I Did It!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Today I bit the bullet and joined a gym.

After posting yesterday about how terrible I felt I figured this was this best way to fix that! It's nice to be able to take control of one aspect of my life and I am actually quite excited at the prospect of working out, getting toned and losing some weight!

The gym I joined is brand new and only opened on Saturday. It's only about a 5 minutes drive from home and is one of those 24/7 gyms so you can go whenever it suits you. I did a small cardio workout after I signed up and I felt so good afterwards (I still do). Guess I needed the endorphin boost!!

My plan is to hit the gym 3-4 times a week, plus whenever I am sitting at home feeling weepy or if I am unable to get to sleep then I want to jump in the car and go do a workout. I figure it's better to be slogging it out at the gym then sitting here feeling sorry for myself. So hopefully I will be feeling fit and fantastic in no time.

I haven't been a gym member since I was about 19. DH (well he was just DP back then)  and I both joined and we had a couple of friends who were members of the same gym so we could all keep each other motivated. I used to go 5-6 days a week and loved it. I only stopped when we moved too far away from the gym for it to be practical to keep the membership. Have been contemplating a new gym membership for quite some time now, so this new gym opening so close to home was perfect timing!!

It's nice to be feeling so positive and excited about something in my life for a change.


Lindsay said...

I love the posivity and drive to do something good for you. I hope you find a good routine that helps you work through your stress. Thats fantastic that it is so close!

New Year Mum said...

Sounds like a great idea... I wish I had your motivation :) Feeling positive is always such a great way to get things done and time will fly up to your appt with the new FS xoxo

The Life Tourist said...

Kudos to you! I'm taking the next two cycles off to get myself back into shape because the meds and the stress have just completely worn me down. I'm excited for the both of us to get more healthy! =)