Life as a reformed Zookeeper. Now living a life as a working mother who dabbles in karate, scrapbooking, and Coors Light!

Monday, April 24, 2006

I'm Hoppin' on the Wagon...

....the excercise one, that is. I have been tossing up the idea of joining a gym for a while now, and have finally decided to go ahead and bite the bullet and go for it. So yesterday, I went and laid down the fat cash to use their machines. It's a nice enough place, to which Judy will attest. They have tons of cardio machines, and a bunch of weights, both free and machine-based. So the Zookeeper will go blow off steam (and hopefully drop a few sizes) a few days a week. I went this morning at about 6:00, and it was peaceful enough. I only worked out for 25 minutes (15 on the cross trainer and 10 on the bike), as I really don't relish the thought of being so sore that I don't want to go back. I'll work my way up. Before I became the Zookeeper, I joined the gym nearest my work. I got up to about 40 minutes on the cross trainer. Of course, I only dropped a pound the ENTIRE YEAR, but hopefully I'll do better this go around. And one can always use the extra time away from the kids, right?

...other than that, not much new to report. I've got a busy week ahead of me, so keep the sanity vibes flowing my way....

8 Comments:

Blogger Katie said...

Congrats on joining the gym! I agree, if nothing else, it'll get you out of the house more often. :)

4:40 PM

 
Blogger worry woman said...

I am too embarrassed to work out in public!
Tip: the elliptical… they REALLY kick your butt. I can’t believe what fool I must have looked like in my own home when I first got mine…3 minutes tops at first was all I could stand. Now I just love it! I can’t believe how many inches I lost-that I didn’t even think I needed to!

7:53 PM

 
Blogger Kari said...

Go Stephanie Go!

11:00 PM

 
Blogger Walter said...

Exercise in proper moderation is always a good thing, but since you joined a gym, does this mean your wardrobe will now consist of lyrca and spandex outfits?

9:14 AM

 
Blogger nain said...

I just wanted to take this moment to express how much I hate higher learning. One final down - two more to go, and already I'm exhausted. Hope the gym thing goes well!

12:09 PM

 
Blogger Cath said...

You da woman Steph. Wish i had the bottle to join!!

1:35 PM

 
Anonymous Judy said...

When I go work out I walk on the tredmill. I don't know why. I have a decent enough tredmill nicely folded up in my basement. I'd rather walk in public? I Must be some type of exhibitionist. Maybe I like that the tredmills are in front of the windows. And the view in my basement, well......Maybe you will teach me how to work the elliptical machine? I need to lose the inches all over, not just in my feet from all the walking I do.

1:47 PM

 
Blogger a very tired mommy said...

walter....um, well, i know it might not look it from my picture...but i have got a few places that lycra and spandex wouldn't hide...and, well, NO ONE wants to see those places, so big ol' sloppy t-shirt and mens basketball shorts it will be for me.

judy....anytime you want to tackle the elliptical with me, lemme know....and i know that if i had a treadmill at home, it would be a pseudo-closet, so don't feel bad! ;)

1:58 PM

 

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