I am now the proud member of not one, but TWO nearby gyms! I have my first one, which is a 3 month trial I paid $100 for, and now I have the second one which is totally free for the rest of this month. Both have pools, weights, machines, and classes. And the second one *does* allow me to bring my kids to swim with me on weekends (I can't bring them to the first one).
Continue the weight machine circuit at gym #1 3 days a week. I went today and it felt so good! It takes me about 30 minutes to complete. I had to reschedule my meeting with the personal trainer for Monday but that will be a good thing.
Schedule a meeting with a personal trainer at gym #2 and learn more about the machines there and try them out.
Swim most days. Probably will swim at gym #1 on the days I strength train there and gym #2 on the alternate days and weekends. Laps when I am alone, 'fun' swimming on weekends with kids.
In 1 to 2 weeks, try a class or two at both gyms.
My goal is to use the gyms as much as I can before the trials run out. In the meantime I am still working on my home gym and will use the bike in there on days I cannot get out to the other gyms. I am also adding a little biking in the evenings. I'm also keeping my eating in check and focusing on lean protein, fresh produce and healthy fats. I do feel better being more active and am very hopeful this will be just the boost I need to get off this long, long, long plateau.
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