Tuesday, January 27, 2009

It's fun to stay at the Y-M-C-A... SING IT WITH ME!

My mojo has been returned- in better condition! Oh how I missed it! I joined the Y on Saturday, and have been every day since! I went both Sat & Sunday and have gone before work yesterday and today as well. I plan to continue for the rest of the week.

Waking up before the paper hits the door is a challenge, but I'm up for it. I haven't seen 5:00 a.m. since New Year's and that's only because I went to bed at that time! I've only been doing cardio so far as I haven't met with the trainer yet to set up a plan. Unfortunately joining the gym in January has me lumped in with all of the New Year resolutioners so getting an apt with someone was difficult. Luckily there was a cancellation for this Saturday or I would have had to wait until March!

What I love about the Y is that the trainers are included in the membership. I don't have to pay thousands of dollars extra to get assistance. I also love the "technogym". The machines operate by a smartkey system. Once you've met with a trainer, they input the plan on the smartkey. When you go to workout, you simply plug the key in and the machines adjust the speed/resistance for you as input by the trainer. Everything is mapped out. The machine will tell you when it's time to switch machines and all so it's a mindless routine. I love it. If I find that I'm not being challenged enough, I simply shoot the trainer an e-mail and that way it'll be adjusted for the next time I'm there. I'm very excited to meet with them and have a course of action.

So far I've been trying to get in as much gym time before work as possible. I start work at 8 and the gym opens at 6 so doesn't give me that much time but I'm able to get in a 45 min workout. I warm up on the treadmill for 10 mins, 15 minutes on the bike, and then 15 mins on the elliptical.

Feels great!

I think my mojo was brought back simply from the wonderful comments and support I've received from my bloggies!!

11 comments:

Karyn said...

Sounds like a great system!

Good for you to get up so early and work out first thing in the am!

A True Heart Girl in Jersey said...

YES! So good to hear! And so high tech! Wow, I'm envious! And....what about this variation: water water gym gym water water :-p

MizFit said...

YAY!!!!

this is such an inspiriting post to read and one of the reasons I wrote/recorded my friday post this morning.

Id love for you to stop by fri---if you have time---and give yourself and your blog peeps some love.

Miz.

R said...

I love working out in the AM. It gives you such great energy throughout the day. Good for you!! Keep up the good work!

SeaShore said...

Sounds like you're doing great!

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Amy S. said...

OMG, I'm so behind, your picture makes it look like you chopped your hair! It looks cute, if you did and I missed it, so sorry, but if you didn't blog about it, we should definitely get a good pic to see your sexy ass hair and face of course!

Amy S. said...
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Amy S. said...

That was my deleted comment, accidently hit send twice, so now you have three from me, aren't you lucky?

Natalia said...

I worked out at a YMCA and loved how the machines remembered all the stuff, but I still had to set it up. Sounds like you are doing great with the exercise..good for you!!!

Carleen said...

enjoy the re-found mojo :)
sounds like the Y is a great place