We joined the YMCA before school let out, and I love it!!! It has been over 6 years since I have belonged to a gym. I managed to lose 30 lbs. on my own (have gained 10-20 lbs. back), but the last year has been a struggle and I am gaining and losing the same 5 lbs. every week. I have hit a plateau in the 160′s that is driving me nuts. I am needing some balance and a kick start. I am hoping hitting the gym again gets me back on track and out of my rut.
Why do I love the Gym?
1. I burn calories with an intense workout that I can customize easily. I love the Arc Trainer machine. It is like a suspend elliptical. I love the treadmill as well.
2. I get a great energy boost after my workout! I am energized for hours…I love it!
3. It is MY time!! I put in my head phones and I am in “the zone” for 45 minutes. I don’t think about what I need to do, should do, have done, or want to do. I am focused on my exercise and my music!!
I love music!! It helps lift my mood, give me energy, make me happy, or make me sad. I listen when I clean, when I am painting (project right now), mowing the yard, weeding, and exercising! I thought I would share what I like to listen to at the gym. I have all of these songs on my iPod right now, except for Bodies by Drowning Pool. That is going on the next time I synch up!
Here are my Workout Jams. I have three playlists of songs: light cardio/warm up, high cardio, and cool down.
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