On the Road Back to Fitness

OK.  I’ve alluded to this before in another post and it’s only DAY ONE.  However….

This is it.  I’m pumped, I’m motivated, I’m going to do it this time!

I joined Lifetime Fitness today and swam laps for the first time in just ages.  It felt incredible!  When we were kids the six of us girls were regulars almost everyday at our local pool and we loved it.  So swimming this afternoon brought back a flood of good memories of those sun-drenched days!

The facility is just a few months old and it is simply amazing.  There are two laps pools, an open swim area for the little ones and a huge outdoor pool.  I swam that first lap and my heart was racing.  I’m small and petite but apparently quite out of shape!  I’m already formulating fitness goals vis a vis swimming targets to help me firm and tone this old bod of mine.  (Goal # 1:  Complete one lap without having to rest!)

The saunas (both dry heat and steam) are sweet and so is the hot tub — all of which are located in the women’s locker room.  (Assume the men’s locker room is similarly appointed — I didn’t check!)  Hot tubs are also situated poolside both indoors and out.  The outdoor pool is surrounded by dozens and dozens of chaise lounges for sunbathing. The locker rooms boast beautiful wood-grain lockers and there is a steady supply of fresh towels, toiletries and hair dryers. 

I’m excited about taking advantage of my new membership: the lap lanes, the saunas and hot tubs, the wide assortment of exercise equipment and a variety of free classes.  Another bonus will be meeting new, fitness-minded friends.  Maybe I’ll even convince my husband to join as well!

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  1. This is interesting..As I plan to work on the same. I am calling it forty days and forty nights. I start tomorrow. This is the time frame where I will work on making some changes. I too am petite but have too much middle. I don’t like it…I wish you well on this…Today I did ride my bike. Because I was on my older bike, there is a hill with a slight incline and I couldn’t ride up it and had to walk.

    • Thanks for the comment! I have too much in the middle as well. It’s been a problem pretty much my entire life. No illusions of a washboard stomach. Too late for that I’m afraid! But getting stronger, being more active and eating better — those are more manageable goals and healthier in the long run. Good luck to you as well!

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