Friday, November 6, 2009
I Finally Succumbed
Getting older is not very fun. Along with the crow's feet, furrowed-brow lines, and occasional aches and pains, comes the metabolism slow-down. No longer can I get away with eating anything I want and maintaining my weight with tennis a couple-of-times-a-week and an infrequent walk. Nope! More has got to be done esp. since we are into the holiday season and most adults gain weight during this time anyways. So. . . . I gave in and joined a fitness club! 24-Hour Fitness to be exact. I didn't think I would ever do that again (It's been 11 years), but I get a great deal through my job at Adventist ($25-a-month) and they have childcare for Keenan at only $3.50 for 2 hours. So, yesterday I went for the first time and had a great work-out. Technology and advancements in exercise equipment seem to have come a long way: Individual tv screens/ipod plug-ins on all the aerobic machines; a different weight machine for every muscle in your body. I was a little overwhelmed in the weight room, but figured out what I was doing after covertly observing others appropriately set-up and manipulate the machines. I'm excited to go back and try some of the aerobic/step/spinning classes. If I was really motivated I would be there for the first class at 5:30 in the morning, but I'm not. I just don't want to be one of those who joins a gym (typically at New Year's), goes for a month and never goes back again.