...I'm enjoying the gym. It comes as a shock to me, too.
And on that subject, what does this...
The Y, "my gym." Never thought I'd say that so lovingly.
...have to do with this?
I had the great good fortune of walking along these cliffs during my visit to the Shetland Islands in June
Without keeping fit, walks along the cliff and a hundred other places I'd like to go walking will only be a dream. The gym, and as much other activity as I can get, make it all possible.
I'm no athlete. Though I rarely experienced the shame of being picked last for kickball in elementary school, no team captain smiled when I went on their team. I really tried to be athletic. I took golf lessons and had the worst swing imaginable and tennis lessons, too. There I claimed the title of worst serve in the Western Hemisphere. Luckily I lived in New York City and had to keep walking to get around, but as the years passed I never thought I could actually get fit.
Last spring I saw a flyer at the library for a clinical trial for a fitness study for seniors. This seemed made for me. I would receive a gym membership for enrolling and would have the structure I needed to keep me motivated. I started the program last month and have been going to the gym for the last six weeks. Earlier this month, however, I was told that I wasn't a good candidate to continue in the study. After feeling sad for about an hour I had a major awareness. I wanted to be fit and I liked going to the gym. I actually liked it a lot. Last Friday I rejoined the Y and happily found an AARP discount made it more affordable. Though, to paraphrase the MasterCard commercial, "Fitness is priceless."
I am far from fit, but I am on the road. I signed up for a twelve week personal fitness program and will go for my orientation next week. I'm eager to learn about the machines and see what may be the most enjoyable for me. I've been using the treadmill and like watching television while I exercise. One day I may even work up the courage for Zumba Gold. There's a whole new world out there.
Are there fitness/exercise programs that you enjoy using?
It's another glorious sunny day in New York. There's no humidity and it's sunny. Besides the gym, I did a few quick errands and enjoyed walking outside. There are pumpkins at every market and I had my first local apple of this season. My apartment is straightened up from dinner on Saturday and I'm gearing up to do some cooking later in the week. I hope your Monday is as sunny and bright.
As always, thanks for visiting and take good care.