Tuesday, August 9, 2011

gym partner.

Remember Jessica, la la la?

My creation

She is my gym partner these days!

I had a three day trial for my gym and we wanted to hang out last week so we worked out together. (Working out with friends is such a great way to kill two birds with one stone btw) On the second day we took the hardest class I've ever taken ever. It's called "Super Sculpt" and was like the shred BUT worse. Imagine doing a level of the shred where the repetitions won't stop. And the class was 60 min! Somehow I finished the class and did not cry, hahahah.

The third day we did a yoga class (it was okay. It wasn't hot yoga where my heart is at) and after we were done, Jessica told me that she'd gotten an email coupon that very same morning from some NY social deals site--apparently the site email deals going on in the city--which offered a month long use of Crunch for less than half of what I'm paying for membership!!, plus a personal training session and use of all ten locations in NY. Jessica took it--we both thought it was a sign! She says that she likes Crunch alot and can imagine getting a membership if she had a job. So we have each other as exercise partners for a month!

Mostly exercise has been a solitary thing for me which has been good since it gives me time to unwind and think about things. In many ways it has been a kind of therapy for me. But since I'm out of school, not working currently, and spending so much time writing alone, it good to have someone to exercise with.

What's your exercise life like? Do you work out alone/at home/etc.? I'm nosy--always nosy--to know. 

Love, me.


Miss Erika said...

Lately my exercise has just been whatever I feel like doing. Some days that's yoga in the hallway, bellydance in my room, or on days like today I went out for a walk with my grandma and little brother. It's kind of nice, actually. I have no plan, and when I follow my desire to get moving it just makes me want to move even more!

And by the way, if you need anybody to edit your stories or look over them, I LOOOOVE reading short stories. Just sayin'. :D

JIN @ The BrownBerry said...

I started back up at the gym yesterday and have already recruited a co-worker to sign up this week so that we can work out together. It would be great to have some company :)

Amanda said...

I work out at home, in large part because what with the commute to work and dropping/ fetching the children and the dog at their various schools and sitters I'm just too zonked to head out once more to the gym! I've got a treadmill and an elliptical, as well as a stability ball, yoga mat, and assorted dumbbells.

All that said, I kind of wish I could make it to a gym at times. I get tired of the workouts I can do at home, and I've mixed it up about as much as I can with my limited equipment. Plus, it might be fun to do a group class or something for once in my life! Oh well, eventually. The time will come :)

LeeLee said...

I'm happy to hear you have a workout partner. I to enjoy working out with my friends.
I work out at home doing a mix of Beach Body programs, Jillian Micheal's, I have a Spin bike as well and go running/walking outdoors. I do think I'm going to end up getting a gym membership for the leg machines.
Glad to see you're doing well and thank you for the love on MFP!!!

Alexia @ Dimple Snatcher said...

I would love to have you read my stories, Erika!!!!

:) glad to hear you're back, jin

I hate working out at home, Amanda! HAHAHHAH...glad it's working well for you for the time being.

I have no idea what MFP means but your welcome :)

Alexia @ Dimple Snatcher said...

That mouthful of laughs wasn't called for. I blame it on the cake I'm eating.

Jessica said...

It's great that you have a workout partner! I can imagine it would you want to go even if you really don't want to. I know I could use that every now and then!

I can't workout at home or do any sort of writing at home. It's hard to force myself to work in a space that I consider to be a relaxing space!

Melissa said...

HAHAHA - i love how you said you made it through the class w/o crying! LOL. I only laughed b/c i remember thinking the same thing after my first several bootcamp classes, ha!

Well, i do bootcamp 3x/week (i never almost cry anymore!) & Zumba 2x/week. LOVE the zumba. SO fun!

LeeLee said...

Uuuummm My Fitness Pal! LoL!!!

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