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This Is Serious!

001Let me start out by saying that I have no intention of turning the blog into a health/fitness related blog. That just isn’t me. That said, however, this post is just that.

A couple of weeks ago, we were at a golfing event and John won a door prize – a gym bag with a variety of freebies included (an umbrella, a frisbee, a book, some zippered pouches, etc.). Included was also a free one month membership. I immediately claimed it as I know there’s no way John will use it. After all, his job is very physical, being a gardener.

002I’ve decided that I’m going to do it. Actually, I did it! After work yesterday, I went to the gym and was given the grand tour and signed up for the one month free membership.

003One of my sisters asked me on Facebook why; here’s what I told her:

The numbers on my scale are too high (160 lbs… I should be around 130 lbs), my blood pressure’s too high, my cholesterol is too high, the price of a new wardrobe for this enlarging body is too high, and I don’t want the extra meds my doctor is threatening to put me on (to lower my cholesterol). By joining a gym, I’m taking a serious step to addressing all those issues.

It is something I swore I would never do but I can tell you, it’s not easy getting off that chair to go for a walk every day. The gym I’ve signed up with is between work and home and is open 24/7. It’s my intention to drop in after work a minimum of three times a week, for a minimum of half an hour to an hour each time.

And the cost? Well, if I look at it as a lump sum, it’s a lot of money (I won’t say just how much); however, it is billed bi-weekly and that cost ┬áis about the cost of two bottles of wine. So, realistically, it’s about the cost of a single bottle of wine per week (we sometimes go through three or four on a weekend). I know we can afford that.

I’ll let you know how it goes.




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