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The Diet Bet

March 5th, 2016 at 09:43 am

I forgot to mention that I'm doing the diet bet. I needed a kick in the butt to get back on track with eating right and exercise. UGH. I started on monday. Personally I've always struggled with eating right over exercising. I actually find it relaxing to carve out time to exercise. Even with kids I used to pay $80/month and go to the YMCA daily to work out with free childcare.

Right now I'm doing insanity at home but I don't find it as motivating as doing classes for a hour at the gym. I also find it harder to work out with the kids around though I do get up at 6 am before everyone and work out. I sort of like the routine of a gym and class so I'm thinking about joining a gym again. My DH is pushing yes because actually I'm one of those people who even use it on the weekend. I find I need the destressor.

Now to win this diet bet however I can't just workout and lose 10 lbs. I have to lose the weight and keep it off. I have all my baby weight I never loss from baby #1 (whose 6 now OMG!) I didn't gain with baby #2 but those 25 lbs well they are still around. Time to get serious about losing weight.

I started on Monday. Anyone else doing diet bet? Do you continually do kickstarter or do you move onto the transformer? Anyone win a maintainer?

Also I'm considering the 24hr fitness pass from costco for $649 for 24 months. Unfortunately it's a super sport club next to me so I have to buy the $649. If we lived elsewhere it would be $399 for 2 years and a much better price. But at $27/month I am thinking I might buy it because it works out to 1 class a week for $9 which is what people pay to work out at Barre, hot yoga, or pilates. But the childcare is $24.99/month 1 child and $19.99/month 2 kids. That would bring up the cost for 1 child to around $50/month or $6 a drop off. I'm debating whether it's worth the investment. What do you think?

3 Responses to “The Diet Bet”

  1. alice4now Says:

    I'm another one who considers workout time to be "fun time". It is a nice part of my routine that makes me feel better. And I also stay much more motivated when I routinely attend classes versus workout at home. So I would go for the more convenient gym, as long as it had the classes I wanted.

    I can't help you on Diet Bet, I've never tried it. I try very hard on my own to eat right. I end up eating good enough, could always do a lot better.

  2. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    If you think you'll get there to the gym fairly often, it may be a good sanity saver for you - a little you time in your day.

  3. livingalmostlarge Says:

    My DH said no way investing 2 years in a gym without even trying it out. He's suggested I do a 1-2 month then buy the pass. I guess he's right. What if I hate the gym and classes and am stuck with working out there? He guesses I'll enjoy working out but it could just not be the right gym.

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