My husband had a bright idea and suggested that I purchase an actual gym membership for a few months as a kickstart to get back to my workout goals. So, off to the gym I went. Let’s just say; it was refreshing to walk in and see people working out and being serious about it.
As the guy gave me the tour, I kindly stopped him and said, “look, I’m not coming in for the machines. I need the classes and/or personal trainer. Someone to yell at me and someone to look me in my face and ask where I’ve been if I miss too many sessions. Someone to hold me accountable.”
After leaving, I ran to the store next door to grab a few more Christmas decorations for our fireplace mantel. Got back to the house, ran downstairs to the laundry to put the clothes from the washer to the dryer. Right across from the laundry room is our home gym. It was just there staring at me.
A couple of hours passed and hubby came in from school. He asked what I was doing, and of course, he got the blank stare considering I was sitting at my desk working. I didn’t say it but sure did think it….. The same thing I do every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. WORK! Luckily I didn’t say it cause he wanted to go out to lunch. So, off to lunch we went. After being seated, I shared about the gym tour and pulled out all the information from my purse. Remember, I went to the store next door, so everything was stuffed in my purse. He looked over the paperwork and prices and thought it was a great deal. Something good for me to do for at least three months for that kickstart.
Take Responsibility For Your Health – It’s Not Up To Others
WAIT! NO! An afterthought of the conversation during the tour hit me. “Someone to yell at me and someone to look me in my face and ask where I’ve been. Someone to hold me accountable.” That someone needs to be ME! If I’m not holding myself accountable to worry about my health than how I can expect someone else to do the same? Come on girl, take responsibility for your health!
As an adult, we must take responsibility for our health. We must make that doctor appointment, seek help to change our diet and then do it! Even with joining a gym or a personal trainer, it’s our responsibility to get there when we are scheduled to be there. Yes, it’s great to have an accountability partner, but there’s only so much they can encourage you to do. It’s up to the individual to do it! Join the gym, hire a personal trainer. But you MUST show up and do the work!
Once we returned home, I asked my hubby if his morning routine would remain the same for 2019. He said yes. From there I started planning phase two of my fitness schedule for the New Year. Narrowing down the days I would hit the gym.
- Sunday – Rest
- Monday – evenings with the girls
- Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – 6:00 a.m. – 6:45 a.m.
- Friday – Rest
- Saturday – a jog or walk
Your health is your responsibility. If we want or need to change it, we must take responsibility. Others can help motivate us, but only you can do it! Yes, preaching to myself.
So, come on! Join this adventure with me. Let’s get back on track. If you’re just starting, that’s great! Come on and let’s do this!