I joined a fitness club today. This might seem like a frivolous expense for someone who’s trying to spend less money, but I think it will turn out to be a good investment.
For one thing, I’ve started gaining weight to the point where a lot of my clothes don’t fit anymore. I don’t want to have to buy all new clothes, so exercising will allow me to keep wearing the ones I already have. In addition, keeping in good shape will result in lower health care costs as I get older.
I know there are less expensive ways to stay in shape than joining a gym, and I tried those first. I tried walking and doing exercise DVDs at home, but I couldn’t seem to keep from getting distracted. It’s hard to make myself exercise when I’m surrounded by work, cleaning, and paperwork all clamoring for my attention. At the fitness center, there’s nothing to do but exercise.
I’m hoping to fit into my skinny jeans again by the time the weather gets cold. We’ll see whether or not I make it.
That’s great! It’s definitely a good investment if you use your membership! The cost of being out of shape is huge, especially long term. I admit, I need to go more often, but I still exercise more there than at home due to distractions and a lack of equipment (equipment, while not necessary, definitely makes things easier and quicker).
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