I haven’t done a “Thoughts from the Sauna” in a long time, but I’m going to have to change the title…I’ll explain in a bit. So, John and I wanted to get serious about getting healthier. We’ve been walking in the neighborhood and eating better. But we needed to build more lean muscle mass. On the way home from Kroger, there was an ad for Workout Anytime. It’s only $15/month and it’s open 24 hours. The special on the radio was the first month was free. I was thrilled! We called, and there was stipulation of course. It wasn’t going to be affordable with the enrollment fees. But we remembered that the Planet Fitness had some good deals. We looked it up, and it was only $1 for enrollment and only $10/month. We joined.
I haven’t been to any gym since June 1, 2012…until today. 🙂
Planet Fitness boasts that it is a “judgement free zone” and let me tell you…I never felt so comfortable in a gym…even the gym I was a member of for 3 years. I did have a moment of anxiety walking to the doors, but I’m so glad that it went away when we went in. We finished our registration and recieved our FREE t-shirts, and changed to workout.
We did some strength exercises. John has never really understood the purpose of strength training and building lean muscle, so I taught him some of my knowledge…and we did the abdominal crunch machine…we each did a set of 100! I was very proud of him.
Then, my favorite thing…cardio! We walked/light jogged on the treadmill for 30 minutes…and the recumbent bike for 15 minutes.
It felt good. It felt familiar. Hurray for healthy living! 🙂