Yesterday, I didn’t have a time limit so I signed up for a half-hour slot on the treadmill and did a few minutes of stretching and 25 minutes of walking. The time tends to go by fairly quickly but I could feel a bit of strain by the end of the 25 minutes. My body is really not use to much activity at all, so I’m starting out very gently.
On the downside, I left the gym last night and my head was just killing me. I’m not sure if it was a low blood sugar headache or what but I could barely function and I felt nauseous. I’d been drinking plenty of water throughout my workout so I doubt it was dehydration. I took an advil on my way home and Jboy had Swiss Chalet waiting for me (a lovely and delicious surprise) so I ate that and started feeling better.
Today I opted to leave my gym bag at home since my lower back muscles are a little sore and I am scheduled to head up to another gym with Natasha after work tomorrow. I figured my body could use a little break. Of course, I actually feel like I want to go tonight but maybe that’s just because I’m sitting down and can’t feel the muscle pain right now! LoL
Overall, I’m pretty happy about having the membership. I’m sleeping a little better and the workouts do give me a good little boost of energy. Since I’m not really pushing myself too hard and don’t have any specific expectations other than getting healthier, it’s actually rather enjoyable and relaxing to go to the gym.
I told my mom about it too and she was pretty happy about it too.
I also figured out that if I bring a lunch in from home as little as twice a week, instead of buying a lunch, it will be equal to the cost of my membership! So, I’ve already brought two lunches in this week and am planning on cooking up something this weekend to bring in next week! Maybe another soup or stew in the slow-cooker.