Going to the gym is going really well. I'm actually enjoying it. I've made a couple of friends even! Well, friends in that, when I see them at our "regular" classes I can refer to them by name and we can talk about any other classes we've tried. I'm really enjoying that part of the gym.
When I first signed up for 24 Hour Fitness, I started receiving emails about how to make the most of my membership. I kind of glanced at them. I wasn't exactly sure of what my workouts were going to be like, but I wasn't super interested in them. Silly me. I could've totally missed out on a huge benefit to the membership.
There were a few days after my first couple of classes that I wanted to workout, but there weren't any classes that I was interested in. I randomly decided to go through my emails from the gym. I came across one that mentioned something about Daily Burn. Of course I was clueless. So I clicked to see what it was all about.
Holy smokes, I tell you what, I almost missed out on a big benefit for joining the club.
When I wasn't able to get to the gym, I logged into Daily Burn and wow, there were all of these workout videos to choose from! What I didn't realize when I finally decided to check out that email was I only had like 10 days after joining the gym to start using Daily Burn. I think I clicked on it on day 9. lol Nothing like cutting it close.
I've done a few of the online classes. I take my laptop up to my son's room because it has the most space to workout. I'm able to plug the laptop into the tv and away I go. It's not as fun doing it by myself, but when I'm not able to go to the gym or I just want an extra time of working out, there it is! They've also got a site connected with them called Life by Daily Burn. They've got ways to inspire you, recipes, how-to's, and more!
I sure wouldn't trade Daily Burn for going to Zumba and being surrounded by a group of people who are loving their workout! It's just a great added bonus I didn't even know was available to members! I'll take it. There are literally hundreds of videos!
To top it all off, I'm constantly on the treadmill. Can I just say, I can't stand that thing? lol There's not a single fun thing about it. It bores me to death. When I first joined the gym, a couple of ladies I work with invited me to join their weekly step challenges. I was pretty sure I wouldn't be able to get much accomplished because I'm not a walker.
Well, well, well those ladies are serious so if I wanted to even stay on the map, I had to do SOMEthing! That meant I had to get on the dang treadmill. What a snooze fest. I've finally figured out a couple ways for me to not despise the "spinning walker of going nowhere."
First, once my laptop battery dies, I go up and walk on the treadmill while it charges and I work. I never stay on long enough to get to 100%, but I stay on it long enough to give me the steps I need. Second, I get on it when I'm reading. I love reading. I can do something I love while I walk to nowhere. Third, I start walking when I'm working on my blog. Whether it's a blog post or editing photos. I seriously have to have something that keeps me from the utter boredom that is the treadmill.
I've gotten to the point where I've won a couple of our step challenges. Sometimes in my head I'm just begging the ladies to stop walking. Other times I just say, "forget it," and I'm done. That's usually somewhere around Friday night when the challenge is almost over. I'm glad I've joined them because they're constantly pushing me!