So, I made the commitment to a gym. I hereby promise to work out at the gym at least 3 days a week for the next 48 weeks. Scary! But, in a good way. Yesterday I worked out for over an hour: on an eliptical, treadmill and the strength training machines. They have a room of women's only strength training machines away from the main floor, which is too cool because I always feel self-conscious on them. There was NO ONE in that room while I was there. They also have a small room off that room with a few cardio machines if you don't feel like exercising in front of a bunch of people, which is also good for me. Although, unfortunately all the treadmills are on the main floor. But, I didn't feel self-conscious in the least. The majority of the exercisers (of which there were about 20 at any given time) were overweight men. I only saw about 5 women the whole time I was in the gym. There were a few intimidating gym bunnies, but they were outnumbered so I felt safe.
All in all, it's a good gym. The main selling point was the free babysitting! Between 8am and 8pm, Monday through Thursday, and 8am to 6pm Friday, I can drop my two youngest kids off for babysitting while I work out. How cool is that?? So, even if hubby is out of town, I can still work out. Its a no-excuses gym :). They have good hours too - 4:30 am to 11:00 pm most of the week. No excuse there, either, then.
The money was pretty high, but worth it if I can finally reach my ultimate goal. And I can pay for it plus some just by working an extra hour each weekend. That's not hard, right?
Weirdly, despite my efforts yesterday, only my left calf is sore today. How does that happen?? It should at least be both calves, right?
Because I purchased the membership through my health insurance, my membership doesn't officially start until midday tomorrow. So, no working out today. Which, I'm actually disappointed about. I'd be at the gym right now if I could. I hope that sentiment lasts!!