Bikes, the Gym and Work

So after consulting with my faithful readers on the subject, I THINK I’m going to just wait to find a super cheap bike at a yard sale or something and I’m going to hide or lock it up somewhere.  It won’t be on the van because I don’t want someone stealing my bike off the van while I’m trying to sleep.  That would freak me out!!!  Anyway, if I just pay 5 or 10 dollars for the bike, it won’t be the end of the world if it gets stolen.

Now the big question is…will it make sense for me to bike almost everywhere?  The nature of my work has me running back and forth to different places much of the day.  Much of it is within about a 2 or 3 mile radius but I don’t know if it will work out time wise.  I think sometimes it will and sometimes it won’t.  I probably won’t ride my bike to the gym.  I will be weighted down with too much stuff on my back.

I went and visited a new gym tonight.  It is a woman’s only gym.  I like the idea of this.  The gym I go to now feels like a meat market and I don’t need that when I’m working out!  This gym is also much nicer…it has a spa on one side, so it’s nice with marble floors and such.  It’s cleaner.  I really like the place.  The downsides are it’s a bit out of my way and it’s $39 a month while my current gym only charges me $19 a month.  Oh and it’s not open 24/7.  It’s open when I need it to be though. I would also have to pay a down payment of $119.  All that, just to avoid men.  And I like men, I really do!  I have to think on this some more.

I got a call to interview for the job I posted about the other day.  I DO NOT WANT THAT JOB.  I am getting so spoiled working for myself.  I just can’t imagine being trapped behind a desk for 8 hours a day doing BORING BORING stuff and doing what THEY SAY, all damn day, day after day, year after year.

Ok, so the advantages.  Health benefits….I may have to pay for part of them in this day and age.  In any case, I would only go to the doctor or the hospital if I was in a horrible car accident.  Vacation pay….meh.  Big deal.  Money.  It’s more than I make now.  A few hundred more than I currently make…..BUT if I keep working at Avon and my other business, I think I can keep bringing my income up.

So those are my thoughts on the matter.  Even if they had a cot there that I could sleep on, I don’t know if that’s incentive enough for me.  I have very little stress in my life now.  Why ruin it?

You all think there’s something wrong with me, I’m sure.  I just like my freedom, that’s all.

About Maureen, Living in a Van

I'm a free-sleeper living in a van in the prettiest part of the world. I do this partly due to financial circumstances and partly because I love a good adventure.
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3 Responses to Bikes, the Gym and Work

  1. ukulefty says:

    Keep the same gym, saving you $20 a month.
    Ride everywhere as extra exercise and fresh air! 🙂

  2. Ryu says:

    Goodwill often sells bikes. They usually have half off everything sales two weekends a month.

    $40/month! Whoa. Major rip off. Now, now Maureen. Yes, men are big and hairy and can smell a bit but they are not that frightening. Men and women have lived around each other for thousands of years.

    I’ve seen these feminists play off women’s fears in this area. They push “upscale” and “elite” clientele. That means a higher price, big time. I am sure that if the gym was full of surgeons and lawyers women would not feel as uncomfortable

  3. Charles says:

    I don’t think you are strange, I work 40+hrs a week, make good pay for Tn., and still live in my van. Why pay for things I don’t need nor want.

    Bikes: Here in the Nashville area, are moving targets, city buses run them over pretty regular, even with a law that requires drivers to stay 3feet away.

    Gyms: If you worry about men looking, you’ll have to have everything delivered(by women), men look, it’s how we are.

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