Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Getting in Shape Sucks!
Ok, we joined the YMCA a couple weeks ago. We applied for a scholarship and got 1/2 off the price. My main reason for joining the Y as opposed to other gyms is the kids. I love that the Y not only has child care, but lots of activities the kids can be involved with. As far as joining a gym in general... Well, that just has to do with 50 extra pounds I've been carrying around. I am just sick enough of myself that something HAD to be done. Obviously, I cannot seem to be consistent on my own working out. I know I need some accountability and taking classes at the Y seems a great way to accomplish that.
But, I thought taking classes would make working out fun and less painful. I know that may sound stupid to some or funny to others. But, to me, working out is just NO FUN!! Maybe I am just lazy or maybe I just like instant gratification. I don't know. But, sitting here tonight unable to walk well and barely able to sit down or get up, I remember clearly why I hate working out. I know, I know... It will all be worth it in the end.
Trying to convince myself that all these stupid classes will eventually be fun is about as crazy as when I tried to convince myself that eventually I would learn to love running (if I would just do it long enough).
The only motivation I have right now is the mirror. Well, the mirror and my clothes. I just hate that it is going to take a lot longer than I want to see some serious results. Maybe I should just have a bowl of ice cream!! :)