#FridayThoughts: Spending the same money to get less.

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It’s another one of those days when I can’t really tell what it’s doing outside. I guess I’ll know when it gets there.

I’ve changed up my fitness routine after realizing Daily Burn is on week 3 of “encore” workouts, and by that they mean recycled material. The biggest appeal for me was the fresh content five days a week, but that’s happening less frequently. And given the fast approach of Christmas, I can only assume the encores will continue into the new year.

During the pandemic, it was all recycled for a long time, until they figured out a way to make new 365 workouts with the constraints. And not only did people stick with them (including me), the streamer grew.

In a large part to people (including me) touting them as a gym alternative.

And now it feels like they learned the wrong lesson from that. Not that people will stay loyal and try to help your company through hard times, but that you can provide people less content for the same money and they’ll hang in anyway.

I put my account on pause, and I didn’t even get an auto email over it. I’ve been with Daily Burn for years. Though I don’t participate in the facebook group bc it’s on facebook, I’ve still retweeted the main account and encouraged people to try it.

Perhaps they figure I’m not a heavy user because streaming the workouts on a TV app rarely leads to them being recorded by the site. Perhaps they have grown enough that customer retention isn’t necessary.

I think my pause is going to turn into a permanent quit. There are so many other options now, again, partially because of the pandemic, I don’t see the point of spending the same money to get less.

And that’s me for this Friday. Have a great day and a fantabulous weekend.


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#AccountaClub Friday, September 28, 2018

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accountaclub-woodIt’s #AccountaClub time, and it’s going to be a short one today. All of my energy this week has gone into the farce of a confirmation process for Brett Kavanaugh. As a woman, watching women debased at the highest echelons of government, while male Senators rage about the indignity of even considering women, is pretty difficult to handle.

I was disgusted by every one of their red faces yesterday, decrying the very notion that they should have to listen to Dr. Blasey Ford before handing over a seat on the Supreme Court. As though it were Kavanaugh’s birthright to ascend; his destined throne; his predetermined crown.

Gilead isn’t so very far away.

So obviously, no, I didn’t get much editing done. I will count my live tweeting every single minute of both hearings as an accomplishment, though.

I’ve done another full week of live Daily Burn workouts, and that is the extent of what I have to report. I hope you had a better week, though I understand if you didn’t.

How did it go?

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 Her Cousin Much Removed

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A Perk of Prime I Didn’t Know I Had

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For the last week or so, I’ve been taking advantage of a perk of  Amazon Prime I didn’t realize was there. Among the shows and movies you can stream through Instant Video, there is a collection of exercise videos.

Here they are, in case you are curious.

The collection is heavy on Jillian Michaels, though I haven’t tried any of her videos yet. Somehow I think a Jillian Michaels yoga video would be somewhat less than peaceful. There are several from Denise Austin, who never fails to make me smile, as goofy as she is, and her workouts do work. And I’ve now discovered Billy Blanks Jr., son of Billy Blanks, inventor of Tae Bo. His workouts are fun, intense if you put in the effort, and leave you wanting to do them again, if only to get the moves right.

There’s a lot we focus on as writers, most of it centering on the area from our brains to our fingertips. But moving, getting blood flowing, distracting yourself from the completely cerebral with the physical is essential to overall well-being and productivity as a whole.

So why not take advantage of something that’s already there? On the other hand, full confession time, doing these videos prompted me to purchase five more (all under $6 each for the DVDs), so maybe that was the point all along.

Oh well. Can’t wait to see what I cue up for today.

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