Yesterday I came home after a 45 minute tread walk, and high speed elliptical and up two pounds from my last weigh in in tears grateful to find my hubby home early from work. He took the time to lead me through some focused muscle building and reminded me that there is more then the scales. I might be able to run 20 minutes on the elliptical machine, (which originally I could only walk 5), do 60 minutes of Zumba with ease, but I could barely do one correct push up and even sit ups I needed to cheat at. He went through several of these fundamental exercises with me and some stretches to help with the lower back pain. He had some great suggestions, but I do know I have to take even more consideration about what I am eating and keeping the gym a priority.
I would much rather have fun with my gym experience like I did on Tuesday morning with my neighbor Jenny and her twin girls.
Jenny had invited me to her gym with a free three day pass. It's a new local gym called Pacific Health Club. It's a very nice gym with a very hefty price tag. Not that our family YMCA membership is all that cheep, but I enjoyed the invite and had a great time.
First we went to her daughters PT sessions and then we were off the gym.
Her daughters at PT.
Jenny dropped the girls off at this amazing playroom.
We checked in and hit the machines before we retrieved the girls and hit the pools.
We had a great time in the hot tub, and the pool area. The place needs some work and the changing room tiles were so slippery I nearly fell twice. Plus they don't have showers in the pool area. Jenny says they are working on it, and there is another pool area not yet opened. Tonight we are returning to have spa treatments for Valentines Day. I am stoked. I was suppose to met up with her yesterday but I had so much going on and had a Vera House meeting in the middle of all that was happening.
The meeting was all about the Men's Outreach program Vera House offers.Its a great program that's efforts are to prevent abuse. Here is the programs commercial.
I really enjoyed this Vera House meeting and I was just talking about retiring from the volunteer office. (I was irritated on Monday...but thats another story and my irritation is long gone). I also had an opportunity as we were leaving to gain a possible network. One of the other volunteers at the meeting reported that she works at OCC (the local community college and where I had applied to teach) So I asked her about her work. She has the same degree as I do, but not the substance abuse stuff, long story short I got her number and plan to call for coffee sometime and talk about what positions I could explore. Now I just have to get my nerve up and follow through. Enough Blogging for one day. I think I am all caught up. TTFN