Wednesday, December 12, 2007

back on track

Last night I made the best decision I’ve made since moving here. I joined a gym. After a year and a half of flab fluctuations and wishing I was motivated enough to use the apartment amenities more often, I finally faced the cold, hard truth. The keys to a fabulous and sweaty workout are: men and hundreds of pieces of equipment.* I need variety, and I need eye candy, people. Otherwise, I’ll be looking at the clock the whole time. On top of that, being surrounded by big screens and spandex is like a shot of steroids. I’m wired, and I’m ready to go. Last night was the perfect example. An hour and a half flew by as though it was ten minutes, and I would’ve stayed longer, but I knew I had to use my arms and legs today. There is a gym two blocks from my apartment and several others that are nearby, offering different class schedules and various sizes of facilities. I drove to a newer gym three miles away, and it was newer and much more spacious, so I may alternate between the two depending upon the day. Ironically enough, I would almost rather drive three miles than walk two entire blocks at a gradual incline (no parking at nearby gym). . but that is also because it’s getting cold outside, got all the way down to 42 today (that’s for you, Nebraskans:). I’ll have plenty of workout partners (if I want them) because two of my roommates and a couple of fun co-workers are members, too. I’m so anxious to get back in shape, the way I was before I moved. Actually, the way I was about a year before I moved. Yeah, that’s what I’m going for. Wish me luck!

*I suppose I should make a disclaimer here. I do not run around in tight pants and sports bras trying to get dates or even attention for that matter. But the heavy lifting I observe is a real motivator for me. And who wants to jiggle around the gym in front of cute guys? Or anyone? Not this girl.

6 comments:

k said...

yay for you!!

Heather said...

Good luck!!

Stacey said...

I think you look fabulous now, but good luck getting toned! Goodness knows I need it, too. But instead of getting motivated around all the hotties, I get completely embarrassed and want to hide - which is why I am not a gym member! :)

Anonymous said...

It is always good to stay in shape but honestly you look good!

s said...

i wish i had some workout buddies here. i can't get myself to get my but to the gym and i really need it, for my mental health if nothing else. GO YOU!

my life is brilliant said...

Yay! I love the gym! And it's so awesome to see what a difference it makes. You should take a picture of yourself now and look at it after a couple months at the gym. That'll give you even more motivation!