This has been a very busy week. Last Thursday was the last day of a very busy month. I will not schedule as much as I did last month. I never thought November would ever get here. If you saw my last blog, you read of my accident with the band trailer. I never heard anything today so I guess everything went alright with the insurance company.
The above picture is of an iron pour. Sparks in the Dark, as they called it. About 100 boy and girl scouts paid $20 for a scratch block so that they could “scratch” in the mold design so that when they poured hot iron into the mold, they would receive their artwork in solid cast iron. This was Saturday night, which was very cold to me.
I lost two pounds this past week. I thought about joining a gym with a personal trainer, one that would tell me what I’m doing wrong and maybe would develop a plan for me to follow. Then I got to thinking, why would I do that. Why would I pay for something that I knew in a few weeks or even a month or so, I would change my mind and not go. I would be just wasting my money. There is a gym, however, that a church sponsors that I have already joined a couple of weeks ago. It’s only $5 a month and there’s no contract. You can go one time a week or five times a week and it’s still the same price. There’s no physical trainer though. They do have some cycles, treadmills, a weight room, and ellipticals.
It’s supposed to be pretty and warm the first part of this week. I think I’ll go to this gym or go to the track and walk. It’s going to start turning colder by the end of the week so if I’m going to enjoy the outdoors I’d better do it now.
Hey! I found your blog because I’m also trying to lose weight. You’re doing better at committing to exercise than I am 🙂 I do want to recommend a personal trainer though. My gym membership came with a few sessions and they made a specific work out plan for me, as well as a nutrition session. I use MyFitnessPal and I’ve found that being aware of where I’m at throughout the day helps me to resist junk food. The trick is putting it in throughout the day and not at the end and just regretting it. Best of luck!
Tim Hughes Living with CML said:
Thanks for your comments. I’ve fallen off the band wagon so to speak. I’ve had some health issues and I had to get off my exercise routine. I have decided to wait until after Thanksgiving to get back on the diet.
I have looked into a place called Planit Fitness. It’s only $10 a month plus some other fees but I think it will be worth it. It also comes with a personal trainer so I just might try it.
Stay with it and thanks for your comments.
Well done on your work so far 🙂
I too decided I’m not interested in spending money I don’t need to (I’ve learned my lesson from wasted gym memberships!) I found youtube a great resource for lots of different types of exercises, and for me I needed to start at very basic stuff. Would highly recommend a search 🙂