Saturday, June 13, 2009

Gym Bunny

There are about 6 months left in this year and it is my goal to lose 25 kilos during that time. It is a completely realistic goal and would mean losing about 800 grams a week. I know I can't do this without stepping the exercise right up and strolling along on my home treadmill just isn't going to do the trick. So on Friday I decided to join the local gym.

I haven't joined a gym for about 4 years, mostly because I didn't want to spend the money when I had a perfectly good treadmill at home. This time it is different and I have decided to pull out all the stops. I made the agonising decision to have a lap band, went through the pre-surgery diet, laid out the $$$ and dealt with the post-surgery pain, so fucked if I am going to do this half arsed!

So I joined the gym on Friday and then went down for my first work out on Friday night and I loved it. I loved it so much that I went back this morning (Saturday) and I am planning to go again tomorrow morning. I'll be aiming to go to the gym 4-5 times a week and there is really no reason why I shouldn't be able to achieve this goal. I realised recently that I need to think of my exercise time as a privilege, rather than a chore. There are so many people that don't have the time or have kids to look after or can't afford to go to the gym, so I need to appreciate that I am lucky to have this time to spend on my health and fitness.

The only thing that isn't so great about going to the gym is that I can't dance and sing on the treadmill when my favourite songs come on, it might look a bit weird in public...


  1. What?? You can't dance and sing to your iPod?? Darn!

    Well done on joining the gym - yes that will definitely speed things up and you will feel so much fitter for it.

    Go you!

  2. Glad you're loving it! What happened to the treadmill you had? You could sing and dance on there!

  3. You are so on the right track Tully! Pun intended!

    Between the band, the exercise and your determination, that 50 kilos is toast!

  4. Go for it - if more people were singing and dancing the world might be a happier place! It would definitely put a smile on my face to see that.

  5. I do dance and sing on the treadmill :D who cares about what somebody might think. I am glad you've found gym lovable :)

  6. Hehehe I sing along to my ipod too - just not as loud as at home. Don't think my fellow gym bunnies would appreciate some of the lyrics! I'm also prone to a little dancing or at the very least head bopping too. So glad you're loving it. A very good reminder to that it is a privelage, not a chore :0)


Awww thanks so much for the comment!