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[May. 9th, 2006|10:33 am]
So... I might have found a gym.

There are two gyms near my home. One is a Bally's and the other is another chain, one that's local to Washington.

Right now, I'm working at the Bally's and remembering just how good a solid workout feels. Sunday and Monday, I worked the cardio machines hard for an hour or more, and it felt great (though I was pleasantly tired after each).

I like to mention how good working out feels, because I get frustrated hearing a lot of the way exercise gets talked about in the US. I sometimes think that if they talked about sex the way they talk about fitness, the human race would die out in a few generations, as only the ultra-dedicated would bother with sex.

I don't like the membership policies at either; getting a month-to-month membership is relatively expensive. At the same time, it's pretty universal. And, I'm beginning to think that the fancy machines help inspire me, at least a bit, and the weight rooms and other musclebuilding equipment might come in handy someday, too... I'd really like to develop my upper body a bit.

Today, I go shopping for other gym necessities... a pair of sandals/flip flops for the shower, a lock for a locker, and probably some extra towels and workout clothing. When I'm done working out, my clothing is (literally) wringing wet. Then, I'm going to do my best to make the most of the free two weeks, and decide if I'm dedicated enough to waste, er, I mean, spend, my money on getting a membership

From: kightp
2006-05-09 08:29 pm (UTC)
I'm with you on the desire to talk about how good the exercise feels. Part of the reason it took me so long to get started with Pilates was downright dread; I keep thinking of Dreadful Experiences with dance aerobics and other stuff that left me feeling awful.

I'm still kind of boggled that I feel better after a workout than before, and it's definitely what keeps me going back. On days when I think "Oh, man, I'm too tired for exercise" I remind myself "but I'll be less tired if I just go do it." And damned if it doesn't work.

Towels: Buy some new ones to use at home, and cycle a couple of your old ones to the workout pile ... and maybe one to live in the car so you can sit on it to drive home, Mr. Drippy. (-:
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