For those of you who know me (and an fyi for those who don't), you know that working out is NOT something I do willingly - if at all. It's not fun for me. It's not a destresser. It's not a release of pent-up energy. I hate being sweaty. I hate working hard and seeing a big fat zero results. I hate having wet hair - so the extra showers are not something I look forward to. I don't have any work-out clothes. I don't want to spend money on work-out clothes that fit me now but theoretically won't in a few months so I'll have to buy new ones all over again. My kids make me feel guilty for leaving them. Do you get the point?? I just don't like it. But.....every time I've had a gym membership, I've used it. I've gone to the gym. I've gone to the classes. I've swam laps in the pool. I've taken the kids to the child center. I use it cause I'm paying for it. That's my motivation - using something that takes my money from me even if I don't. So I get my money's worth. David's been wanting to get a gym membership at LifeTime Fitness. It's a fantastic gym with a million different things to do and tons of kid activities and pools with slides and towel service - with a equally fantastic pricetag attached to it. Well, we signed up. So now I have motivation to start exercising. Gotta get my money's worth! We will spend all day there if needed to make me feel okay about the monthly dues! lol Okay, maybe not all day. I do have other things to do! But - I plan on going to a class most days and meeting David after dinner (after he's done with work) some days. I actually have an appointment tomorrow with a personal trainer to take measurements and bmi and cholesterol and crap beforehand to see where I'm starting at and to give me suggestions and a fitness plan to get me where I want to be. The membership is month-to-month so we can cancel at any time. They also gave us $200 of extra services to use. Like for swimming lessons for the kids, or personal trainer days, or boot camp, or rock climbing lessons. And the trainer I'm meeting with tomorrow is included - not extra. So we'll see how it goes. Hopefully I can be more fit and slim - right in time for winter when we're all covered up and bundled. Haha. But next year......you just wait and see!