Quandary update

So after my last post I received a helpful email from Lou, with a most interesting attachment. It was basically an innovative way of weighing up the pros and cons of a decision but rather than aiming to draw a conclusion it aims to help one reflect upon the process itself and identify insights and ideas/concerns that might need to be pursued.

Hmmm. I haven't explained it well but rest assured it was a helpful process for me.  What it helped me identify is that the money issue, which I thought was primary, is really kind of secondary. A bigger issue for me, which came up strongly at several points in this analytical process, is that I actually don't particularly want to leave the house to exercise. There have been lots of times when I wanted to exercise for half an hour or so, but the fact that going to the gym adds another half hour to the whole process has put me off. In winter it's been worse because it means leaving a nice, warm house.

Well... it seems my decision is made. I will cancel the gym membership and buy a treadmill. I'd love an elliptical cross-trainer but I think a treadmill is a more versatile option, particularly as I have been thinking about doing C25K (check it out here) but have been too self-conscious to try to run in public.  It's also great timing financially because I'm not paying for counselling for the next few weeks - I'm doing some editing work for my counsellor and have traded it for free sessions (rather than a weird dance of paying her for counselling and have her hand the money right back as payment for editing). So after my lounge arrives - hopefully within the next three weeks - I'll start looking around for a treadmill. Once it arrives I'll blog about it and then you have permission to ask me if I'm using it!
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7 comments:

Long dark hair, blue eyes said...

good plan!

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Femina said...

Hehe - thanks for the link... that one was already on my watch list!

Louisa said...

So glad it helped!!!

BGSydneyside said...

Hey Femina or Lou- is there a link or a way to get this tool. It sounds really helpful!

Louisa said...

I'll email you B. If anyone else is interested email me at Louisa@everythingisedible.com

Hippomanic Jen said...

Hey, if you want an elliptical cross-trainer get an elliptical cross-trainer. They must work more of your body.

Femina said...

They do but I know I would use a treadmill more. Really I just want a fully equipped home gym. And, you know... some motivation...

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