Saturday, August 10, 2013

Getting fit in Boise

Ever since I knew we were moving to Boise, I decided to use the year as my 'finally get in shape' year. I am only working part time, and we have a Y membership, plus we live on the Greenbelt, so there's no reason not to get to where I ultimately want to be, around 145 lbs. (Though my goal weight is 142 lbs. just to hit the -110 lbs. mark, then I think 145 will be my comfortable place, we'll see though).

I have been going to spinning three days a week, TRX one day a week, and running two days a week. I also want to add in yoga and swimming laps, but I think that will come once my daughter starts preschool after Labor Day. I know it sounds crazy, but there are so many exercise classes I want to do, that it's hard to pick how to use my time! 

The YMCA here is amazing, I absolutely love it so far. The facilities are gorgeous, the teachers are great, childcare is wonderful, and it's so worth the somewhat steep price tag since I'm using it for so many classes. JJ talked me into taking a TRX class with him last Saturday instead of Body Pump alone. Wow, what a workout! It uses your core about the entire class, definitely a step up from Body Pump in degree of difficulty. I do like Pump because it's predictable (one part of the body targeted per song) and you can easily see how much you improve (adding weight), but TRX works the whole body, the whole time. And wow, was I sore for days afterwards! 

Now for some honest truth that's hard for me to talk about (so maybe it's good that I don't think anyone is reading)... JJ's career change is going to be a truly great thing for our family for so many reasons, but one especially selfish one. When JJ travels and works late nights, it's easy for me to binge eat. I'm lonely, I'm bored, I'm tired, it doesn't matter what it is, but it happens. Now he's home every night and weekend, and I'm doing really well with it! I still have to talk myself out of boredom eating at times, but I'm getting better. I really hope that I can work on this habit during the next year to where it's eliminated.... but I know it won't be easy.  So there's my dirty secrets - Our year in Boise is my finally get fit year, and I'm glad my husband is around so I don't binge.

Discussion questions:
What are you favorite group exercise classes?
Have you tried TRX? What do you think?

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