Saturday, May 05, 2012
Couldn't resist the gym rat terminology, never having been such a thing in my life! After my free week at the local fitness center I have signed on for the month of May. It's much cheaper to sign for longer, but I don't quite trust myself yet to keep going, especially in summer.
I am hurting today, but I suppose in a good way. Yesterday's fitness class was mostly strength training & my glutes & thighs know it! I went to 7 classes this week -- 2 were yoga and 1 was a Zumba Gold. I had never done zumba & may not again: (a) gold was aimed at older/more out of shape people so was too easy and (b) it was kind of boring. I love to dance, but preferably with a partner. Plus (c) I'm not fond of complicated choreography in my fitness routine. KISS works for me.
That said, I really enjoyed the other classes. It's a smaller place & everyone seems friendly & helpful. Class sizes ranged from maybe 18 down to an unusual 6 in Friday's yoga, so it's pretty easy to keep an eye on the instructor. I haven't had time or energy to try any of the cardio or strength machines yet. Heavier free weights is probably all I need to add, eventually. Obviously for the near future the classes are enough and I need the weekends off for recovery.
I am surprised not only by how alive & good it makes me feel (I anticipated that) but also by how it has already changed my eating patterns. I'm hardly ever craving junk but rather healthy foods! Weird, and I hope it lasts!
The only downside is that my morning walks have disappeared -- classes are 9 a.m. My friend won't walk before then & I'm not really up for it after. Hopefully I will get used to the classes soon & want my walk too; I miss the fresh air.
A big thank you to Spark friends who have left encouraging likes & comments on my feed along the way! Fingers crossed for the rest of the month.
p.s. Walked 18 days in April.