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Thursday
May092013

Overanalytical

I am so overanalytical. And that's not a good thing. I'm not just analytical, I'm overanalytical. I think that's why it's so hard for me to stick to anything. I can never decide which gym to join or which food program to follow. I went back and forth on a gym recently, and I finally decided I wanted to join the YMCA. It was big, they have tons of classes, they have a pool...what's not to love? Well, I went one time and I couldn't figure out the touch screen on the bike. I think mine was not working properly because I'm actually very technically savvy. But the gym was really crowded and I felt like an idiot. I just rode the bike on manual for 30 minutes and I went home. I never went back. Except last week when I went to cancel my membership after one month. Now, I'm thinking I want to go back to Lady of America. I have insurance with BCBS and they have a discount program. You pay $25/month and you can go to any of the fitness centers on their list. LOA and Curves are both on there. So I can pay $25/month and I can go to both of them if I want to. I had actually thought about doing this before so I went to check out LOA to see if it has changed any since the last time I was a member a few years ago. The girl that worked there was so pushy and weird I decided there was no way I was going there and joined the Y instead. And now I'm thinking I should have just done it. It's cheaper, only women can join and the machines were made for women so they're smaller and a lot less intimidating. Why, oh why didn't I just do this in the first place?? If I don't do something about my health and weight now, I just know something really bad is going to happen to me. I'm already falling apart. My neck is all out of whack and I think it's because I'm so heavy that it puts pressure on my spine when I sleep. And my feet hurt all the time and it's really hard to find shoes that are comfortable because I'm so heavy that the balls of my feet are in constant pain. And they're so wide and swollen that I can barely fit into shoes as it is. I finally found really comfortable peep toe wedges that I can wear with dresses and I was so excited I bought them in 2 different colors. However, the peep toe part rubs on my big toe and makes it bleed. Not fun. My friend told me about these pad things you can put on your shoe to keep that from happening. I'm hoping that will work. But my point is, I would have a wider variety to choose from if I lost weight. So, I just have to buckle down and pick a gym and actually GO TO IT and pick a food program and FOLLOW IT. I'm going to Florida in 3 months with my whole family and I'd rather not look like a beached whale when I go.