I’ve been paying monthly gym fees for years. And years. I probably could have bought my own pool by now. OK, maybe not – but it feels like it sometimes.
Some months I swim a lot. And then there are months where I… um, don’t go at all. The bummer about memberships is that you pay whether you use the service or not. So this month I gave myself an ultimatum – use my gym membership, or lose it.
I decided that 10 visits a month is a reasonable goal.
Sounds simple, but 10 visits is much more than I’ve been doing in the past. To meet this lofty goal, I’m doing a couple things:
- I have a white card on my fridge to track my visits (goals that I don’t track are forgotten).
- I set up a regular time to swim (2 pm) and blocked it out on my calendar.
I’m happy to report that the regular calendar appointment and the card on my fridge are helping me reach my goal. I feel much better about my gym membership now that I’m using it.
What memberships or subscriptions do you have? Are you getting your money’s worth?
Any time is a good time to reevaluate memberships and pull the plug on the ones you’re not using.
My 365 photo blog post for today: