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It Is Over ~ And A New Challenge Begins

Friday, December 07, 2012

It is hard to believe that it is OVER. Curves in Yukon has Closed FOREVER. emoticon
My time at Curves has seen me lose over 170 pounds & more than 100 inches, and Gain too Many Friends to Count. I completed 954 Workouts, and Burned I don't know How Many Calories (average was about 350 - 450 per Workout).
I have been Blessed in Many ways by the Ladies at Curves over the past 3 and 1/2 years. I am going to miss so many of the Ladies, and though we have exchanged Phone Numbers and Address's, I know it won't ever be the same "Family" that it has been up to now.

I am glad that I have been a member of Anytime Fitness for 11 months. I have been using their Recumbent Bike, Treadmill, and Ellipticals in addition to my Curves Workouts.
I will be Branching Out to use their Weight Machines and try their Circuit Training. Yes, I am nervous about Other Members thinking that I 'Don't Belong' or that I am not 'Doing it right'. But I also know that most of them are too focused on Their Own Workout to think about what I am doing.

emoticon The Challenge now is to maintain the Lifestyle that I began at Curves. No Gym will ever be the same as it was at Curves. Even if some of the Curves Ladies join the same Gym, the atmosphere will never be the same. And I guess that has to be "OK".

I have been reading and talking to people about Body Building and Weight Training. I am starting to get Excited about this next Chapter in my Journey. Maybe a year from now I will be as Excited about the changes that I have seen at Anytime Fitness as I am about the changes I have seen in myself at Curves.

emoticon I will make the same Promise Today that I did on the First Day at Curves. I will give it One Year. I will be committed and treat it as a "Job". In 12 Months if I am not happy with the Results, I will look at other Options.

My Promise to Myself ~ And to YOU ~ is that the End of My Curves Membership is NOT the End of My New, Fit Lifestyle. Stay tuned for the Next Installment in My Story!!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
_LINDA 12/8/2012 10:58PM

    So very sorry you are losing your Curves, and before you could make a 1000 workouts and get that fabulous T-Shirt too :(( Yes, the company, music and staff were great there and I am missing going to mine too.
That Anytime Fitness looks like one of those Serious Gyms where the Pro Athletes and Bodybuilders might train. But you are doing right to get into some better strength training. Curves is great for beginners, but doesn't really take you to the next level which is Functional Fitness. That is moving with your weights and whole body rather than just sitting or standing and Isolating each muscle group. I met a nice young mother at Curves who quit after only six months saying she wasn't being challenged by the workouts anymore. She joined Gold's Gym.
Also, staying with the same thing so long, your body gets used to it and becomes very efficient at doing it and burns less calories. You will find that you will enjoy more toning with this new venture and perhaps muscle soreness as you try new things. I wish you all the best with this new path in your journey!!
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DGFOWLER 12/8/2012 11:07AM

    You are one of amazing lady. My first time on your page and I'm amazed at how far you have come and the determination you have to continue on. emoticon Donna

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LJR4HEALTH 12/8/2012 8:44AM

    That really stinks when your favorite workout place closes up but great that you have a back up gym I hear good things about Any time fitness

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KASEYCOFF 12/8/2012 2:58AM

    For the first time ever (!) I'm planning to join a gym right after New Year's - probably me and a gazillion other people, lol. But the knee surgeon does my final post-op check just before Christmas, and as long as he signs off, I'm good to go. I've toured the facility, and I like the looks of it. Like you, I figure other people are too busy paying any attention to what I'm doing, which is fine - I don't plan to pay much attention to what THEY're doing, either.

I'm a little worried I'm going to end up 'working out' for five minutes then saying 'That's it, had enough, I'm worn out already.' And I'm a little worried I won't know which machine does what, how it works, what I need to do. I know they have trainers and assistants and so on available, but it's still kind of daunting.

I'll take a leaf from your book, hon: one year, and then I'll re-evaluate. Meanwhile, good luck, and keep us posted how you're getting on in the new place.

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ONEKIDSMOM 12/7/2012 7:24PM

    Change is sometimes hard. Learning to weather it is part of our success stories... and look how far we've all come. We shall Turtle On and Spark On... and find the joy in the changes, eventually! emoticon

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CATLADY52 12/7/2012 6:23PM

    emoticon You will be fine.

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REJ7777 12/7/2012 5:07PM

    There's always a period of grief when a door to something we love closes. But, it's great to read about your positive attitude towards the future, and the new friends, successes, challenges and adventures that await you! emoticon

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MEMORIES7 12/7/2012 4:36PM

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GINGER_BEAR 12/7/2012 4:35PM

    Uffda, it's hard to have to make a change like this but you have the best attitude toward it all. Sounds like this new gym has great workout opportunities. YOU GO GIRL!! I'll be watching for the next Chapter blog...

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DIET_FRIEND 12/7/2012 4:26PM

    Sorry Curves closed in your town. It closed in my town too, but we do have Anytime Fitness. I hesitate to join a gym myself. I think other people will see you working out and will be inspired if anything. I doubt seriously that your presence will "harsh their vibe". Keep on sparking. Your testimony is remarkable!

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