Wednesday, March 30, 2011


Recently, I agreed to do a fitness challenge with my roommate Megan. We joined LA Fitness and we currently have a 6 day gym schedule. Since I started going to the gym, I feel AWESOME! I lost 7 pounds in the first three days. We meet with a personal trainer twice a week and we have been trying all kinds of classes like cardio kickboxing, cycling class, and tonight it is Aqua fit and Latin Heat. It's gonna be great. Although I hurt in many places that I didn't know existed, it's a hurt so good kind of pain.

Since going to the gym, I have noticed that my thighs are shrinking (!!) and I have a lot more energy. In the same beat, however, I find myself to be ravenously hungry all the time because my metabolism is increasing and my muscles need some food. I have learned that I am becoming more flexible, I sleep better and I can do things longer that I was previously able to. All around I feel great. I really like the set up of the gym too. It is a lot easier to go to the gym when you like the gym you are going to. I had a membership at 24 Hour Fitness once and that was not the gym for me. I hated their layout and they had huge membership and cancellation fees that I do not have at LA Fitness.

I was never able to justify spending the money on a gym membership previously. Going for myself was never a good enough reason for me to get my ever widening butt in the gym. Now that I have a little one, I realize that I am now doing this for the both of us. I want to watch him grow and become old. If I am overweight, can hardly breath, suffer from arthritis, have face cancer- whatever, I am not going to be able to be the type of parent that I want to be to him. Hail is more than enough justification now to be willing to paying the membership so that I can spend a longer, healthier life with him. After seeing how easy it was to lose the first ten lbs, I have set myself a very specific, realistic goal and hopefully kickboxing and latin heat will help me get there. Ole!


Mandy said...

Good for you!! Once I get to feeling better, I am going to do the same thing!

Anonymous said...

Oh girl-I so need to do this. I don't have anyone to do it with though. When I was working a regular job, my coworker and I were both dieting and we both lost over 50 lbs each. Of course, that is when I got pregnant and it all went downhill from there. I regained my 50 plus another 25. UGH!

Mia@ Freebies and Cheapies said...

OOPS-did not mean to not put my name and I came up as anonymous! LOL!!

North Bank Story said...

You are great!


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