Thursday workout: 52 minutes elliptical.
I hate ending cardio workouts on a number that doesn’t end in a 0 or 5, but that is how sick I am of working out on stationary cardio machines. As soon as the tv show ended that I was watching, I couldn’t even motivate myself to stay on the elliptical another 3 minutes. haha.
Yesterday’s elliptical workout was done not on the machine in my building, but at a new gym I was testing out. My old gym membership expires shortly. I have been debating if I’d really need a new membership since I have (3 pieces of) cardio equipment and free weights in the gym in my building, but I figured since I won’t be running for awhile and am having motivational issues, access to a gym and group classes may help kick my butt back in gear.
The gym I went to, David Barton Gym, is like nothing I have ever experienced before. I don’t even know how to describe it. Very eclectic.
Here are a few pics from their website:
Meeting with the membership employee was a little intimidating. I guess they only want members who have specific goals and so who have specific, goal-oriented workouts. They don’t want a gym rat who just shows up to work out, jumping around from one cardio machine to another without any specific plan. I like that mentality.
With my Northwestern discount, the monthly gym rate actually falls into the budget I had set for myself for what I was willing to pay per month, so I think I am going to join. It is only about two blocks from my apartment, so I can easily walk or bike there : ) I haven’t decided yet if I’m going to join right now or first join a yoga studio for a month or two until my heel gets a little better. I hate to leave you hanging in such huge suspense about what gym/studio I decide to join, so I’ll be sure to update as soon as I decide. Haha ; )
On Wednesday night, after a LONG 48 hours that included my horrendous Monday night shift and then driving a total of 7 hours to Springfield and back the next day to sort out some crap regarding my physician license application, everything got taken care of, and I was finally able to relax.
Dean and I decided to “celebrate” getting everything resolved by going to PourHouse to grab a beer (or two, or three). They had an extensive menu that was pages long because of all their beer choices. My kind of bar! We each got a sample of a variety of beers:
AND….we each took pictures of our beers (duh).
All of my beers were at least 8% alcohol content. My favorite one was an 11% Belgian Beer, the one in the middle, that I discovered when I went there the week before with my friend Usha. Highly recommend it. It tastes even better if you’ve had a really shitty day. Yup, I don’t mess around. Go big or go home : )