Monday, January 31, 2011

Gym-bunny? Or Gym-hippo?

Alright, I'll just come forward and admit it. I'm one of those people. Just like thousands out there, I'm celebrating a new year with a new gym membership. And just like so many others I'm planning to get in shape and hopefully lose some weight. I'm trying to set realistic goals. I try hard not to kid myself and maybe that's why I haven't had a gym membership since 2004. But now I feel ready!

I joined a huge gym because they had the best classes. If my reality was "Dodgeball" (movie from 2004), I signed up at Globo Gym but I would definitely feel more comfortable at Average Joe's. Or so I thought. I was pleasantly surprised that most people at the gym were regular folks with regular bodies. Of course there were gym-bunnies, but I was by no means the only gym-hippo.

Anyways, I did my initiation workout today. It wasn't that bad. I did the elliptical for about 40 min, while being distracted by "The Price is Right". I love how most of the cardio-machines have their own tv! Especially now when I no longer have cable at home. Hm... maybe I should schedule a workout during the Academy Awards...

After 40 min on the elliptical, I tried a machine I've never tried before. A step machine. Not the one with pedals, but a step machine with actual steps. OMG! It was so much harder than it looked! I did 10 min on it and I wasn't sweating as much as I was melting away. But if it's painful it has to be good, right?
Tomorrow, it's time for Zumba! I've never tried it before but it looks like fun. I'm actually looking forward to it. I'll keep you updated on my work-out progress. Hopefully I will not only be one of those people who made a promise, but one of those people who actually finds a healthier way of living. Only time will tell...

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