Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Off to the gym we go

This is me as a warrior!  That is what I am turning into!  A workout warrior!  Tuesday night, Kristen and I went to check out some gym memberships that would be good for the whole family.  I had already belonged to one that was on a month to month basis that I am now going to give up since we have now joined one that all of us can go to.  We ended up joining the YMCA. Let me tell you these new YMCA's are not your old ones!  The one we joined is BEAUTIFUL.  It has every kind of weight machine and free weights and cardio machines you can think of.  They also have lots of aerobic classes that you can take also, along with yoga, pilates and boot camp!  (I want to do that boot camp one!)  The boys are all very excited about joining cuz now they will be able to go play basketball and swim if they want to also.  They can also work out in the weight area.  I have to say that I was also very impressed with the price.  It was very reasonable considering there are 6 of us in the family.  It would work out to less than $10 each a month.  Mark and I are going tonight at 5:30 to have our little tour of the weight machine area and to have our selves set up with the fitlinx system.  I just loved this idea and I can't wait to get set up with it.  You sign into the main computer in the room and then each machine (weight or cardio) you use, you sign your number into it and it records everything  you do into your fitlinx.  You can pull up a weeks worth of what you did or a month or a year.  I love it!  I can't wait to get set up with it.  Kristen had her little class with it last night, she is only able to use the cardio machines until she is 13 and then she will have to take a class on how and which weights she can use.  She was very excited about being able to use the stationary bikes!  So we will all be able to head off to the Y whenever we want now.  And hey, I only work one job now and have the time in the evening to work out so I will be looking awesome in no time!  BTW  I have lost 15 pounds since starting to train for the marathon!  Bikini here I come!!!

7 comments:

lv2trnscrb said...

WTG on the 15 pounds, Linda!! that is fantastic!! you know, I think the YWCA is an excellent place to have a membership since it is so family oriented!!! enjoy your work outs!!! you are doing soo good!!

betty

imgr8phil said...

It's fun to be at the Y-M-C-A, it's fun to be at the Y-M-C-A.  Sorry, Seventies flashback, those damn Village People!  LOL  Take care and have a good Thursday.

Phil

princesssaurora said...

Good for you with the 15 lbs!  That is great!  I think the marathon is crazy... but getting in shape is great!!!  Yay for you all!

be well,
Dawn
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whatafinegrl said...

Good for you!!!
I am so nervous about joining a gym. It's kinda dumb that I am but I am LOL.
Have a great weekend

ekgillen said...

WTG on the 15!!!!!!
Gillie

lattedah711 said...

I bet YMCA has changed.  I don't work out, but maybe if there was a place I felt comfortable going to I would.  I just wouldn't know where to begin.  That is really cool that you and the family do this together.  I like your determination too.  :)
http://journals.aol.com/lattedah711/lattedah/    Tracy

linnpooh said...

I didn't get this alert....I'm glad I decided to check and see if you had written!!! ARGH!!!!!!
Anyhow, congrats, congrats, congrats on the 15 pound loss Linda....that is awesome!!!!! I'm so proud of you for joining the Y and getting yourself healthy through exercise too.....you rock!!!!

Keep up the good work, we can do this Linda....We WILL do this!!!

Pooh Hugs,
Linda