Frugal Exercise (saving time and money)

Thursday, 28 January 2010  |  Admin

I received my gym renewal reminder though the door last week. Now, I have to say that my gym was fabulous for getting off those post baby pounds. It was worth the money that I spent on a years membership and was my post baby no 3 treat to myself.
I LOVED going to the gym. It was quite a posh gym, with swimming pool, sauna, nice cafe etc. And they had a great range of classes. But I haven't been going regularly for a while now because I just don't seem to have time. I'm busy with work on the days that they littl'uns are at nursery and at the weekend, I feel like I'm skiving if I slope off to the gym for 2 - 3 hours. It also seems pointless to drive for 20 mins before I even DO anything. So I'm reviewing my weekly schedule to see where I can fit in some exercise.
First off, instead of updating my blog while my eldest son is having his swimming lesson, I'm going to have a swim too. I started that this week and was very chuffed to do 30 lengths (but was pretty knackered afterwards!) So that's one big tick off my list.
Secondly, I'm going to invest in a bike trailer for the two smallest children. On the days when they aren't at nursery (but their brother is at school) we can do the school run by bicycle which should be interesting. I'm a little nervous about this but it's a fairly quiet route to school so we should be fine. We can also do family bike trips at the weekend which should be fun!
Lastly, I'm going to dust off my running shoes. Although I was running fairly regularly this time last year, I stopped when the gym lured me away to funky weights classes. But I'll dust them off and get moving again... and hopefully in a few months time, you'll see a more toned version of me emerging!

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