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Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Today is a trophy day. Today, my husband and I went to the gym. An actual gym!

We found out that for my husband's online course, he was required to have a gym membership. This class was required for him to have a full load of classes. The community college has a relationship with the YMCA, and we were able to get a Family membership without paying the $100 start up fee. We went to sign up and for the tour on Monday. My favorite part? There is "family swim," or "open swim" at about 7pm most weeknights.

Tonight, we went, checked my little boy into the nursery, and did some cardio. I started slowly. I spent 20 minutes on the elliptical followed by 4 minutes on the stair step machine. I know four minutes is pathetic, but it about killed me - it was considerable harder than the elliptical and I was completely out of breath after that four minutes. My goal is to do the machine enough that I can climb the three flights of stairs at work without being embarrassingly out of breath.
My husband did about half an hour split between elliptical machines of two different types.
We picked up our son and got into our swim gear and spent another 20 minutes playing with our son in the pool. It was a great way to end our workout and we walked out feeling like we had so much more fun than just sitting in front of the TV or computer.
Our goal? At least 3 days a week (or more depending on my husband's class requirements)

Wish me luck!
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    Four minutes is four minutes! I'm starting out slow too, and it's amazing the simple changes in such a short amount of time.

    Congrats on the gym membership.
    2698 days ago
    Good Luck!! It sounds like you have a good mix of work and fun. What better way to stay motivated? emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2698 days ago
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