For the past few months I have been considering switching gyms. The gym I've been at for the last few years is just comfortable, which makes it easy to stay. However there have been some little things happening there that have made me question the place. My husband goes there too, and had no intention of switching, but didn't care if I did. So after a month and the great debate, I made a decision.
I am switching gyms.
(cringe, is this the right choice?)
After I had decided, my Mother In Law said she might like to join the gym. Then, my Father In Law jumped on board, and by the power of persuasion, my Hubs said he would switch and come along too.
So we're all signed up now. And I'm still questioning whether this was a good choice. New gyms are foreign. Your old workout routines may not work well with the gyms layout and setup. I have to start all over, aka walking around looking lost and like the new girl in the building. I've already scheduled a training session for next week in hopes she will give me a new workout routine and help me get comfortable.
In the meantime I am going to try out classes and just do what I can. Possibly hide out in the women's only area cause it's cozy and not so scary.
Last night I went to the Spin class. Got there nice and early and picked a bike in the back row (you know, the safe row). The instructor was already in there hanging out along with a few other people. He actually recognized me from a few road bike rides this last spring. And I used to be a member at this gym a million years ago (ok, 13 years ago, like forever). I also worked there right after high school for a bit. Now you're wondering why I'm a little hesitant and lost being there... well, it's been a looooooong time. My history is null and void. Anywho, the class was fantastic! So much better than the one at my old gym. Plus the instructor picked on me just like everyone else. Yay, I'm part of the group already! I also made a new friend, Jenni. She's quite a bit younger than I am, but she's been there a while and asked if I'd like to workout together sometime. How nice! In the three years I was at my old gym, no one, was ever that friendly. I have to admit I was really trying to be extra outgoing. I tend to be extra introvert in new situations.
It wasn't until I got home last night that I realized that this gym is exactly where I need to be.
Family joined, fun classes, new friends! I love it when God answers your questions and removes your doubt. You can just sit back and know that this is "a God thing", his hand is in it (sometimes we all need to be reminded of that). I'm right where I belong.
Now, on a super exciting note...
I was dreaming of candy corn the other day at work and even telling a co-worker how much I love it and was wanting some. No joke, the next day a big basket from one of our specialists came in the door with some goodies and CANDY CORN! Woop! I was so excited. Now I'm obsessed! My Husband even found a recipe for blondies with candy corn. I can't wait to make them. I had never thought about putting candy corn in things...I'm thinking sugar cookies with candy corn. Stay tuned...candy corn treats are coming soon!
Oh, did I mention I'm uber stressed out because I'm embarking on a ginormous (hard) hike in the morning???