I promised myself when I reached the weight of 150lbs I would join a gym and work with a personal trainer, and learn how to use the gym correctly to avoid any future injuries that would end up derailing my efforts. I didn't actually think I would get to 150 lbs before going off my diet, so it was sort of an empty promise. Well, I surprised myself, and was good on my promise. The gym, with all those incredibly fit people, is wayyyyyy out of my comfort zone, but I'm there three times a week getting back into shape. Baby steps. My flexibility and strength are improving each week. I'm learning correct form and technique. The cost of the personal trainer is also wayyyy out of my comfort zone, but for once I'm doing something that benefits my health and not harms it. The money I'm saving from not going out to eat two or three times a week, and the savings from no junk food in the grocery bill probably covers the cost of the trainer. My woo hoo moment came the first day at the gym for the overall mobility assessment test. I failed. It was the best dose of reality and pushed me to commit to healing my body. I've since lost a few more pounds, a few more inches, but best of all I've gained flexibility, strength, and CONFIDENCE to walk through those gym doors!