Monday, July 12, 2010

Find What You Love, and Do It!

A little over a year ago, I joined Curves. When I joined I committed myself to working out three times a week. And other than being sick, I have pretty consistently kept that promise to myself. Yes, I have days when I don't want to go, but I remind myself how good I feel when I'm done, and just get myself there. I chose Curves for several reasons (in no particular order):
  1. location-less than a mile from my house
  2. it's all women
  3. it's only 30 minutes
  4. I had done some weight-training years ago and really liked it.
I could have joined a more "traditional" gym for less money, but how much am I really saving if I don't work out? I really love the workout I get at Curves, and the people there are fun, too. My membership is an investment in me and my health. And what do investment advisors always say? Pay yourself first!

The best way to motivate yourself to work out consistently is to find something you enjoy, because then you will look forward to it. (Well, most of the time, anyway!)


  1. Linda,
    Great post! I love your point about making a goal and sticking with it. We don't need fancy gyms or out of reach goals. We need a plan we can "do" and enjoy. Thanks so much for sharing :-)

  2. Linda,

    You're so right! I recently joined a belly dancing class and I'm looking to take dance lessons! Not so much for the exercise but because they just sound like fun things to do and learn! :-)