I’ve got a decision to think about – my local gym runs a boot camp program that costs $100 for 4 weeks (12 sessions) + gym entry of around $50, which is damn fine value for a program like that. The dilemma-ey part is that I’m still a member at Fitness First so I’d be paying membership there and it’s not like I’ll be using it much, what with 3 boot camp sessions and 4 running sessions a week. So do I do the boot camp and waste my gym membership fees for a month or be a tight arse?
I can’t suspend my gym membership because I’ve already suspended it for the maximum period allowed this month.
The other issue is that if I did any boot camp, even the one run by Fitness First, I’d be paying extra on top of my gym membership fees (a lot more than $150) anyway, so theoretically I’d be saving money.
I’ve got until Monday morning, when the program begins, to decide.
While I’m making decisions, I actually did make one this morning about my exercise program. When I go to the gym to do cardio, I do some bike to use my non-running muscles but then ended doing most of my workout on the cross trainer because I know I can burn a shitload of calories. Fine in theory, but this morning I went on my run and really felt the oomph run out in my legs around the 5 km mark. I’d done a gym session last night so I reckon I’m pushing the running muscles too hard. Instead of doing 5-6 workouts using the same muscle groups each week, I’m going to do cut out the cardio machines at the gym and maybe do spin or other classes instead.
If I make the gym workouts easier then I should be able to have more to put in when I’m running – ie. 3-4 harder workouts a week and a couple of easier ones rather than 5-6 hardish ones. Yeah, I know that is bleedingly obvious but sometimes I get caught up in the calorie burning numbers and ignore common sense.
Maybe that’s the answer – instead of bootcamp, doing so cruisey spin classes and keeping up the weight training and maybe some more yoga and pilates?