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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

My New Gym

Since it's becoming a little too chilly to take a daily walk around the lake, a couple of friends and I joined a new gym on the western shore.  We got quite a deal on the membership because they gave us a "family" membership, even though we don't live together.  All of us are dedicated to going a few times a week, which is good because the trainers we met with on Monday told me that I still had about 15 pounds to lose, off of the ten I've lost since eating primally for a few weeks.  The goal is to replace my body fat with lean muscle, which I am really looking forward to.  My goal weight is a weight that I've never been before in my adult life, which makes it a little daunting. What else is neat about this membership is that my per month fee is completely reimbursed by my health plan, as long as I go to the gym at least twice a week.  So basically, I've paid 80 bucks for full use of a gym (and its lap pool!) for a few years.  

One class that I'm dedicated to attending is yoga.  I don't want to spend 40 minutes a day on the treadmill, then run through the weight machine circuit.  I really want to focus on flexibility, long-distance endurance (like walking a few miles a day), and bodyweight training.  Yoga seems to be a great way to focus on core strength and flexibility.  My friends and I took our first class this morning, and it totally wore me out.  My muscles feel fatigued but in a relaxed, not strained, way.  My joints also feel a lot more relaxed than they did before.  I can't wait to go back on Friday!  

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