Get a great new body and love interest all in one

Posted by Leticia, 15 Sep 07

What's new at the gym?

This is for all my folks out there that recently realized that the year is almost over and they've been paying for a membership at the local health club. However, the closes they've come to going in, is the time they went to Smoothie King next door. Here are a few last minutes tips and ideas on how to get in shape before the end of the year and before it's time to make a New Year's resolution.

I can't begin to count the number of times that I've looked at the treadmill at the foot of my bed and thought, "today is the day". Yep, today I will take off the clothes that have been hanging on it, remove the towel that I put up there to dry, find the cord and plug it into the wall, step on it push start and begin to walk. Even better than that one, there was the time that my honey got a family membership to the YMCA and we actually went two three times a week...until we took a weeks vacation and forgot to go back, until he changed jobs and we no longer had a free membership.

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Not that money was the issue, because truth be told, we live in a complex that has two swimming pools & hot tubs, six tennis courts, a yoga & Pilates room with free classes twice a week and did I mention the 24-hour fitness center?

Yet, with all this at my disposal it wasn't enough to break my old habits. It took me reading the paper and taking a chance. It's called a boot camp. It's really so much more. I found it advertised in the local paper and there was an introductory class being offered, so I went. The thing that appealed to me most was the variety.

We meet three times a week Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6am. There is also an evening class available, but I am definitely a morning person. The very first day of class, I was ready for anything, everything, except kickboxing and that's what we did. After the hour was over I couldn't believe how much energy I had and how much fun it was. The next class we did zomba the next circuit training. What in the world, after a few classes I was already imaging teaching a class. I still couldn't get both feet off the ground or do more than ten push-ups...but I could see so far beyond my current situation.

Another benefit to doing a boot camp style workout versus a personal trainer is the group. There is less pressure to perform, less cost cause you're splitting it up with a group and there is more people to help support your efforts and keep you motivated. My class has a buddy system set up. We email each other once a week and if someone misses a class, we follow up with emails or calls to make sure everything is okay.

It's only been two months and I already feel the difference. We had the holiday off and I got on my treadmill. After that I walked down to the fitness center and laughed all the way through my workout. Isn't it funny how we search and search for the right "whatever", only to find that it's been with us the whole time?! And just like finding that love of your life, when you are ready...you will find them!

39 responses to "Get a great new body and love interest all in one"

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  1.   Cocokisses says:
    Posted: 16 Dec 07

    Fala knows she's a babe :) She's just being modest :)

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  2.   sweetnes20 says:
    Posted: 14 Nov 07

    flaunt it fala, flaunt it sweety.

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  3.   UNME23 says:
    Posted: 14 Nov 07

    DONT BE SO MODEST FALA!!!

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  4.   Fala says:
    Posted: 12 Nov 07

    I don't think I'm "babe" material Unme.

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  5.   Fala says:
    Posted: 10 Nov 07

    What will you do, Hoganfan if you never find her?

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  6.   UNME23 says:
    Posted: 09 Nov 07

    you hear that fala, hogan wants a babe.

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  7. Posted: 07 Nov 07

    LOL @ HOGANFAN, THATS FUNNY!!!

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  8.   UNME23 says:
    Posted: 06 Nov 07

    dam, thats a great idea hoganfan!!!

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  9.   hoganfan says:
    Posted: 05 Nov 07

    I made my ,mind up....no gym! I need a babe that wants me....not everyone else!

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  10.   Fkoi says:
    Posted: 03 Nov 07

    It's definitely "horses for courses" as they say in jolly old England. I don't think I could ever schedule my fitness regimen at a specific time and place. And I guess I'm sort of lone wolf, so having a "support" team in that arena doesn't appeal that much either. However, I applaud the author for finding what works for her. I can work in a vigorous fitness regimen into my life when and where it fits and that certainly works for me. I am in the best shape of my life and loving it. In fact, I better get on my bike and ride before this rain hits.

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  11.   hoganfan says:
    Posted: 03 Nov 07

    I have never been to the gym...but if all you woman are there./..maybe I should start!

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  12.   unme23 says:
    Posted: 02 Nov 07

    dont think too much fala, you might hurt yourself...lol

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  13.   mossimo36 says:
    Posted: 01 Nov 07

    Fala in tights? Yummy!!!

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  14. Posted: 30 Oct 07

    this is the time when i gain all my weight.

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  15. Posted: 29 Oct 07

    are u guys married?? lol

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  16.   Fala says:
    Posted: 28 Oct 07

    Yep, Unme - that's what I thought!

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  17.   sweetnes20 says:
    Posted: 27 Oct 07

    u guys pick on fala too much!!!

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  18.   Clark says:
    Posted: 24 Oct 07

    I don't wear tights at the gym either but then I'm a guy so it may be just as well!!! ;-)

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  19.   unme23 says:
    Posted: 24 Oct 07

    running shorts, tights. it all the same fala..lol

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  20.   SWEETNES20 says:
    Posted: 24 Oct 07

    i wear my tights, more like a too too...lol

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  21.   Fala says:
    Posted: 21 Oct 07

    I don't wear tights at the gym Unme!!!!! Running shorts are more my style.

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  22.   unme23 says:
    Posted: 18 Oct 07

    i can picture fala in tights.

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  23.   mossimo36 says:
    Posted: 14 Oct 07

    I belong to a woman only gym too. Had to dress like Tom Hanks in Bosom Buddies

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  24.   mossimo36 says:
    Posted: 11 Oct 07

    Now I know Fala is playing hard to get, lol....

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  25.   Fala says:
    Posted: 10 Oct 07

    Unme and guys like him are the reason I belong to a women-only gym.

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  26.   mossimo36 says:
    Posted: 09 Oct 07

    Where is Fala???? MIA?

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  27.   mossimo36 says:
    Posted: 07 Oct 07

    Congrats again Coco!! I think Fala is playing hard to get!!

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  28.   Cocokisses says:
    Posted: 05 Oct 07

    Yep Mossimo...in 2 short months I'll tie the knot :) I am still waiting for you and Fala to hook up :) Thanks everyone!

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  29.   mossimo36 says:
    Posted: 05 Oct 07

    Time to get back to the gym after my little vacation siesta!!

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  30.   mossimo36 says:
    Posted: 03 Oct 07

    Dang Coco, another good woman gettin married!!

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  31.   unme23 says:
    Posted: 03 Oct 07

    at least you only have 20 krisshan, i have 40!!!

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  32.   krisshan says:
    Posted: 02 Oct 07

    well, i have 20 more baby pounds to share. any encouraging words for me? please? anyone? i have no energy whatsoever

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  33.   Cocokisses says:
    Posted: 28 Sep 07

    I know that's right!

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  34.   sortaann says:
    Posted: 26 Sep 07

    Way to go Coco !!!

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  35.   unme23 says:
    Posted: 26 Sep 07

    i love to watch your ladies bodies, mostly fala.........lol

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  36.   Fala says:
    Posted: 23 Sep 07

    You know that is so true Coco! At least we're getting wiser as we get older! ;-)

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  37.   Cocokisses says:
    Posted: 22 Sep 07

    Thanks Fala. I gotta tell you that I long for the days when I was 90 something lbs :) I like the way I look, and at least now I am not starving myself to be that weight :) It's nice to have a woman's curves :)

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  38.   Fala says:
    Posted: 20 Sep 07

    Good luck Coco, sounds like you've got the right motivation. And it is tougher when you get older but that's when your body and mind need the added activity the most.

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  39.   Cocokisses says:
    Posted: 18 Sep 07

    This is a great article because everything they mentioned, I have gone through. I am getting my body back in shape. It's harder now that I am in my 40's but with hard work (I love zoomba)I will get there. Plus, I want to look fabulous when I get married!

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