Thursday, March 22, 2012

I joined a gym

Yes, I joined a gym.  I was exercising off and on at home, but I was frustrated because I don't have the space, don't have the equipment I wanted to use, when I am home I always find something else that needs to be done instead of work out, and mostly I just don't push myself when I am here at home.  I printed off a free 5 day pass to a local gym and tried it out.  I was DYING to try a Zumba class.  It was super fun!!!  Very much like doing Just Dance for an hour straight.  Then, I printed out a 3 day pass to the other local gym and tried it and some other classes there.  I tried a class called Body Flow, which is a mix of Yoga, Tai Chi and Pilates.  I felt SO great after that class!  Seriously.  I just felt good.  I have to admit though, Yoga is not for fat people.  I do the stretches as far as I can, but my belly gets in the way of doing most of it.  Oh well, it will come.

So, going for a couple weeks made me really want to sign up, but I decided I just didn't have the money and thought I'd try something else.  I know a lot of people that use the church building and get a bunch of ladies together and work out there.  I checked into it at my church building and it was a big no.

This same week we got braces for Sweet G and the payments turned out to be half of what I thought they would be for the first 6 months.  The other half was the exact amount of a gym membership for me and the boys (in the kid's care), so SCORE!!  Sign me up, baby!!!

She's so cute!!!
I chose the second gym, even though it's a little farther.  (just a few minutes)  They have a pool and include family swim days.  And they are known for their fabulous classes.  The biggest reason was that the other gym had a lot more fees and the one I chose just had you pay the first month and start going.

So far, so good!  I have been going faithfully, the boys LOVE it, and I love it!!  I am more motivated to eat well after I have worked out.  It keeps good eating on my mind.

The other day I went and did my work out, promising myself a "treat" when I was done.  My treat was a soak  in the hot tub there.  Oh yeah, I did.  And then after the hot tub I floated around in the pool, without having to worry where any kids were or getting splashed in the face!!  It was AMAZING!  I left feeling so awesome.  Totally worth the membership just for that day.  :)


Jen said...

I LOVE going to the gym, and so do the kids.
With this pregnancy i can't go, and i sooo need the release of stress, so it stinks :(

But after the baby comes and i'm ready again, oh boy, i can't wait to get back!
It's amazing how exercise just makes you feel good, and losing the wanted weight is a bonus:)
Keep it up!

Salsa Mama said...

Thanks for the encouragement! You are a good example for me to just keep going. Maybe you need a pedicure to help relieve some stress... :) I probably owe you one anyway! ;)

Adriana said...

Yay!!!! I'm so happy that everything worked out so you could go to the gym. I love it!!!! It's my "me" time... I go 6 time a week:):) Enjoy it!!!!!