I’m thinking about taking up running.
One of the expenses I cut when my husband lost his job last year was our YMCA membership. I used to go workout with on the elliptical and weight machines while my kids were in school.
Canceling the membership was the right thing to do, and with my husband’s new, lower income, it’s not something we can afford to pick up again. And that’s OK. With gas prices as high as they are, I’m trying not to drive so much anyway.
Unfortunately my waistline isn’t liking my new sedentary lifestyle. Does anyone else hate how your metabolism slows down as you get older?
I used to be the kind of person who could eat anything I wanted and not gain wait. I was skinny as a bean pole. Seriously. I tried to gain weight once, and I couldn’t keep the weight on!
Well no more. I want to get on top of my weight gain before it gets any worse. So I need some frugal fitness ideas. I love to walk when the weather is sunny. I’m even considering giving the Couch to 5K program a try. My husband is a runner, and I’d love to run a race with him sometime. So that’s one idea.
But I like variety. And I live in Oregon where rain is common. I need something I can do on bad weather days. I don’t have space for a lot of equipment either, so that limits me a bit.
So, my frugal friends, what do you all do to stay in shape? Please share! I need some inspiration!
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