Well I took the plunge on Friday and I joined a gym. I have been a member of gyms off and on since I left high school, but I haven't been a member since my son was about 2 and he now is about to turn 10 (scary).
Well I was driving past one on my way to the library the other day and decided to go in and check it out on Friday when it was too rainy to run outside. Since last spring when I started getting healthy again, I have been mostly working out on my own. I have been walking, rollerblading, biking, doing wii fit, swimming, skiing, and most recently running. I have been using the rec center for the few times I have been to an actual gym (or more often for the swimming). But I have been stuck at this weight for a few months now (give or take 5 lbs) and it is time to kick it up a notch yet again.
I am a bit nervous about the commitment, but I will just have to make sure that I make the best use out of it since I am investing $28 a month. I picked a gym that has lots of group classes, since that is one of the big things that I want to do at the gym. As the weather gets nicer I will want to be out running, blading and biking. Since I am training for the sun run I need to make sure that I get outside and run as often as I run on the treadmill.
So tonight is the big night where I meet my trainer, weigh in and measure. I am a bit nervous about it since I think that I will have gained some weight. I tried to be extra good on the weekend but that just puts pressure on me and I did eat a few bad things. No matter what the numbers are, it is a starting point to the next step in my journey.
I will come back tomorrow and post the measurements and some new goals!