Thursday, February 12, 2009

Why I Belong to a Gym

So, I have a membership at a local gym here in town. It's close, it's inexpensive, it's month-to-month (no lifelong contract), it's open 24 hours, and it has free satellite. I pretty much love it.

All the same, I have been trying to think of ways to cut costs this year, and I was considering letting my gym membership go. We already don't have cable (hence the big PLUS of free satellite at the gym. HGTV, What Not to Wear, infinite syndication of old House episodes, you get my point.) So I thought the gym memberships might be something we could sacrifice. I changed my mind.

I usually go to the gym at night after the kids go to bed. The morning would be better, but it would require, well, getting up early. It's a nice thought, but it will never happen. Anyway, last Friday night it was getting to be about that time when I usually head for the gym. The kids were still up, though, I had a load in the laundry, and it was cold and yucky outside. I have plenty of fitness videos and DVDs so I decided to just pop one of those in instead of going to the gym. The girls, instead of heading to their bedrooms, decided to stay up and watch mommy exercise.

I won't go into details, but I will give you just a sampling of their comments:

"Zariah. (giggle, giggle) Look at Mommy's butt. Look. Mommy's funny."

"Mom. What is that thing hanging out of her shirt?" "A microphone?" "Huh, well that's a BAD place for a microphone, I think. It looks like a worm crawling out of her boobs."

"Um, so Mom, when was this video made?" "It must have been before they had exercise bras."

And so on. They also stole my exercise mat and made it into a doll bed, tried to do the exercises along with me, and laughed at me the entire time. On the plus side, they got me ice water and turned on the ceiling fan for me even though they were cold.

I don't think I'll be doing my belly dancing workout DVD anytime soon. Suffice it to say, I think I'm keeping my gym membership for now.


  1. I don't think you have anything to worry about. You truly look great. If you have to worry I really have to worry. I am so glad you have a blog, now we can keep in touch. I miss ya tons

  2. Hooray! Cyndie has a blo-og! Cyndie has a blo-og!

    And Cyndie should definitely keep her gym membership if that's the kind of smart aleckness she has to put up with.

  3. Yeah, I feel slightly less ridiculous working out at a gym than at home. Zoie likes to take my yoga mat and play with it too.

    I TOTALLY miss our walks. Not the best exercise out there, but it was good for the mind as well as the body.

    Love you!

  4. Oh, that's awesome/hilarious. Good for you for working out, but you happen to possess a hot body already and can totally get away with not working out. (Stop denying it. I hear you, stop it!)