I’ve been thinking for awhile about whether or not to join a gym. It may sound kind of silly, but I’m almost afraid to do it. In the past when I have joined a gym I would attend for a few weeks or months, and then start making excuses not to go. What I’m doing right now is working, so I’m afraid to change things and add an obstacle in my path, i.e., having to get out the door to the gym. However, I feel like I should be doing some kind of strength training, plus some of things I’ve been doing (jogging, hiking) will be harder in the winter when the rains start. I might even be in good enough shape at this point where I wouldn’t feel embarrassed to attend classes. Is exercising and being active enough a part of lifestyle now that I won’t return to my bad habits? I hope that is the case, but I wonder if I will ever have complete confidence in that fact.
Of course the other obstacle is deciding which gym to join. There are a number of choices around here, and they all seem like they have pros and cons. How to make the decision?