Friday, October 17, 2008

Turning Up The Heat

Ok, my local challenge officially starts Monday. I've got to turn up the heat & really get moving & being more careful about what I'm eating. I'm not planning on doing any strict big change in diet, but just trying to be more careful & focus on eating healthy, natural foods over the processed, sweet & fatty foods. The exercise is where I really plan on trying to make a big difference - I called our rec center today & found out that it would only be $8 more a month to go from my husband's individual membership to a family version. We get a considerable discount since he teaches in the county school system. I'm really kinda excited because it looks like they offer several options in aerobic & yoga classes, they have spinning classes, a weight room, indoor pool (which it will be a while before I'm comfortable getting in a bathing suit around non-family members), an indoor track (which will be good because I'm having a hard time getting my usual walk in right now - it's still dark early in the morning & it's starting to get dark pretty early in the evening), & I know they have treadmills, ellipticals & the such. There could be more, but honestly I haven't checked it out yet. The best part . . . . . . . . . they have child care. I can actually go during the day with my kiddos & get in a good workout while they have supervised play. I don't have to wait till someone comes home, or get up at the "crack" of dawn to get exercise. I think it will be just what I need. I've hardly done anything this week. Tomorrow I'm heading out early to a large craft show - so I should get a LOT of walking in there. Tuesday night is the kick-off for the challenge - I'm really excited! I just hope I get on a friendly team that I'm not the 6th member & the other 5 all already know each other & planned on doing this together & I'm the big dork without anyone already. Good thoughts.

2 comments:

Tricia Jamison said...

i think joining the rec center is a great idea. it's really nice, and since you can do during the day, it won't be that busy, either. good luck with the challenge you signed up for....and so what if you are the sixth member and don't know them yet? you're doing this for yourself, not them. however, i don't think you'll even find yourself in an "odd man out" situation. the goal of the challenge itself will be common ground for you all!

Cammy said...

I envy you getting to go to the BB Craft Fair. I've heard great things about it!

Any team should be glad to have you on it! Good luck with your challenge...