It’s official, we are members of the YMCA :) We went to pick up our membership cards and got a small tour of the place yesterday and I have to tell you how nice the building is. I knew it would be nice by looking at the pictures online but I had no idea how nice it would be in person. You guys, it’s great! The building is newer and reminds me of a ski lodge that I’ve gone to a few times in the past. Very clean, very modern and the people who work there are very pleasant.
After we were all set up in their system and took a short tour the kids and I met with our therapists for an informal session in the lobby. Henry kept going over to the window of the childcare room and looking in so everyone suggested that I let him play in there while we had our meeting. I was reluctant as I’ve never left any of my kids with strangers but I did it and was glad that I did. He had a blast in there, playing with other kids and toys that he doesn’t have at home. I thought when it was time to check him out he was going to give me a hard time but he didn’t. He just kept saying “ball” which was something he was playing with some of the bigger kids. It was great!
Today I am picking Regina up after school and we are going to head up there to get our first official workout on. I plan to use the elliptical but don’t imagine that I’ll last longer than 15-20 minutes on it as I haven’t been to a gym in almost 4 years. I used to do the elliptical for no less than an hour on the some of strongest resistance settings the machine had. Let me tell you — I was in the best shape of my life in those days. I did weight machines and the treadmill at that time, too but I won’t be able to get back to those until after the baby is born. Oh I am so excited to work out again. I hope I will love it as much as I did before, it’s a great stress buster!
The YMCA offers a ton of classes, ranging from ballet to kickboxing and everything in between. I’ll have to get a maternity swimsuit if I want to take Henry into the pool and I think that is a must. The baby area looks like a super fun place for him. Plus the suit will fit me for sometime even after the baby is born. The outside pool has huge slides and there of course are lap pools for regular swimming. Can you tell how excited I am? This place is going to get me in shape for my wedding :)
Well, that’s enough yammering for the day. It’s supposed to be nice weather wise here and I hope it will be where ever you are, too! Happy hump day, enjoy!