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Checked out the local fitness center

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Hubby and I checked out the local fitness center. To join a YMCA, we'd have to drive 20 minutes for the nearest one. Our small town has a small, locally owned fitness center run by some friends of ours. It has some ellipticals, treadmills, recumbent bikes, and different weight machines. I think we are going to join. Our three teenagers would be able to use the equipment in addition to Hubby and myself, and it's only three blocks from my house. I tried out the treadmill tonight, and am counting that as my workout. I wasn't planning on working out today. My chest is a little congested, but ended up doing 20 min on the treadmill. A few minutes of that was jogging. I tried various speeds and inclines. I've never been on a treadmill before, if you can believe that. I like that I can continue jogging in hot or cold weather, or change to the elliptical if my knees are bothering me.

All of this is part of a deal I made with Hubby. He's been trying to get me out shooting guns (targets, not hunting) for years. I believe in gun safety, and he's taken the kids out to teach them gun safety. Our two oldest have also participated in a gun safety class offered at school. I have always been too scared to actually shoot myself. I bargained with him. I will go shooting with him if he gets in shape: including eating right and exercising. NO MORE VISUALIZING!!! Hubby agreed!! He thinks it will help me to get out to exercise more, and this fitness center is open to its members 24/7. We can go anytime.

I think I'm getting the better part of our deal!
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