Perk to waking up toodamnearly: I was able to tailor my work polo down for a woman's frame a size smaller than the smallest they had, after working out.
Dhansak, I hear ya. I eventually quit going to the gym when I realized I could do better at the house (with a power cage.) No leaving the house, no meatheads, and I can work out in my sports bra and pajama pants without stares (Geek's still asleep when I work out.) No excuses because it's right by the front door, maybe 10 steps away.