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Joining the gym – YMCA

You know how it is, every couple of months you feel like you would get more workouts if you joined a gym, and there are always so many specials going on. For example, the YMCA has specials every so often where they have free signups or close to it, they are having one right now. For the month of September the signup fee is the day of the month, for example if you signed up on the 3rd it would have been $3. Today it is the 28th and it would be $28 to sign up. That’s a great deal when for a family it costs $100 to sign up.


The good thing about a gym like the YMCA is that they have a lot of classes that you can’t do at home as easily. Things like fitness yoga to circuit training, to Tae Kwon Do, there are several programs, one sure to peak your interest (I know I am interested already)

There are also a lot of great companies that help to pay for a membership. This is called the corporate wellness membership and here is an example of the discounts available. Take a look to see if your company is participating, and if not let them know of the benefits for this. Hopefully they will get on board and want to have healthier, happier employees!!.


Running in Jacksonville

Ok, so I slipped. I have not been running as much as I would have liked to, I swear that I really wanted to several times. Main reason is laziness. I admin it! When I get off work all I really want to do is sit down and veg out. Plus before when I worked at home I could run at lunch and get it out of the way. You have to admit that things have been crazy, with the moving to Jacksonville, filling a new position at work, trying out all of the restaurants – lol, etc., etc.


I cant say that I totally gave up, as I have been doing small amounts or different exercises, P90X ab ripper, walking, small weights, but no running. Maybe the new environment has something to do with it, not knowing the area, and if its safe – sorry but true. Maybe its the beaches that call to me asking me to come relax and listen to the waves when I am off work.


Anyhow, my new goal to to start it back up even though I know it will suck to get back in the groove, it always is. I am telling myself that of all of the reasons to quit for a while this was a good one, so I am not totally ashamed of my failure. Keep your fingers crossed that it doesn’t kill me.

So true