I’ve had gym memberships before. They were used more than once a month, but fewer than once a week, so I cancelled them.
I prepaid for 8 mommy and baby yoga classes (that are held Mondays and Fridays) when my son was about 5 months old. He’ll be a year old in two weeks and I have only been to 4 classes.
I sometimes do workout videos. Breathless Body by Amy Nixon is great, as are all the fitness blender videos.I don’t do them as often as I should. I’m not lazy, I just make other tasks a priority. I did say I have an almost one year old.
Knowing I need to get into better shape for several dozen reasons, I’m taking it more seriously this time.
I did two crazy things to ensure I’m actually taking my fitness seriously: I registered for a 5k, and I joined a fitness club called Orange Theory Fitness. OTF is pretty pricey, but without a registration fee or contract, it is one of the most reasonable choices for me. And from everything I have read, it is EFFICIENT. For each one-hour high-intensity circuit class, you spend between 12 and 23 minutes at 80%-90% your max heart rate, which not only helps you burn anywhere from 700-1000 calories in class, but kick starts your metabolism to burn more for the following 36 hours. I don’t mind hard work, so long as it is efficient.
So, with these two steps, I am officially locked into this whole fitness thing. And, I’m really excited!