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First Day at the Gym

Monday, August 15, 2011

Over the weekend my dear husband purchased a family membership at the local LA Fitness. Today after work DH went with me to the gym to look it over and become acquainted. The membership is in DH's name so I can only go as his guest. I am not sure that I like that. Anyway, I am usually an early morning exerciser so it was a little different exercising in the afternoon. To be truthful, I was afraid that something would happen and our "date" would be cancelled so I went ahead and did 40 minutes on the elliptical.

Anyway, we looked over some of the machines. Several weeks I downloaded a weight lifting app on my cell phone. The app has not been very useful in my home gym which only consists of dumbbells. I felt comfortable on the machines but not in the dumbbell section of the gym. There were all these guys there and I felt like I was invading their territory.

The next time I will be able to go to the gym will be on Saturday. I am looking forward to a spinning class. I watched the spinning class today and it looked very interesting.

Maybe I will finally lose those last 15 pounds by the end of the year to get to my goal weight.
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MFABER3 8/16/2011 9:29PM

    Hope all goes well on Saturday. Keep up the good work! I'm trying to talk hubby into an elliptical but at least I still have my treadmill.

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CHAOSTHEORY635 8/15/2011 11:32PM

    Don't be afraid of the free weights! Yes, that section is a sausagefest...but most of the guys in there DO NOT KNOW HOW TO LIFT! They are clueless and they don't even know it :) FWIW, I'm frequently the only woman in there, and the most disrespect I've experienced is some oblivious dude blocking my mirror space. Get yourself a legit trainer if it makes you more comfortable, and go for the heavy stuff! The free weights are SO MUCH BETTER FOR YOU than the machines :)

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