Monday, January 14, 2013
Well, I finally went back to the gym today. I realized that I've been paying for that membership, and I'm not so wealthy that I can afford to throw away $30 a month for no reason! Plus, with no insurance, being fit and healthy is critical!
So I dropped the girls off, and hit the gym.
I discovered some unpleasant changes.
My favorite trainer, an ex-marine who taught boot camp classes, is gone now. They no longer hold classes for less then 3 or 4 people... if there's only two, sorry, you're out of luck! They've also change the hours for the classes that ARE there to 9:00 instead of 8:30.
So, I have to design my own routine now instead of relying on the guidance of a class. Sigh. I don't mind, I have the resources to do it, but it would have been nice to know that beforehand. So, I hit the weights, and did maybe 15 minutes on the treadmill after to round it out. I'm proud of my workout. It was a bit unpolished, but I challenged myself, used the heaviest weights I could tolerate, and I can feel it in my shoulders and hamstrings. I even hit the stair stepper for about 5 minutes.
So, while I'm annoyed that my classes aren't there, this does mean I can go to the smaller gym closer to my house (and by closer, I mean walking distance) because the main reason I went to the bigger one was for the classes.