I have commitment issues.
This may sound weird from someone who’s been with the same partner for 10 years, had the same bestie for almost 20 years, and still has the same pair of pajama shorts since college. But it’s true. I realize that I am unable to commit to a gym. I have tried them all. Like seriously almost every single one. I’ve been members to the big box gyms but quit when I use the sauna more than the treadmill. I have made my circuit around all of the posh downtown studios, but then either get bored or pregnant and take a break. I have joined some other places but get burnt out and check out.
So when I tell you that I committed to 1 year to a gym, this is a big deal for me. I don’t like committing to gyms. But after so many recommendations, I had to check out Burn Bootcamp. The workouts are great. I definitely sweat and push myself. The free childcare - a big PLUS. But I think what got me was the women that go. First, I love that it’s all women. I mean most places I go are nearly all women, but the women only vibe in the am classes is amazing. Because where can you go that it's safe to talk about incontinence (aka momma peed her pants from all the burpees) and then let the kiddos run around and try to mimic your workouts after class. Plus, I have never seen a more eclectic bunch with various fitness levels. Yet, here's the real kicker: when members have actually come up to me outside of the gym and introduced themselves, having recognized me or my children or their children recognized my children. I assure you I have seen people i have recognized or that have recognized me outside of one of the chic studios and not one person has ever come up and said hello and introduced themselves. This is a community. A tribe.
So I committed. I signed up for a year. But what I realized in the deliberation process is a pattern of self-sabotage. I always seem to quit the gyms right when I am starting to push myself to the next level. When I have gotten results that I haven’t seen before. When it’s just good enough. And then I stop. Not this time. Not this year. I have not only committed to a full year, but I am declaring it here, that I am committing to an average of 5 days/week..
Beyond that I am going to commit to this new community. To give and receive these new friendships. So stay focused on my health. To not quit when I get bored. To not get complacent. To keep pushing myself. To value myself.
Would you like to commit too?
I'm a messy hair lovin' - soulful book junkie - mompreneur who's totally addicted to helping women design a life they lovI'm here, simply, to share my truth so that it inspires you to live yours! To be your boldest, most authentic self, to find your tribe that supports your soul, and to go after success in every area of your life. e.