We got up at 5 this morning. By 5:20, we occupied three adjacent recumbent bikes at the Y, pedalling our merry ways to cardio excellence. I was in the office by 6:30.
How did you start YOUR Monday??
Yeah, after years of indolence and leisure, we all decided it’s time to clean up our acts. Last week, we toured the local YMCA and found the facilities to be outstanding. They’ve got all kinds of machines, free weights, bikes, treadmills, orbital things, stair machines, spinning classes, Yoga, aerobics, cardio-kickboxing, the pool, a big gym that’s being re-floored right now, and plans for a rock-climbing wall. The Perfect Child[sup]TM[/sup] wants to spend some time this summer working on her swimming before swim team comes up when school starts in August. My husband and I intend to do a lot of the construction on our future home in Maryland, and we need to be ready for the heavy work. Plus there’s the BP/cholesterol/gross weight tonnage issues.
So today was Day 1. The main adjustment for me, apart from breaking a sweat at 0530, is packing my breakfast/lunch/workclothes the night before. I’ll stop in on my way home a few afternoons a week to use the machines - there’s not enough time in the morning for me to do a full routine. I need to make this a habit. All three of us do - and the idea is for the triple reinforcement to keep us all going. We shall see how it goes.
That which does not kill us makes us stronger, right??