Public Declaration of Intent

I just joined a gym. There’s a 24-Hour Fitness in the shopping center right across the street from our new place. It’s like a three minute walk away, so I have no excuse for not going. I plan to go at least four times a week. [determined look] We’ll see how this goes.

Our new place really isn’t big enough for working out, though; it has more square footage than our old place, but the footprint is much smaller (the whole three-story thing) so there’s not much room in any one room/area for walking around, which was most of what I was doing last year. I’m past the point where my joints seize up in the middle of walking, though; if I keep the speed down, that doesn’t happen anymore, so I’m not restricted to just walking back and forth inside like I was before last year, when I never knew when I was going to need to sit down Right Now. I’ve also progressed beyond my five-pound hand weights; they still work, in that enough reps of pretty much anything will get you aching, but it’ll be more efficient to have access to a wider variety equipment.

We signed up for three personal training sessions, where someone who knows what they’re doing will take us around and have us try various things, figure out what we should do, how many and at what weight/setting/whatever, and kind of set things up. I haven’t had a weights class in ages, and they have different equipment than my college did anyway, so that’ll be handy.

[Yes, I said “we” — Jim signed up too. I’m only committing for myself, though, and I expect I’ll go more often than he will just because I have more time. Jim can blog about it on his own if he wants. [grin]]

The 24-hour part means I can go whenever I want, which is great. I’m often at my freshest and most energetic in the middle of the night, so being able to go work out then will be good.

Anyway, I’m looking forward to this, and hopefully posting about it will keep me from slacking off, LOL!


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Angela Benedetti lives in Seattle with her husband and a few thousand books. She loves romance for the happy endings, for the affirmation that everyone who's willing to fight for love deserves to get it and be happy with someone. She's best known for her Sentinel series of novels, the most recent of which is Captive Magic.