For the first time in my life, today I bought a gym membership.
I guess that's not completely true, back in the day when I had a stable job and too much time on my hands I belonged at Lifetime Fitness in Overland Park, Kansas. Talk about fancy schmancy! That place had everything. Although I would just go there to buy smoothies and sit in the steam room, I'm pretty certain they had a lot of other stuff. I don't think I ever once got on a treadmill. I pretty much just walked around and looked at all of the fit people in their gyms clothes wondering what I should eat next at the gym cafe.
But anyway, after doing a pilates class with my mom and sister when they were in town last week I kinda fell in love with the workout. Please note: I hate working out and I hate classes. So the fact that I actually enjoyed it and wasn't looking at my watch the entire time wondering when it was over and would it be weird if I left in the middle, was so unlike me.
And so yesterday I bucked up and bought a three month pass of pilates classes. Besides my brief stint in Lifetime, I've never paid to workout. So yes, it was very difficult to hand over my debit card and sign the bill on what I was think is crazy expensive, but it had to be done. I need to get in better shape. After all, football season is coming and it takes a lot of endurance to drink all day.
But seriously, my goal is just to have great wedding arms, like Madonna. Now that woman has good arms. I'm not trying to lose any weight, just loose the flappy stuff. I think I can get this with Pilates 2-3 times a week, walking Harlow 27 times a day, and carrying my groceries home four blocks from Trader Joes. I'll make sure to buy milk a lot.
I went to a Pilates Pro class today and it was insanely hard. Tomorrow I'm going to SoulCycle to see what all of the hype is about. Personally, I hate spinning. But I love cults, so maybe I'll enjoy it. Usually my "I'm super into working out right now" stages last about three days, so I'll keep you posted.
And now I'm going to dump a bunch of photos from the weekend. My mom and sister said they wanted a Chicago foodie weekend, so we did just that. Oh yes we did. I hope you've had lunch. (And now you know why I'm into working out this week.)
We really like brunch food. Can you tell?
Time to go run Harlow. It's almost noon and he's only been on four walks today. He is NOT happy that I've started exercising with out him.
Bride-people, did you have a fitness plan? What was it? Share the deets.