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Ode To The January Gym Membership

Ode To The January Gym Membership

Friday, January 01, 2016 Adrian Wood Comments (0)

...Please no judging. Yes, I admit it. I have joined our small town gym yet again. So predictable and just downright embarrassing. I'm so ashamed of this joining that I have been engaged in my own mental warfare as I figure out how to go and yet not be seen, as hate to be known as one of the "new year resolution types" which unfortunately is exactly what I am. I would like to mention though that a friend shared her truth with me when I sheepishly brought up going to the gym, again. In a real showing of transparency, she admitted she had yet to unjoin the gym and had not been in so long, she was too embarrassed to cancel her membership. We briefly tried to figure out a way for me to take over her membership but alas, we live in a very small nosy town. Her honesty reminded me of the $19.95 that has been showing up in my online banking every month since, well, at least two years and while the money was syphoning, I was just too pissed to call WEIGHT WATCHERS and just say, "I quit! I love cupcakes with green icing, grilled cheese and chip dip with Doritos!" I can't live on points unless I am willing to dust off the old breast pump. Yes, 10 extra daily points for breastfeeding (see, the plot thickens). However, I managed to figure out how to cancel via email, saving myself the embarrassment and saving myself the 100's of dollars that I was slurping up in coke slushies. Thank you to my friend who through her own transparency, encouraged me to be realistic and save some money too. I hope to see her at the gym.

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