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.