Lest the posting police come out to get me, I guess I will take a minute and tell you about my day.
I'm sure you guys have just all been holding your breath wanting to know if I did indeed go join Curves like I promised.
Well, before you all pass out, from holding your breath too long, I did go back. I did not join, but I did go back. Here's the scoop:
The girl was really nice. She told me their coupon comes out next week and I won't join unless there's a SALE. I brought in an old coupon I got this Spring that was 60% off the sign up price and she would honor that, but the one that's coming out next week is for 1/2 price registration and then you get the rest of July and all of August for FREE. So that's a much better deal!
I told her I had heard of people getting a free week and she said that's not the way to go either, because then they won't give you any discounts when you sign up once you’ve taken the free week. I guess they think the free week is your discount.
So she gave me a free workout today taking me around to all the machines and showing me how to use them. She said she felt real bad that she sent me away last week and couldn't do anything for me. I told her I was really disappointed because I had been psyching (sp?
) myself up to come in for the past month.
We hit it off right away. I made jokes about my fat and we both just laughed. It was fine. I think they really look at you like, hey you're doing something to help yourself out, rather than laughing and making fun of you. I asked her if she knew CPR. She said, "why? are we going to have to find out?" I also asked her who the heck put the big mirror up on the wall, that it wasn't very flattering. She agreed and said she wasn't sure who the brilliant one was.
I liked it. Well enough, except for the sweating!
My a$$ won't fit into one of the machines, I rub. But I just rub, I don't actually stop the machine so I will do it anyway and love it when the hips fit good. It will be one way to measure my improvement!
Two of the machines are very hard to get on and off of. Not graceful at all. It's ones that you sort of have to mount like a horse only the seat back is where you would swing your leg over so you have to get on from the front.
Ya know, I'm getting an attitude. It's been building for about 6 months now. No more apologizing for my fat. This is me, if people like me, great. If they don't, they can go to he!!.
Anyway, as I was leaving today, she told me that if I wanted to come back this week during the hours she was there, she'd let me work out for free until I sign up next week. It was real nice of her to offer to let me come this week for nothing. She even told me that she's not there tomorrow, but if I wanted to come in, I should just tell the girl I stopped in for a trial workout and not mention Tracy's name. The other girl would never know that I had had my trial workout today.
So, for any of you that want to try it, I say: Go For It! And yes
there is some flexibility to the fees and such. You could even ask them if they'll take an out of town coupon and then let me know and I'll send you one next week.
Mary: Can't wait to try the meatloaf recipe. Honey will be in heaven. Meatloaf is his favorite meal, believe it or not.
Barb: Your dining room is beeeoooootiful!!! It turned out loverly. Is the paintjob called 'glazing'? I do spongepainting and from the picture it looks similar. Yours probably looks alot better than mine in person, but pictures never do things justice. (Just look at how beautiful we all are and how crappy most of us think we look in pictures and you'll know what I mean.
Amanda: I hear ya on the steering wheel. It felt real good when I could actually steer the dang van again. You'll get there too. [[[hugs]]]
Tina: Oh honey, you and Ron are so sweet together. [[[[hugs]]]] to you too. There is always a reason for stuff that happens. Sometimes it just takes some time to figure it out. The sun will shine through those clouds your experiencing, just be patient.
Lucky: Me too. I'm not 'sinning' either, but damn, some days it's hard.
2cute: Now you're the one who exhausting me with all of the activity you're doing. Smell the roses, honey! Gotta take a minute.
Andria: You're so good getting your dad set up with his cooking. My mom doesn't really have too many health issues, other than wanting to lose a few pounds, but being alone, she hates to cook. I know where you're coming from. I try to make an extra portion now and then when I'm cooking and take it to her for something different.
Kat: I'm with you, back down to business. I liked your terminology "baring my ample flesh". CUTE!!!
Sandy: Some times it's more work to go away on vacation than it is to just stay home. It's really a shame, because the guys always call it "vacation"!
Justme: I checked out the recipe website, it looks great. Now if I can just find simple, easy, no cook recipes there I'll be good to go.
Pam: I'm glad you found us again. I was worried that you had decided not to stay. I don't do much via e-mail, just really don't have the time. It's about all I can do to keep up here with one thread. You'll get the hang of it pretty quick the more often you post.
Lori: Wondered where you went. Glad your 4th of July binge is over and you are back on the straight and narrow.
Connie: You too. Missed ya. Good job throwing that Hamburger Helper away so you wouldn't be tempted to eat it all. Sometimes that's what we have to do. It's a new week so give it your best shot.
Ok, I think I caught up with everyone. If not, I apologize once again. Know that I love
you all. I'll catch ya later.
"The difference between perseverance and obstinancy is that perseverance means a strong WILL and obstinancy means a strong WON'T." - Lord Dundee