Saturday, February 04, 2012
The Day Had Finally Arrived!! Planet Fitness Opens TODAY!!
The day has finally arrived that I've been waiting for. The day where I let all my excuses fly with the wind. The day where I can start moving my tushy, and getting on the fast track to being a lean, mean, fat burning machine. I don't even care that I'm sick and feeling miserable.
Let's talk about that for a second, shall we? Thursday night, I started getting the sniffles. I put it down to the fact that the weather around these parts has been bordering more on spring than winter. I actually have fresh, green grass growing down my driveway. In February. So, I figured my sniffles were probably unseasonable seasonal allergies. All day yesterday my sniffles stuck around, moving down in to my throat. By the time I got home last night, I knew that there were no allergies - I was dealing with a cold. I could barely breath, and kept feeling like I was drowning. It even made me throw up because it caused me to choke and gag. It was horrible!
Shortly after eating dinner, I started shivering. Like uncontrollable, couldn't get warm shivering. I had a thermal blanket, a fleece blanket, and a comforter on me - and still couldn't get warm. I bundled up as best as I could, and went to sleep on the couch. That was about 6:30 last night. I woke up shortly after 9 and went to bed. Even though the shivers were gone, I could still feel a fever. I tried to bundle myself up some more, and went back to sleep. I woke up at 4:30am, drenched in sweat, knowing that I had finally broken my fever. I went back to sleep and woke up at 7. I feel much better. I'm still a little sniffly, but I can breath, and I don't feel like ca-ca.
OK, back to the gym. You know me well enough to know that if I had exercise planned, a cold would be the perfect excuse to get out of it. But not this time. I'm not letting it get in my way. In fact, I received a little sign Thursday night that I was meant to be at the gym today. Peanut's friend's mom called to ask if Peanut could spend the night with them on Friday. I have to drive to town to pick Peanut up this morning - that just so happens to be pretty close to the gym. So, I have no excuse to stay at home today. I was being set up by fate to make sure that my behind was at least in close vicinity to the gym today - and to the gym I will go.
I'm not sure how much exercise I'll actually be able to do today - being that it's opening day at the gym. I've got this picture in my head of me showing up at the gym and it looks more like a fair than a gym. There will be mass hysteria while special stuff is happening, like radio stations and celebrity guests and games and all the bells and whistles that comes with a new business opening up. Don't worry. I've already planned on going back tomorrow morning. Hopefully it won't be too crazy this first week. I've got big plans, and I can't have anything getting in the way of that. Even if I can only get a treadmill or an elliptical for an hour - that's much better than nothing.
I'm sure that once the "new gym smell" has disappeared, the craziness will die down, and I'll be able to get in a discover the other wonderful features the gym has to offer. Right now, though, it's just about getting any form of exercise in.
I've been counting down to this very day for a month. The month has felt like forever. I started to think this day was never going to arrive, but it has. Finally. I feel like a kid that just got the latest and greatest video game for their birthday. I have so much hope and dedication and excitement brewing inside of me. Big changes are coming my way, and I'm ready to embrace them with open arms.
So, bring it on Planet Fitness. Show me the power of the Judgement Free Zone. Give me the power I need to make all my fitness dreams come true. It all begins today!
Till next time. ;)