Gaining Momentum

Friday, May 11, 2012

I haven't blogged much recently, but I've been here! BLC is amazing... I highly recommend it!

Today I start a new chapter in my weight loss... I'm taking the fitness membership plunge! I have been very hesitant from the start of my journey to spend much $$ on weight loss. I knew that just buying a treadmill could mean I acquired a coat rack, and that jumping into a membership didn't mean I'd suddenly be motivated to exercise 5 days a week. However, I have IT band syndrome thanks to running too much too soon, and I need other forms of cardio to help me recover. The running I CAN do needs to be on a treadmill or softer surface like an indoor track. So... I visited all of the fitness centers around, and have chosen one with a pool and child care and lots of fitness classes. It's on the riverfront and has a beautiful view, and a huge hot tub surrounded with glass.. sauna, steam room.. lots of nice things for recovering sore muscles!

I am excited about starting this next chapter, but also nervous that I will flake out once the excitement has worn off. I am kindof a homebody, and it's about 13 minutes away (5 miles) so it's not far or anything, but I tend to be lazy about leaving the house if I don't HAVE to. That's the old me talking, though... "Get out of my head, Old Me!"

There is also an indoor AND outdoor water play area/zero depth pool with water slides for DS and some fun mommy and me classes. Winning all around!

So that is how I'm going to build momentum to lose these last 30 some lbs ... although right now I REALLY want to heal up this injury so I can run again. I was getting really hooked.

Oh, and keep tracking my food! I've been doing very well lately... no getting comfy and guessing!

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    I just now read this blog and I am sure you will use it to your advantage. I have found nice surroundings helps me want to keep going. I wish you all the best and will enjoy reading your blogs from now on. I have subscribed so i won't miss anything! All the best. emoticon
    2013 days ago
  • KSCRAP363
    I'm so excited to be joining you on BLC20!!!
    3099 days ago
    Meg SO glad you took the plunge and joined the health club. It will be a win/win. I think it will give you the variety that keeps you from getting bored and the alternatives when you can't run. I like that you can also get DS into the center for some active play and that only benefits you both.

    I agree about BLC. I have always said that it pushes me beyond what I would do on my own and that's a good thing in that I spent 3 decades on my own and you know what THAT got me!

    Glad you are gaining momentum. That 30 pounds is on the chopping block! Whittle it away!

    Press On!

    3216 days ago
    That sounds awesome!

    I can totally relate to being a home body because I am a home body 100% lol. I joined a gym near my job though that is pretty cheap and I go during my lunch hour. It def has taken me out of my comfort zone that's for sure :).

    Those mommy and me classes and water slides sound awesome! Your child is going to love that!

    Keep up the good fight! You can do this!
    3220 days ago
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