Tuesday, July 23, 2013
My husband and I are back at LA Fitness. I was a member of this tiny little gym very near my office. It was $20 a month and I would show up at 5am, workout until about 6am, shower, change and get ready for work. That would mean getting up at 3:30am to make it across town. It had cardio, strength machines and a *very* small crossfit area. That's it. I really liked it and it served it's purpose until it didn't anymore. :) But, my husband convinced me that it was time to go back to LA Fitness. They have huge locker room areas, a pool/Jacuzzi, spin class, yoga class, crossfit, Zumba and so much more. I'm really ready to kick it into overdrive.
I've got this vegan thing down. It's not bothering me one little bit to have no meat or dairy products. In fact, I'm loving it. I don't feel deprived even a little. It was the same thing when I quit soda back in January. I don't even miss it. I think that's how I know that this time is different. This time I'm ready. All the times before, I THOUGHT I was ready. But really, all I knew was that I was tired of being fat. Tired of seeing my belly hang over my slacks when I sat down at my desk at the office. Tired of not being able to wear a swimsuit to the water park with my kids. Tired of feeling my thighs rub together when I walk. Just tired. This time it's different. I don't feel like I'm missing anything by giving certain things up. I feel like a weight (no pun intended) has been lifted. I feel light and motivated and energetic. I feel like if I don't do this NOW, then I won't do it at all and one day will lead to never and I'll always be unhappy with myself.