On Monday – Greg and I joined a gym. It’s the first time for Greg – the second for me. I belonged to “Curves” for 2 years – and then got bored as many do – when you do the same thing for that long. Last year was a very stressful “new season” of our lives – which included my husband quitting his job after 13 years at the same church – and our daughter getting married. We were just trying to make his “new business” get off the ground – and get our daughter married off – there was little time to really have a good and regular “workout” routine. I am also a “fair weather” walker – and living in Seattle – well….you get the idea. My husband had been very regular about his workouts on his treadmill – until it broke several months ago. I hadn’t gone near the stupid thing since over a year ago falling off of it – yeah – it wasn’t pretty. The thing ended up traumatizing me and I haven’t wanted anything to do with it since.
So….we really needed to get WITH IT!!! And get back into the program. There is a pretty new LA Fitness in our area – complete with all the “state of the art” equipment – a swimming pool – sauna – and my personal favorite – the HOT TUB!!! Oh yes. I plan to spend some time in that FOR SURE!!! I am even going to take a Zumba class that my friend, Jackie leads. My daughter and I will dance our way to fitness – if it KILLS US. And for me – it probably will.
Today Greg and I went in and had a consult with a personal trainer (a most impressive young man who used to play for the Seahawks – until he was injured) who showed us how to use the equipment and what workouts would be the best for us – working weights on 3 different days a week and allowing muscle groups to rest in between – cardio everyday after weights. He was very nice and VERY patient – I can assure you – it is difficult to show me anything – as I have a million questions and think everything and everyone is HILARIOUS! But being as we cannot afford a personal trainer – wow are they EXPENSIVE!!! – we wanted to find out all we could FOR FREE and so he was kind enough to write down many things for us to try – and we will be taking all his suggestions to heart.
Greg and I plan to do this together. There is NO WAY I’m going to the club by myself with all the interesting guys in there – and I’m not really all that comfortable with the whole “weight training” thing – it will be helpful to have my big handsome husband to look out for me – and the sleazy guys ☺If there are any. I plan to use the elliptical – instead of the treadmill (for the above stated reason) for cardio – my daughter LOVES the bike – but I’m not sure it I will. There is a cycling class that apparently will kick your behind! Not sure I’m ready for that ☺
It all seems a bit overwhelming – but I’m looking forward to trying it – and seeing the results too♥ The water aerobics seem fun too. There was only one guy and about 40 women in the class this morning. Greg says he thinks the guy will be back ☺
Have a great day!