Yup. Got on the scale this morning. I only gained two pounds. In addition to the twenty I put on already. Gulp. Time to get serious and give myself the good old heave-ho and finally get this weight off. Or as much as possible.
Normally, DH and I swim, walk and hike as much as we possibly can outdoors (keeps the weight in check). This is the northeast, however, and as the winter progresses, outside temperatures can make it impossible for us to exercise outside. Note: skiing is out of the question as I despise snow and extreme cold temperatures. It was 7F degrees here the other morning when I woke up! UGH!
Usually by the time the temperatures drop, DH and I are in Florida and continue our outside activities there. The future is going to be a bit different now for us going forward. For the last three years neither one of us were home for Thanksgiving or Christmas and my daughters told me they really missed us. So, from here on in, we won’t be heading down south till after the holidays.
We have a local college nearby that has a superb gym and indoor (heated) Olympic-sized pool for its students AND nearby neighbors. That’s us! So, for the past 17 years, I’ve been spending my brutal winters inside this fabulous gym! Now that DH is retired, this will be the first year he will be joining me. Misery loves company. It’ll be nice having a friendly face beside me on the treadmill or elliptical equipment with a follow up for a few laps in the pool. The gym also has instructional classes and I’ve already noted my calendar to attend the early afternoon yoga classes.
The gym has several types of memberships: annual, semi-annual, 3 months, family or individual etc. I always opt for the non-expiring, 12 visit punch cards. They are only $50 bucks and if I go twice a week, I’ll get a full 6 weeks of exercise out of the membership card. That will be perfect timing since it will coincide when we finally do leave for Florida and reach warmer weather. I’m fairly certain I can keep up the determination for at least six weeks. And if I can’t, no worries. The card non-expires and I can pick it up next year. For $100, DH and I have given ourselves the gift of good health!