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.


  1. Good for you! I have been doing aerobics and toning tapes at home, but would really like to join a gym. My problem is childcare--which is why your gym sounds perfect. Keep it up!

  2. You'll like it once you get into it. I hate the days when I don't get to go - I can feel the difference. Building up my muscles has given me so much energy, it's amazing. I can actually see some of my mucles through the fat now, which is cool. Who knows what I'll look like in a year if I keep it up. I've already gone from a size 20 to a 14.

  3. The trick I've found to making sure you actually use your membership is to schedule it into your day. You just tell yourself you have to go every day... or every M-W-F and you JUST DO IT. Make it an appointment... and remind yourself that you've already paid for it. That's what's always worked for me! Good luck!