Hubby wants to buy my something nice for mother's day. I have 2 things in mind but can't choose. Both are pricey and not a necessity.
The first is a Garmin GPS. Right now I use my iPhone and the app imapmyrun. I like the app and have been using it for several years. It syncs with my computer and I have no complaints. The iPhone itself is big and I like the idea of the Garmin on my wrist 9way easier) but honestly, I'm not going to be leaving my phone at home anyway so that kind of make the Garmin useless.
The second is a gym membership. The thing is it would just be to use the weights and machines, no cardio. I run outside whenever possible and we own a treadmill. Actually we just bought a nice new one a few months ago. I love it (well, I don't like using a tm, but when I have to this one is great). I have some free weights, but I rarely do them. I have always found that I do better being in the gym environment. Helps me do what I have to do. Also I have like 2-3 rest days from running and I like the idea of being able to still leave the house (the gym is open 24 hours) and workout. Its guaranteed me time. When I stay home to do weights, the kids usually wake up by 6am and I end up stopping. If I'm gone, the do the next best thing and wake up DH lol...But really I don't need a gym membership either. I don't like that its a year contract either. There's no excuse not to do free weights at home other than I don't really like to and would rather use the gym machines.
See how either one is not needed, but I'd like to have them. There's nothing else I really want. I also don't know if DH would be annoyed at the gym membership, because to him owning the treadmill means we don't need to go to the gym. Even the free weights, he doesn't get why I would go to a gym. DH has never lifted weights in a gym or used the machines. He went for like a week about 10 years ago, so I don't believe he really gets that gyms provide many more machines and weight sizes that make weight training a little easier. I think to him, it like "you have some free weights, that's the same thing". I mean I can use them but I just prefer the machines for a lot of things.
Which would you choose?