I can’t believe it’s been two months since I joined Ashley in the Sweat It Out Linkup. Perhaps most shocking is that I wrote about all these lofty things, including how I was going to get back into my fitness (which I really was before moving), but achieved none of them and have felt myself still spinning around my goals. Trying to balance interest with affordability and practicality can be really hard, guys.
Ideally, I wanted to join the local Crossfit, but at $189 for the first month and $110 for each subsequent month, it’s just too much for me to be able to afford without have to seriously scale back my debt snowball, and frankly that’s not something I’m willing to do. As much as my fitness is important to me, being very cognizant of my debt for the last six months has started to really weigh on my heart. I want so desperately to be debt-free. (I sent in a $100 payment to Southwest this week and that barely scraped the surface after considering that I accrued $45 of interest last month.)
All the actual gyms in the area are just a but too far to commit to drive to. I know that I’m not going to drive 30 minutes each way to go to the gym for an hour, killing two hours total each day. It’s not going to happen. I’m not goign to pay to lose two hours each day.
A couple of weeks ago, I watched WWDC and their Apple Watch section highlighted WatchOS 3’s new integration with fitness apps; on stage they demonstrated specifically with the Sweat with Kayla app. So that’s where the seed was planted. I’ve thought about it for a couple of weeks and about two weeks ago, after a long conversation with my former fitness coach Demi (who is amazing and you should definitely sign up to have her virtually coach you here), I decided that I wanted to get back into basic fitness, so I would commit to doing BBG 1.0, a twelve-week program meant to get me in shape.
Don’t get me wrong, I haven’t gotten fat. My weight stays incredibly consistent, vacillating between 138 and 144, but I have gotten soft. I’m going to focus on BBG through the Sweat with Kayla app for the next 12-16 weeks and then I can reevaluate. I think I’d like to get back into training with a coach, but I’m not in a position to financially commit to that right now.
You can follow my program and progress on my Fitness and Foodstagram here.
Emilie is a data engineer by day and lifestyle blogger by night. A Jersey girl at heart, she is currently living in her fifth home in three years, Savannah, GA with her college sweetheart. She’s learned the hard way that home is wherever the Army sends them. She enjoys eating food, cuddling with her dog, and binge watching HGTV.