This one isn’t as much of a delusion, as a hope.
And a dread.
I’ve been in shape before. I know it can be done, and I know that I can do it. The times when I’ve been in shape, I had little ones at home with me. Really, they aren’t an excuse.
But over the last year or so, I haven’t been in shape. I’ve gone through phases of exercising, but I haven’t been consistent.
Shocker, I know.
Even though I KNEW that I didn’t have a legit excuse for being out-of-shape, for about the last six months I have gladly latched onto the all-too-easy dream that once the kids were all in school, it would be easy to exercise.
It would finally be convenient to stop by the gym on the way home from dropping off the kids in the morning.
Even though this means I have to join the gym.
I’ve joined gyms before . . . but have stepped foot in one fewer than five times in my life.
I soooo do not want this one to be just a ridiculous delusion. I have to have a plan. A plan takes this dream one step closer to becoming a reality.
- I have a friend who says she wants to meet at the gym at this time. Before the birth of her last child, she worked out this way. I’m hoping she’ll be a good influence.
- Hubby has already checked. Adding me to his membership will only cost 10$. We looked into this a few years ago and it was going to be around 30 extra for me. (I’m more than a little irritated that the Costs-Too-Much excuse was so handily eliminated.)
- I’ve done the Schedule Math. If I get to the gym at 7:45, and exercise for merely 30 minutes (which is 30 minutes more than I’m doing right now), I’ll leave at 8:15 and be home by . . . . 8:16. It’s hard to say that getting home at 8:16 is taking too much of my day.
There’s my plan.
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