At least that’s what the radio ad says. So yesterday after much discussion, soul searching, weighing and re-weighing myself (the weight never changed) we re-joined the local YMCA. We had been members the first summer we lived here but September came and classes starting again. Since we were back in NJ most of the time, keeping the membership up seemed a waste. Also supporting two houses, one with a mortgage, made dropping the membership a fiscal need.
BUT those Christmas pounds needed to come off. Cold weather, ice, snow, a warm comfy bed, made early morning walks (or any time for that matter) difficult and rather unpleasant. And the thought of hot weather in July and August sort of tipped the scales to joining.
Today was our first day. Lots of new toys since we were members long ago. I’m still looking for the machine that you hook yourself to and it works the pounds off you while napping. I think they have it in a hidden room.
Now instead of just one TV on the wall each machine has one built in. AND they all have cable so there are lots of channels with nothing worth watching. I tried to find the food channel but it was not there. I wonder why??? Can you gain calories just from watching???? Luckily i found the music channels so it wasn’t to bad.
I’ve always like the elliptical steppers so that was first. 30 minutes on that an i was ready to sit for a while. Next was the super bike where you can pick a route to ride and watch a video of your progress. I couldn’t find the button to fire the guns at the other bikers that kept passing me. Maybe next time. Then over to the Cross Country Ski machine. Not as much fun as the real thing but a heck of a lot warmer.
The finale of the day was a dip in the hot tub. By then i really needed it. For some reason Beatrice would not come with me. I told her she could wear my rubber ducky life ring.
So we have begun another new (and hopefully not to painful) adventure. The nice thing is that we probably know 50% of the folks that are members (remember our whole county only has 50K people).