17 October 2005
Thanks for all your helpful comments about the cross trainer. I decided to join YMCA and use their exercise room and see how I go before outlaying so much money. It is open Monday to Thursday.
Walked down this morning and joined for 12 months ($8 joining fee). Fee for using fitness room is $4.50 for as long as I like and 10 sessions for $35 or $30 a month.
Huge room with a treadmill and 20 exercise machines. Everything from a rowing machine to exercise bikes (no cross trainer of course).
I had the whole room to myself. Must have picked a quiet time, so that was great.
The girl unlocked the room for me and put on a great music CD. I explained to her that I didn't have a clue how to use any of them and she said "You will be OK, just keep your shoulders square and don't over extend your limbs when you use the machines". She then left me to it.
OK, so I used most of the machines. Don't have a clue if I was doing the right thing, but I want to tone up my arms and stomach mostly and the rowing machine felt good for that. Figured out the treadmill and just used it manually for a while, but next time I will set it on a program and see how I go.
I used the machines for about 45 minutes and felt quite good after. (Tomorrow will tell the tale).
I will go two or three times a week and on other days will jog on my tramp and walk.
DH and I had a lovely day yesterday. We walked 5km in the country and then drove to a nice place by the river and had a picnic lunch. We thought about all the Bloggers in Joggers and were pleased to be part of the Walk for a Cure.
Next week we are doing a 6km Fun Run/Walk in the country.