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Back to the gym!

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Today was my first day back in a gym. I was a member at Sport and Health several years ago but finances made it difficult to keep my membership so I just started working out at home. There is absolutely nothing wrong with working out at home. As a matter of fact I've done great. I prefer exercising alone but I'll admit that the energy in a gym setting is motivating. Today I met with a trainer who helped me set some goals and asked a bunch of questions to help figure out how to reach them. She had me do some some tests and found that I am very stiff in my upper back. I could have told her that but never realized how much it effects how I exercise. She taught me some new stretches. It looks like I need to invest in a foam roller. It felt wonderful! After meeting with her I hit the treadmill and got a good run in. I haven't run in over a month. I missed it. I also did some strength training. Next Monday I will meet again with the trainer to help me set up a routine to get me started towards my goals. Excited! This is going to be so helpful with BLC24 right around the corner.
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  • LJOYCE55
    Sounds very productive.
    2429 days ago
    Hope all is going well for the new year! We have 361 days to get it right in 2014 and I am sure you will! emoticon
    2663 days ago
  • no profile photo CD14162141
    That's super! I miss going to the gym but right now it's not in the budget. It's great that the trainer is able to help you identify weaknesses and give you some strategies for improvement! Keep up the good work!
    2664 days ago
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    2665 days ago
    I love to workout at home but it's all an individual choice. I saved a lot of time, money and I stick to my workout more at home. What's most important is working out and I am glad you are back at it!

    Have a great week and keep up the good work! emoticon
    2665 days ago
  • LJOYCE55
    Just as you say, there is something motivating about going to the gym. I exercise more regularly when I have a membership, so I plan on belonging whenever my time, location, and finances allow. Hope you like it as much as I do.
    2665 days ago
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