For those who don’t know, I have recently recovered from 2 solid years of pregnancy – yep, I’ve got the elephants beat.
In February 2005, we discovered that we were expecting our third child. A crushing blow came 2 months later when we found out we had lost her. 2 months later, we got the news that we were already expecting again – we were amazed and welcomed Emily into the world February 2006. In June, we were greatly surprised to find out that our family was about to fly in the face of conventional medical opinion. Despite multiple preventative measures, we were expecting again. In February 2007, Morgan graced us with her presence.
2 years. Pregnant. Wow.
Now, Morgan is 6 months old. It’s time to face the facts. I need a gym membership.
As luck would have it, the opportunity to obtain one occurred under fantastic circumstances.
Kathy Ackerman is the owner of Energy Oasis. This happens to be the premiere gym and spa in Richmond Hill. She is a member of The Women’s Business Alliance of Richmond Hill. She hosted our monthly meeting at her gym. While we were there, she offered all the ladies in attendance a waived registration fee, 2 training sessions, and a 40 minute Swedish relaxation massage! Woo Hoo! I am in.
I had my orientation session with Kathy yesterday. Now, I am no stranger to a gym – we just had divided paths for a while. But yesterday was an eye opener. I have always been strong, and I still am – but boy am I sore this morning. And getting my heart rate up for the cardio part was easier than it should have been. Can you say “out of shape”?
But, I am very excited and am dedicated to going back today – even if it is just for my massage 🙂
I am curious though…the current challenge is not motivation to go, but scheduling it into my day. See, I am a hair and makeup kind of girl. It takes me between 30 to 45 minutes to get ready. I am looking for some tips to get in and out of the gym quickly in that respect. Got anything?