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Monday, February 7, 2011

Back to the Gym

So this morning I went back to the gym for the first time since August!  I quit working out while I was pregnant because I had absolutely no energy for it.  I used to judgmentally tell people, "Well, working out will give you more energy.  You just have to get over that initial hump."  Well, let me just admit that that never happened (even though it did with my second pregnancy).

After being absent from the fitness world for so long, I was thrilled to be back.  During my fitness hiatus, however, my gym was remodeled.  So before I left this morning I asked Michael if there was anything that was different about the gym that I needed to know so that I didn't look like a newb.  He immediately said no, and after frantically looking for my gym membership card and dusting the cobwebs off of it, I was off.

So I got there and noticed keypads and scanners at the front desk.  I curiously looked at them and proceeded to try to scan my card with the scanner, like a caveman with a lighter.  The guy at the front desk saw my distress and said, "Oh, you haven't been here in a long time.  You still have a card."  Then he and the girl there started trying to remember how to check someone in with a card.  The scanner was evidently a fingerprint scanner.  So they got me all set up with a fingerprint and number for next time.  While they were doing that I tried to explain my absence, and they clearly couldn't care any less.  I was so embarrassed, but oh well.

Working out in the early morning is something that I love, but I was worried it wouldn't be possible, having a newborn and all.  But I have a plan that seems like it will work pretty well.  Here's my plan: go to sleep really early.  ;)  Last night I took the baby to bed at 8:30, nursed him, and we ended up asleep by around 9:15 or so.  Then I nursed him while I was sleeping instead of getting up to nurse him.  It worked out pretty well.  I'm very hopeful about getting back in shape pretty soon.  I can't wait, actually.

Week one of Weight Watchers was a success, too.  I lost 2 pounds.  I wanted to lose more, but I'm thinking that slow and steady wins the race and that I shouldn't get impatient.

If you're working on your fitness, too, keep it up!  I'd love to hear how you're doing!


  1. I'm so excited for you!! I just got a membership to 24 hour two weeks ago and am LOVING it! I also love the fingerprint scan thing, though I have had thoughts in the back of my mind that it's a little Big Brother-ish.

    I go to the one in downtown Dallas since it's one block from my work and I've been really enjoying it! It's the first time I've really looked forward to working out!

  2. Oh my goodness, so hilarious! I went back to yoga after a very long hiatus and found the same new-fangled finger scanners that everyone was using like it was nothing! lol. Poor us for getting behind!


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