Monday, February 9, 2009

Grandy's Gym Guilt

There is something that has been nagging at me about April.

See, per the doctors orders in November 2007, I stopped going to the gym. I had the ultimate gym pass...please excuse Grandy from over exerting herself in any exercise capacity as her heart just can't take it right now.

Fast forward to April...and then May...June...July... you get the point.

Truth is, after my surgery in March I struggled with my energy level SO MUCH. As I tried to go back to functioning with work, and other random crap, it was all I could do to keep going, much less keep my butt going to the gym. Here were all these people shortly after their surgeries asking the doctor when they could get back to working out. Instead I had convinced myself that I had convinced my Hubby that it was at least 9-10 months before I could get back to the gym.

About two weeks ago Ty says, "Mom the lady from the gym called."

My immediate reaction? WHY?! Are they looking for me and wondering where the heck I've been? I've never cancelled my membership, and have paid for it monthly, even though I haven't been in since November 2007.

Last Monday I sheepishly call the gym and speak with gym lady.

"Hi! Someone called my house looking for me?"

- "Yes we did, Mrs. Grandy.

"Why? Were you wondering why I didn't come back with the other resolutioners?"



- "I don't get it."

"Sorry, it was a bad joke about the fact that I haven't been in there in over a year. What can I do for you?"

- "Oh! That's funny! No, we don't care about that!! We are just changing our automatic withdrawl methods from your checking to using a debit card."

***DING*** Lightbulb has gone ON!!

What did Grandy hear out of that conversation? Oh, we don't care if you go on being a lazy ass for the rest of your long as we can continue to suck you dry.

That was all I needed. I got all that square, added Ty to my membership for $10/month, and told him to be ready. What a perfect workout buddy to have! He was wanting to get into shape anyway, but wasn't sure how to go about doing that.

Well, even with scouts and crazy schedule we made it 3 times last week. I'll be darned if I let the gym hose me for FREE!! If I'm going to pay...I might as well PLAY!!

Note to self: Post update on my lazy ass in about 90 days to see if I'm still going.


Joyce-Anne said...

Go Mary Go!! You can do it. And, you have the PERFECT workout buddy in Ty.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Good luck--it truly is all about the commitment.

Jude said...

I'm quite sure I would have dropped those payments a long time ago because I'm frugal, but good-luck with your new determination and will power and it helps to have someone to workout with.

Mrs. G. said...

Girl, you can do it!

Momisodes said...

That is awesome! Good for you. I hear you on the gym membership. I paid for an entire year and never went. I was put on bedrest while pregnant with my daughter. They didn't care. But they sure wanted me renew once the year was up!

Mariuca said...

Meow meow who is this cutie pie here? :)

Mariuca said...

OH booooooooy, gym and me...we just don't jive Grandy lol! Good luck to you though! Don be lazy like me he he he! ;)

Mariuca said...

Dropping EC here today and wishing u a terrific Tuesday! Have u seen my new look at Mariuca? :):):)

Grandy said...

Joyce-Anne~ So true.

Jenn~ Now I have to overcome my commitment issues. ;)

Jude~ Yeah, I probably should have... but that wishful thinking.

Mrs. G~ Thanks lady!!

Sandy~ Oh yeah...they'll take the money alright.

Mariuca~ You are cute as evah!! :) Thanks! I did see your new look, and thought I had commented on it...but maybe I just meant to.

Michele said...

Hey there, Grandy! Good for you! Yay for the exercise Queen--and what a fantabulous role model for Ty! You go, girl!

*smiles and healthy hugs*

Grandy said...

Michele~ Thanks so much for your support!!

Mrs. F said...

Good luck!

My gym figured out that I went 6 months without paying, so now that I am square with them I HAVE TO GO!

Speaking of which...I better go change soon, it has been almost two weeks and I PROMISED myself that I would go to Zumba tonight at the gym...*sigh*