Thursday, April 13, 2017

Gym Classes, Daily Burn, The Treadmill

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!

Would you rather be in a gym or on a treadmill at home?


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