Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Gold's Gym

I just won an auction for a six-month membership to my local Gold' Gym. I'm pretty excited, but I'm also nervous. I've never worked out at a big gym with lots of people around. However, there is childcare and classes... I may not be taking showers there, but there is a sauna, which would be wonderful.

I'm looking forward to getting rid of the weight I've packed on from my latest pregnancy, then more recently with the hamstring injury, and subsequent steroids and medications. Should I do the whole before/after pic thing? I may, but you probably won't see either of them until the after is taken! LOL I'm sorta shy about it, I guess.

Yay for my first shaky steps back to good health!

Inspirational quote that I really like:

"At the beginning, if I strayed from my diet, I'd start over again on Monday. Now, I get back to healthy eating at the very next meal."

Lacy Boggs as quoted in Shape Magazine, April 2009

I like this because it take the sense of failure out of slip-ups. You really do get a chance to make healthy choices with every bit of food you put in your mouth. If you made a mistake, the next meal is your next chance to get back on track.



Candi said...

Good for you. It sounds like someone is trying to help you get back on your feet. Thinking of you...

Anonymous said...

I'm proud of you for being so motivated! It sounds like a really good deal. I think that before picture is a good idea, simply because if you're anything like me, I lose sight along the way. I'm constantly told by my father lately how much weight I've lost, but then I look in the mirror and I can't tell. A before picture would have helped.

Jeannie said...

Candi, thanks!

Puck, thank you! It's hard, but I've just gotten out of hand with the recent hamstring thing and finally, I've gotten to the point where I feel I MUST do something. As for the pics, I use a computer program called DietPower. I put my weight in every day and the food I eat and it lets me know how many calories I can eat to safely lose the weight I want to lose. So, looking at that at every meal, I have a good motivator to keep going as I see my weight go down. Just before I had my second son, I used this program and lost 30 pounds. But, then I just couldn't bring myself back to it afterward. Now, I feel more ready to get healthy. :)

I want to see an after pic when you get one, ok? :D