once a week are pretty shoddy. And my motivation was down as a result. So I’ve been on my own for 9 months and I’m a solid 15 pounds heavier with none of the strength I worked so hard to build. I am not good at working out alone. So I’m actually starting a bootcamp in March, because it’s cheaper than one-on-one training and I think I could use the morale boot of having other people around at 6 a.m.

    I’d say there’s no harm in taking a month off to see what it’s like on your own. You may just need a change — maybe the boot camp atmosphere is getting a little stale from you, but you’d like being in a gym envorinment that offers classes (for less).

    Post # 6
    436 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I think that if you’re confident that you will continue exercising by yourself then give that a try (you can always resign later if it doesn’t work out).
    For me, I’m trying to decide whether to sign back up for boot camp myself after doing it to get in shape for my wedding. I understand the problem of it being expensive, but the way I think about it is I could pay slightly less for a gym membership which I would never use because I lack motivation, or pay slightly more for a boot camp that I will actually see benefits from. I guess what I’m saying is, give it a go on your own, but if you feel like you’d benefit from going back then don’t let the money put you off

    Good luck ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 7
    277 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Only you know if you have the willpower to push yourself.  If you know that you can’t, then the bootcamp is totally worth it because it’ll cause you to go.  Getting yourself to work out is hard.  I’m unemployed and I still have a hard time getting myself to work out everyday.  I’m one of those people that needs something structure to make me go work out either a trainer, a class at the gym or my DH/a friend asking me to work out with them.

    Post # 8
    522 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    i would quit for a month or two and see how it goes

    Post # 9
    2086 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

    After two years of going to the same class, you could probably give it!

    A friend of mine became a Zumba instructor after going to classes for a few months.  Now, she gets paid to work out. 

    Ever thought of putting together a low-stress bootcamp for women in your neighborhood?  ๐Ÿ™‚

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