Posts Tagged 'exercise'

a better use of $40

dear world,

today, i am cancelling my wine club membership to apply that $40 per month to my shiny new gym membership. it seems a better use of the money, really.

here are my goals:

  1. go to the gym 4 times per week- twice on the weekend, after work on tuesday and before work on thursday
  2. swim twice per week and do some form of running/walking machine the other two
  3. sub out one of the above for a group class every once in a while (yoga, pilates, something else?)

i joined the gym on sunday and did 30 minutes on an elliptical machine. then, yesterday i went to the other location near my work with the full intention of doing my first swim for exercise in probably 10 years. i didn’t even bring sneakers because i though i might chicken out and just use a machine instead of getting in the pool. i found the gym. i found the parking lot. as i walked up to the front door, the first sign i see says “pool closed all week”. seriously? it’s posted everywhere at this facility. i had to go home because i didn’t have a back up plan. i felt crushed.

instead, i got up this morning and swam at the location closer to my house. MHM is on spring break so i could leave the kids home and not worry about it. i swam 900 yards in 30 minutes. i remember being able to do so much more than that, but for my first time in a long time, i feel satisfied by my effort. now, i just have to keep it up.

making time for myself,