Amanda and I started our free trial at the new gym today. We were initially going to join a gym last month, but the costs were a bit high, but we were willing to pay them, especially with the wedding coming up in 3 months. We found another local gym that was a lot cheaper long term and didn’t seem to have so many juice heads when we went to visit it. I figured a one week trial and going there between 5-7 would give us a good idea of what type of people are in there and if it’s too crowded or not.
Back in the day, I would have no care in the world how crowded it was or what kind of people were there, but that’s when I was about 210 with a six (ok, maybe only a 4 pack) and was lifting like a champ and running 2 miles without breaking a sweat. I now break a sweat just thinking about going to the gym.
I am getting married on July 13 of this year, so I obviously want to lose weight for that, but I don’t want to stop going to the gym once the wedding is over because I know the weight will come right back off. I have a very intense weight loss goal and I think that I can reach it within 90 days, but it’s going to be tough. I am going to be doing two-a-days, which I haven’t done since high school. The reason that I am doing this is because Amanda likes to just get a little treadmill in and that’s really it. I will walk on the treadmill for an hour when I go with her, and when I go in the mroning times, I will do my more intense workouts. That’s the plan, but sticking to it is always the issue.
I must admit, there is not much better than being in a gym, working out and taking a look at the Dexcom and seeing your blood sugar come down from an all day higher than goal number. It’s also amazing how much more energy I have after just one day of going to the gym. Coming home and writing a blog post here, and doing some copy editing for a few of my other sites, and getting a fair amount of additional work done.
Day one was a success, but let’s see how long I can keep the success rates up.
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