After years of trying to do this on my own, I finally gave in to the pressure! The pressure to be healthier, to be better, to be more proactive with my life. Yes, I joined a gym. Am I sure that this is the right move for me...well of course not. But I had to make a decision to try something different, something BOLD, something that my pockets can afford but my stinginess has kept me from doing for as long as I can remember. For years I've been thinking that I can do this on my own - I can walk 3 times a week in my neighborhood - I don't need the support of a gym, and trainers, and like minded individuals!!! Well, my thinking for the past 100 years has not improved my health, it has not made me more motivated, and I'm still in the same physical condition that I was in last year. So now that money is involved and invested in my journey...I hope that my commitment will prevail or at least my change-purse.