I’m a quitter
Despite my great intentions when I joined the gym last October, I had to face some cold hard truths in December and force myself to go to the gym reception desk and sign a quitter’s notice. Well I think officially they call it a “cancellation notice”, but the receptionist’s eyes clearly said “quitter”.
Thankfully the gym I joined back in October offers a rolling monthly membership, so when I caught the ‘flu in December and when after a week it became obvious to me that I would be a while recovering, I was able to cancel my membership. I promised myself that it would be temporary and that I’d join again in January when I felt better.
Then I found out that I may potentially be traveling a lot with work in the early part of this year, and my resolve to rejoin the gym crumbled. The nagging voices in my head are just too loud with their plausible excuses: “January’s a terrible month in the gym – all those New Year’s resolution people.” “You’ll be away too much to get any real use out of it, and it’ll just be a waste of money.” “You’ve still got a cough – you’ll just make yourself sick again. Cough. Cough.”
Whatever excuse I decide to go with, the end result is the same. I’m back to sitting on the couch in the evenings, NOT getting fitter. Time for a new plan.
Any suggestions? Motivational speeches are welcome!