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2013 was like a year long bad breakup… with my gym.

Monday, January 06, 2014

2013 was like a year long bad breakup… with my gym.

In March, I moved to a new town that I absolutely fell in love with. However, I moved about an hour away from my old house, and my old gym. Let me just say—I ASBOLUTELY LOVED my old gym. In fact, when I was looking for a new place to live, I specifically looked for a place close to that gym. My gym had a pool, an indoor track, amazing equipment, fun (free) classes, and best of all… was in between my house and work (so I left for work early to hit the gym, and had NO EXCUSES). Going to that gym helped me lose over 100 lbs… and I had to break up with it. My heart was broken.

Right after I moved, I jumped right into a new gym. It was ¼ of the price of my old gym, and about 2 minutes from my house. I wanted to keep up my routine, so I jumped right in without checking it out first (what a big mistake).

Needless to say, I learned to HATE my new gym. The equipment was old. The treadmills didn’t have fans attached, or my own personal TV attached. Classes were offered, but not as part of my membership. They didn’t have a pool. The whole entire gym smelled like must. The more I went to my new gym, the more I missed my old gym… and the more upset I would get. I was heartbroken.

I decided that the weather was nice enough to start walking outside, and I did just that. I bought a fitbit, and usually hit the goal of walking 10,000 steps per day. This was a great new challenge that I enjoyed. But that, too… came to an end. Changes in jobs, work schedule, and weather made my daily walks also come to a complete stop. My pure hatred for my new gym made me think that that was absolutely not an option. I am ashamed to admit that I became one of those people who just donate money to a gym every month that I never step a foot inside of.

I had the goal for 2013 to reach -150lbs. Yep, didn’t reach it (bet you didn’t see that coming!)

So I am living proof that people make mistakes. This journey is just that, a journey. It’s not easy. Making a commitment is NOT easy. 2013 may have been a complete wash for me, but I am not giving up. I am NOT a failure.

So here it is, 2014; A new chapter in the book of life. Time to get over my bad break-up and move on.
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    I'm sorry your new gym didn't work out. Can you cancel the contract? Even if you pay a penalty, it would be cheaper than paying for the whole year when you don't use the facilities. Then you can try to find another gym you like better.

    Hope things work out for you. I know you have it in you to succeed; you've shown you can do it with your old gym.

    Good luck!
    2452 days ago
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