Friday, May 21, 2010

FYI

I did keep the gym membership.  And it's been great! As soon as I put on my blog that I had done it but wasn't sure about it, I had a friend say "I'll do it with you!" and at that point I realized, hey, this could be really fun. Now Cash is happy that he gets to see his buddy there every time we go, I'm happy that I get to work out, even happier that I get to do it with friends, happy to get a break from the kids...and even the twins are happy at least 60% of the time when I pick them up.  :)  But hey, they cry all day no matter what they're doing, so at least someone else can listen to it for an hour.

It's also nice that since there are so many of us, it's not even like I'm sticking them in there with a bunch of strangers - there are kids from church and our playgroup that they're already familiar with, so it's just like playgroup without the parents.

But wow, I really do better when someone else is motivating me since this is definitely up in intensity from what I do on my own. Within the first week or two I'd been to kickboxing, spin. yoga, toning classes, water aerobics and who knows what else. I have yet to attempt the belly dancing or Latin dance classes since I will look like an extremely white and gawky fool next to a whole room full of real Latinas, but maybe I'll get up the nerve soon. Anyhow, I wish all this gym time meant I was turning into a fine specimen of lean-ness and muscle, but hey, you can't wish for too much.

10 comments:

AnnaMarie Ferrell said...

Go Jen! I'm so jealous! As soon as we move/don't move and find out where that is, I'm going to join a gym!

Anonymous said...

Sounds great for all! Those boys don't cry all day -- you exaggerate, or are too tired.

Love, Grammy

Safire said...

Yay for you!

Sharon said...

I had just started writing a post on the same subject! You beat me to it! I am enjoying it too! Samuel told me today at Costco that Cash is his best friend! (So cute!)

Jesse said...

love it, love it!!!! I'm so glad you decided to keep it. Sounds like it's just what you needed :)

Jesse said...

this is sarah btw not jesse. but I bet he'd love it too :)

Jenilee said...

Sounds like a great decision. I am so glad it is working out so well.

Melanie said...

Yeah for the gym!!! Doesnt it feel great to get out and do something productive. Thats great the kids have instant friends!

Goeb Life said...

Good for you! I am starting prenatal yoga on Thursday night. Wish I had a partner too.

H. said...

I'm so glad that worked out for you (no pun intended). I look forward to having enough time to really exercise again. Now I'm pretty much getting my exercise by packing and lifting boxes as we get ready to move. BTW, do you really only have a year left in Florida, or am I confused?