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I wanted to post a follow-up to my Gym-Pact recommendation. I did Gym-Pact for a while, perhaps a month, but I didn’t really like it because it didn’t promote “alternative” workouts, like doing dance DVDs at home, and sometimes I had to contact their customer support for things like working out super late night on a Sunday and then not being able to check in the next Monday (because I technically had worked out that day already — it being after midnight). Which brought me to another point: I didn’t like being restricted to only one workout a day; sometimes you go to yoga in the morning and later the same day you have a dance class.
Anyway, then my phone started majorly acting up and refusing to stay on sometimes, so I decided to freeze my account indefinitely.
However, since I’ve been ridiculously busy lately, like seriously busy, with networking events, meetings, finishing up my “Quick Start” contest in my new jewelry business (nine shows in 45 days, phew!), my regular workouts have fallen to the wayside. I feel pretty ashamed about this, since I’ve only made it to my training sessions once a week, and it is clear my body has been regressing lately, both in strength/coordination and in cardiovascular fitness.
Since I just had my iPhone replaced last week (thanks, Apple!), and because of this annoying workout hiatus, I have just reinstated my pact. It might be a good idea to start off with something like three days a week to get back in the groove, but I am most inspired by big-picture goals. Incidentally, I do follow Gym-Pact on Facebook, and they have been talking about beta testing for counting outdoor workouts! So it looks like they are adapting to our needs, too.
I’ve reset it to five days this week, and as long as I get off my butt and make sure I take care of that workout — like I’ve been saying (and doing) for years — because it’s scheduled in as a non-negotiable, it should be fine.
I’ll keep you posted.
To our healing,