Prior to having kids, I kept a membership at a local fitness center.
I had to drive almost forty minutes to reach the gym.
I’d then spend over an hour and a half on my workouts. By the time I showered and completed the drive home, I’d given up quite a bit of time to accomplish my fitness regimen. I was convinced it was worth it, and I truly enjoyed it. I used to go to the gym at least four times per week. It was really great having access to a broad selection of equipment and machines. The gym offers various styles of stationary bikes, treadmills, rowing machines, ellipticals and stairmasters. There are tons of machines designed to target different muscles, along with plenty of dumbbells, wobble boards, weighted balls, weight benches, jump ropes and punching bags. They also hold group classes as part of the membership, such as kickboxing, spin classes, yoga, interval training, pilates and boot camp. Although the gym membership was expensive and definitely time-consuming, it offered a convenient way to stay in shape. Once I had kids, getting to the gym became nearly impossible. I eventually quit my membership. I needed to find an easier way to work out. I set up a workout area in my home and I’ve steadily added to my collection of equipment. For every birthday, Christmas and wedding anniversary, my husband gives me something new for the home gym. I now have a treadmill, stationary bike, yoga mats, dumbbells, jump rope and a weight bench. I’m saving my money for an elliptical machine. I can workout whenever I have the time. I can devote fifteen minutes or several hours on my workout. I often have the kids with me. I hope this will teach them the importance of a healthy and fit way of life.