I put my gym membership on hold for a month after I heard someone say, "You don't need to go to the gym, you just need to do fast walking." But somehow for me, getting to the gym, giving myself 30 minutes of cardio and fifteen or so minutes of yoga and sit-ups, really changes my mood.
The freeze is up on October 21st. I can't say that I jump out of bed and race to the gym, excited about hitting the treadmill or the elliptical trainer. But I can say that once I'm there and I'm exercising and especially once I'm finished, I feel so much better.
Lesson learned. Save on lunches, save on coffee, don't skip the gym.