The cost of fitness?

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
The cost of fitness?
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Mon, 03-07-2011 - 7:40am

Where do you spend money, as working out goes?






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Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Mon, 03-07-2011 - 7:45am

Sad, I just discovered I can edit messages, after all this time with the new boards...

1) Gym memberships?

I don't pay right now but might have to start at some point since I'm not working officially at my gym anymore.

2) Clothes/shoes?

My running shoes are expensive--$135 and I go through about 3 pairs or so a year.






Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Mon, 03-07-2011 - 10:02am

Where do you spend money, as working out goes?

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Mon, 03-07-2011 - 11:40am

I am a big believer in good shoes.






iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Mon, 03-07-2011 - 5:17pm

1) Gym memberships?

I don't have a gym membership so we pay nothing.

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-08-2006
Mon, 03-07-2011 - 10:28pm

Where do you spend money, as working out goes?

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Tue, 03-08-2011 - 7:04am

I was thinking physical therapy, too, and various injuries from being active!






Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Tue, 03-08-2011 - 7:06am

My biggest want is a nice gym in the area--there just aren't any.






Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Tue, 03-08-2011 - 8:39am

I'm "with you" on the clothes.

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-08-2006
Tue, 03-08-2011 - 9:31pm
I manage a division or systems professionals for an international bank - our clients literally use the application 24 hours a day, and we use the weekends for systems upgrades. I got into big weight trouble in the two year run-up to Y2k when we ate most meals at the office - I had to learn that corn chips were not a vegetable and pizza is not perfect food.

I love what I do, and found that being single and childless, I would let others leave and I would stay and keep working when something extra was needed- plus I took on whatever was asked of me no matter what it cost me. I've been somewhat professionally rewarded for this (how I afford three training sessions a week) but it came at a physical cost.

About eight years agon I realized that I had to change my life to change my life. I invented what I call 'the bus stop rule'. If I have a work problem so big that i would leave my child standing at the bus stop while I solved it, then I work late. Otherwise, I have a time planned to leave for the gym, and when that time comes, I leave. Sometimes I work from home later to finish something or to resolve a problem, but that's after my gym visit.
In the eight years since the rule, there are only two times when I decided the 'bus stop' rule applied and I called and cancelled with my trainer. I'm proud of that record.

I think I find shoe people - in fact all sports store people - intimidating. I've always worn 'sensible' shoes in that they are usually flat, and my feet issues are because of broken bones, not shoes. But I think it is time for new workout shoes. And if I can meet my '3 mile' running goal, I will buy new running shoes as a reward.

SJ
Most of the people at my gym are low-fashion. Occasionally someone comes in with the tight cut, bright colored, bare midriff look, but most people are there to work and not to be seen.
Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Wed, 03-09-2011 - 7:44am

That must be terribly gratifying to be so good at what you do.

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