Yesterday, I did manage to crawl out of bed and go to my chiropractor. I ended up crying when there. With all of the above going on, and then my hips still causing me pain I just broke down. It was slightly embarrassing, but my doctor is great and I pulled myself together fairly quickly. She doesn't need to know my issues. It's just too long a story to get into anyway. The last two sessions when there we have done some new thing which do seem to be helping. I have no idea how my hip muscles have gotten so tight, that they throb and cause me pain daily, but at least we know what the problem is now (hopefully anyway) and aim to fix it. She encourages me to have regular massages (which I still need to book) and continue with my low impact exercises. As a result, after my appointment I went to GoodLife and signed up.
I still can't believe it. Wasn't it just a few months ago I said I wasn't into typical exercise like this? Man, I sure have changed quickly! It made sense though. The exercises I've learned I really enjoy are all available at Goodlife Fitness. Yoga, Zumba, aquafit are all there, plus I have access to all the other equipment for a fraction of the cost of what my drop in classes were costing me monthly.
As I say this though, I am super scared. A membership is a year committment. I'm scared of falling into the same pattern I have in the past. The "go for a few weeks and then stop" pattern. That's when saving money would turn into wasting money. I do have a plan though. This time (unlike in the past) I'm more interested in classes than the treadmill. Treadmills are fine, but not a machine that will make me want to come back for more. I'm hoping the classes will be something I can't wait to get back to. I'm just going to have to get use to the mirrors! EEK!!! Why must gym classes have mirrors? My old yoga studio never did. Maybe that's why I could relax there. lol...
Also part of my plan is to write out what classes I'm going to go to on my calendar. As I finish a class I'll continue to place a check mark or (better yet) a sticker stating I went. At the end of the month I'll post a picture of it here. Doing that and using this blog are sure to keep me accountable!
I am scared and slightly intimidated to enter this gym, but I will do it anyway. I have to. I need to. I want to.