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I joined a gym!

Monday, April 07, 2014

Yes, you read that right... I joined a gym. For someone not into formal exercising at all this is something really weird. Now don't expect to see me in torture room anytime soon ~ we joined the gym to have access to the pickle ball court and the pool but who knows...stranger things have happened LOL
Pickle ball is a lot of fun and the bonus is getting a good workout from the running around, swinging the paddle. laughing and working up a good sweat. I know, ladies "glow", but after a few games of pickle ball, I'm dripping.

This past week we were on the court 3 times, the last time just DH and I, playing singles requires a lot more running around, so for the most time we play "kind" shots but hey, we have to practice the scoring shots as well for when we play with other teams. The most important thing is that we are have found a fun activity we can do together.

My eating has been fairly good this week but some of the leftover snacks from the party were my downfall, so no loss for the week, I'm still at 138.2 (have been higher during the week but that evened out again)

We were given some locally caught yellow tail, which resulted in fish ala Veracruzano.

I sauteed the fish in olive oil and topped it with a sauce of onions, garlic, peppers, a few jalepenos (we like spicy) and 1 cup of tomato sauce (2 tomatoes cut up and mushed with the stick blender) A true Veracruzano has olives in it as well but I was out of those.
The rice was plain white rice with some diced carrot and green pepper added for color.

The party snacks are all gone, so this week is back on track!!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
IRP1114 4/11/2014 6:17PM

    Congrats on jointing a gym. Sounds fun! Enjoy : )

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    Have fun! Any exercise that's fun, is one you'll do.

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TRANSFORM-ABBY 4/9/2014 6:49PM

    emoticon Have fun!

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BETRHO48 4/8/2014 1:35AM

    Great that you joined a gym and how fortunate that your DH is going with you.
emoticon Pickle ball sounds like fun, but I have no clue what it is.
YUM, the fish looks really good! Thanks for the photo.
What a great day you had.

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 4/7/2014 10:37PM

    That is great that you joined a gym and that you are able to do what you want to there.

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LINDA! 4/7/2014 5:04PM

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DLDMIL 4/7/2014 4:54PM


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READNKNIT 4/7/2014 2:01PM

    Good for you! I don't go to a gym either. I do my strength training with hand weights and my walking either outdoors (two days in a row now!) or on dvd with Leslie.

I don't think we have pickleball around here. You're the only person I've ever heard talk about it. Glad you're having fun! And, by the way, I don't "glow;" I sweat! emoticon

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MEXGAL1 4/7/2014 1:22PM

    Good for you! Hooray!
Boy does that fish ever look good. Yummy!
Go for it!

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JANTHEBLONDE 4/7/2014 12:31PM

    Woo hoo! I have to say first start out by saying your food looks so yummy! Pickle ball sounds like a lot of fun and it burns a lot of calories! Way to go girl! I think you're awesome!
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SKATER787 4/7/2014 12:26PM

    Wonderful. Congrats for joining the gym. You never know the torture room could become a pleasure heaven. It's good to lift some weight, not just for the muscles, but believe it or not, for the skins. Testosterone helps keep the number of layers of the skin. And weight lifting does good for testosterone. As always, great job with the fish.

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WALLAHALLA 4/7/2014 12:03PM

    We used to belong to a gym, but we are so busy running around to our son's activities that we weren't getting to use it. It turned into a huge waste of money. I still have hopes that we will be able to join again someday.

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MELTEAGUE 4/7/2014 11:57AM

    That looks so delicious! YUM!

Whoo HOoo on joining the Gym, no matter the reason! At least you have the facilities there to use if you feel like a change?

Sounds like you are becoming a pro with your Pickel ball!

So nice that you can play together! That is a bonus! emoticon

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