fluffernutterPosted: July 27, 2009
I’m going to sign up for a gym membership. Did your eyes just fall out of your head? Yeah. I’m surprised too.
This decision has come from a culmination of a few events:
1- I haven’t stepped on the scale since I went back to work. I did on Saturday and I was nearly 7lbs lighter. WHAAAA? So if eating a little better does that, a little exercise wouldn’t hurt. It’s weird how randomly losing weight is more motivational to me than feeling like a fluffernutter.
2- Did you know that naughty_bride moved back to town? Well she did, and she looks hot. As best friends, it’s my obligation to try and look hotter. OK OK that’s not really the reason (or is it?). She was talking about how she used to go to the gym after work and you know what, if she can do it, I can do it.
3- There are 2 gyms on campus and as an employee, I get a wicked good deal on a membership. One gym is really nice and costs $24/month and the other gym is sort of nice and costs $12/month. I’m leaning towards the nicer one because the showers are WAY newer.
So those three items are my motivation. Now for the stumbling blocks.
1- I’m actually mega broke right now even though I’m back at work. Day care costs an arm and a leg and we went into some debt when I was on unpaid leave so we’re focusing on paying that off. It will be better when Bobby changes daycares because that will save us about $600 per month. So even though the actual membership cost is not much, I will wait until Bobby switches daycare to sign up (end of August)
2- I have no workout gear. This sucks because of the previous point. Things I need are:
- a sports bra
- work out top and bottoms (any suggestions?)
- cross trainers (open to suggestions on kinds)
- small towel (I only have giant beach style ones which I don’t want to lug around)
- sweat socks
On this day:
3- I would have to go on my lunch break because I’m not willing to extend the amount of time I am away from home, Bobby is only awake until 7 and I don’t want to miss out on those few hours. Since I’m pretty sure I’ll get sweaty, this means I’ll have to shower (no big deal) and probably wash my hair. This is where the issue comes in. I’m a hair dryer snob and I will NOT let my hair air dry so I’ll have to bring my hair dryer from home and just the fact that I will have to wash and blow dry will significantly reduce my workout time. MAybe my head won’t get sweaty and I could do a body-only shower?