I am thankful to share slices of my life with Two Writing Teachers (http://twowritingteachers.wordpress.com/) each week.
Yesterday morning I woke up and knew I had to do something. I had to research the Curves locations near me and sign up. I use to belong to Curves. In fact, I had recorded more than 950 work outs up until the time I quit my membership last January.
I quit at the beginning of the year. I Lack of motivation.. I know that seems counter intuitive. Isn’t January the month of resolutions and new exercise programs?
For a moment my husband thought he’d want to join a club so we could work out together. It never happened.
Then I thought I would walk before school, at lunch and on weekends. It rains A LOT in the northwest. So that didn’t pan out in a consistent way.
I could feel the cholesterol rising and the fat cells growing.
Groupon provided me with a 30 day pass to a Bikram Yoga studio (which I LOVE, call me crazy) but it’s 90 minutes and do I really have 90 minutes two-three times a week. That will need to be for when I win the lottery or retire in a few years. Probably retirement will win.
Summer came and I finally, finally was able to walk almost every day for a one or two miles with the dog. He loves to walk. It was a pretty rain free summer.
And then it was August, school, and September. Promises that I would get up and walk before school as the days shorten, the rain returned. I got a mini- trampoline. That worked for awhile.
But yesterday I woke up and I knew I had to return to what was successful: Curves. I love getting up in the morning and working out with women for thirty minutes. Luckily there are two clubs the same distance from my house. The one I left and a new one. I chose the new one. I realized that part of my discontent was due to the fact that my old club sold and the new owner was not the former.
Today I woke up and exercised. The new club is energetic and motivating. I need that. To walk in and be greeted with warmth and laughter was fabulous. Those cholesterol levels don’t stand a chance.