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Kennesaw, Georgia, United States
My name is Billie, I am a 43 year old mother of two. I have been mostly losing the battle of the bulge for the past 20+ years, now I'm ready to lose it for good. Come along on my journey to beat the battle.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Phil 4:13

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Battle of the Bulge - Day 19

Ok I must start working out. I did check out the Curves facility near my house, while convenient to my house, I drive an hour home and they close at 7, so if I get caught in traffic I would never make it to work out. Then that's just another excuse, although not entirely my fault I wouldn't do something else after battling traffic and getting home late. HOWEVER, I did watch some people doing their workout, as the girl was demonstrating the machines. Shane says this really doesn't count as a workout though. LOL

I also homeschool my son, so with working full time, homeschooling, trying to have a social life and working out, I really don't have a lot of time. But I am going to do this. I am going to work out, I am going to keep on track with my eating and finally win the battle.

I am going to check out another workout facility on my way home today, Snap Fitness. It is a 24 hour place, so if I get caught in traffic I could still work out. This will be an ok fix for now, I know they have treadmills and elipitical thingy, but once I really start losing I want to be able to tone up my arms, legs and abs. This is why I am checking it out before I commit, I don't know what kind of equipment they have. I really kind of like the Curves atmosphere because it's a circuit where you do different parts of your body, and most is low impact, which is what I need. I have plantar fasciitis, which is a shortening of the tendons in your foot. I have it in both feet which is really painful if I'm walking for long periods of time. Therefore, the need for low impact.

I am doing good with the calorie intake, so my only problem is the workout. Gotta get this going.

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3 comments:

  1. I have plantar fasciitis too...it hurts! I wear special sandals when I'm not in dressier shoes and it's really helped with my pain.

    Way to preserve and find the right gym/program for you. If you don't like it,you probably won't go. I'm cheering for you!

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  2. I'm new to your blog, and just wanted to offer support. There's so much you can accomplish workout out at home! I realize that home workouts are not for everyone (I still maintain my gym membership), but you may want to give it a try. I can point you in the direction of FREE workouts that require minimal (if any) equipment (you can accomplish alot with just bodyweight exercise) if you're interested in giving this a shot!!!! Just email me at AskTheTrainer@CatapultFitnessBlog.com

    Either way, good luck!!

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  3. I belong to a very no-frills gym ... plenty of treadmills and machines. I find that I am more likely to go there than to put in a DVD at home. I do it, just not as often. The 24 Hour place sounds very flexible if they have everything else you want.

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