I'm not normally a joiner of any kind. In fact, I try to stay away from anything "club" like on a whole.
But with the certain death of my beloved treadmill, it was time to take matters in to my own hands regarding my exercise situation.
I could replace my treadmill. And I just might do that come fall or winter. But, for some reason, Chris' gym where Ivy has tennis lessons has been calling to me. Maybe it's because I'm there often for ivy's lessons? And to visit my friend who is a massage therapist there. And to swim with my kids and her kids. I must be feeling more comfortable, instead of feeling like an outsider.
My friend could get us in to use the pool when she isn't working, but I found that there were many times on the weekends and during the week when she wasn't available that I wanted to take the older 2 kids swimming. And then I started remembering how much I used to love taking water aerobics before I had kids. And then an unexpected check comes my way in almost the exact amount to join for 3 months. I took it as a very strong hint to join up.
I joined on Tuesday and I have been swimming every single day on my own or with one of the kids. Today I picked up Bec early and just the 2 of us spent the afternoon together. Late at night, I have went swimming in the twilight and then hot tubbed in the jacuzzi under the stars. By myself. Heaven. I tell you, Heaven.
It's been a wonderful choice. (xcept for when I tried to ride the stationary bike for 15 minutes on level zero and thought that i was going to have a heart attack and a stroke!) Let's hope that I keep it up. So far it's made me very happy.