Monday, November 28, 2011
Ok, so I'm starting a new journey this time. I've been floating between the 155 and 160's since I first got down to 155. If I'm being honest with myself...the 155 and 150's didn't last more than a month. I'm ashamed to say that I didn't have much faith in myself that they would, and I did sorta just give up.
Thankfully I've been able to stay within 10lbs of my goal weight. However, I think I want to change my goal weight. I liked myself at 155 but I really think a few more pounds would be a good idea for me. My problem is I'm large chested - which means no matter what I do, I'll probably always look a little bigger than I truely am. Don't get me wrong - I am NOT complaining. I enjoy the curves, but wouldn't mind a bit more muscle and toneing.
I am quitting my gym membership at my beloved Aspen Athletics club. Not because they do anything wrong - in fact I think they are top of the line as far as gyms go in Des Moines. It's just really expensive and I'm not into athletics like a lot of those memebers are. I'm not looking to be a body builder, or be a better sports player. I simply enjoy the treadmill and a bit of weight training. I don't need a fluffy gym for all that I do. So, I'm signing up with Planet Fitness tomorrow. It's definately more my style. I like to glance at TV's on the mill, but get sick when i have one on the mill and I'm watching it while I jog. Planet Fitness just has them up on a wall rather than on each treadmill. A step down for some people, but just perfect for me. They have a 30 minute circuit training section, free personal training, tanning, red light room, with membership. What I will miss most about Aspen is the free childcare. PF doesn't have any childcare at all, yet they are open 24 hours a day. My littlest goes to pre-school half the day and I work a lot, so I should be spending my morning hours with her rather than the gym anyway. So like I said, it's a perfect fit for me. It's got me boosted again with regard to my fitness too. I'm busy trying to use my Aspen membership to the full this last week, and I'm excited to try out PF! It's a win-win all the way around. I'm one of those weirdo's who loves gyms. I always have, so new one is always exciting!
Through quitting Aspen though, I had a great representative tell me how a good personal trainer would benefit me. Their program comes with a Body Bugg online food monitoring system. I could purchase the Body Bugg arm band seperately. I'd love one, but with my cheap skate ways - I realized that with the exception of the actual arm band - Spark People does most of what the Body Bugg website would do with regard to food and exercise tracking. So I'm excited to save myself some money by doing my own program through Spark People. Over and over again, I'm always realizing what a valuable site this truely is!