Thursday, February 5, 2009

Oh, How I Love the Gym!

When I left my full-time job in August we had to make some budget cuts. I still work 3 jobs of a total of 60-70 hours per week but I make a little more than 1/3 of what I did before. Before more than 1/3 of my income went to daycare and the rest was deductions so I almost break even but we still had to cut back. The gym was one of the first things to go since at that time we were going less than once a week. I wish my husband was much more motivated because it keeps me going.

We had put our gym membership on hold. The hold period was expiring but I was hoping we would know where Max's job would be. Tuesday night I decided who cares if we can afford it or if we may be moving in the next few weeks, I need the gym.

We went last night and did about 30 minutes of weight training and 20 minutes of cardio. I felt so much better than I had been feeling. It was a great stress reliever, I feel like I had more energy, and I slept better. As an added bonus my kids love the kids club and I only pay $15 per month membership for all 3 of my kids to go an unlimited number of times. I am officially in love with the gym!

My goal is to make it there 5 times a week, if only for my sanity!

8 comments:

Ali said...

I got back on the treadmill this week after letting exercise lapse during the holidays--it does feel great! I hope I can keep it up!

Evolving Mommy Catherine said...

We have had a break from working out the last couple of weeks because of "The Man Cold" and such...I hope we get back into it soon.

Gina said...

I LOVE the gym too. It's amazing what it does for your sanity, right?

MilesPerHour said...

I've been htiting the gym 3-4 days per week for nearly 2 decades. I don't always find it fun but I do like the way it makes me look and feel.

Jen said...

I hope that you can make your goal. I have never learned the love of the gym.

Tasha said...

Way to go! I love the gym, too. It's the best place to drop the kids off and just ZONE for an hour.

I'm a Mom!..? said...

It's crazy how for me the gym has become an escape.. I actually look forward to the nights I can sneak away when the girls are in bed and spend a little QT on the treadmill.

Candace said...

I just found your blog through 4 little men and I am in complete agreement with you! I just started back to the gym today, and I feel so much better. My legs are a little achy, but my mind was clear and I felt more able to focus on things and be here more for my daughter!