Tuesday, May 5, 2009

She's Baaaack!!!!!

Hello my fellow FFC followers....SOOO glad to be back in action this week! It's been two weeks of packing, stressing, moving, working, training.....blah blah blah.... However, I am very proud to say that I was convinced that I would not let all the changes going on in my life effect my goals for my healthy lifestyle....and i DIDN'T! The last time I blogged, I was talking about the changes that would make living a healthy lifestyle in the south much easier. I am here to tell you that they have already started!

First, I now work two days from home, so on those days, I am using the time I would have taken to commute and working out in the FREE GYM in the building right next to my townhouse. I am literally 20 steps away from all the cardio and weight equipment that I need! No more truckin' through the snow to get a workout in and fighting -20 degree wind chill to snag 45 minutes on an elliptical!

Second, before I left Atlanta 3 years ago, I desperately wanted to take dance classes at this awesome studio that offers them. When I found out about it, I was already moving. I looked up their website yesterday and they have DOUBLED the classes that they offer, and all the classes that I want to take conveniently fall at the right times. Also, it's on my way home from work. I grew up doing dance and cheerleading and I have missed using that to be active, because dance is seriously the only type of exercise I truly enjoy. I find that dance classes offered at gyms tend to not challenge me enough, and in Chicago, classes at studios were so expensive that it would have ruined my experience thinking about how much it was costing me. I have found the perfect answer with the studio here in Atlanta and I go to the first class tomorrow evening!

Finally, I GOT MY WORKOUT BUDDIES BACK! I speak often on my personal blog about how much I missed my friends and family here in Georgia. When I lived here I was ALWAYS doing something with them and the plans are already rolling in for that. Long walks with my dog, jogging on Silver Comet Trail, hiking up the mountain in Kennesaw were all part of my daily life before, I cannot tell you how happy I am that it is going to be a part of my life again.

I am going to post the WHOLE story of how this move happened on my personal blog this week. It really is inspiring how it all played out.

It's time for me to hit the gym my friends! Have you ever heard excitement about that from me before? I am looking forward to weigh in this week!!

On a side note....does anyone have any good suggestions about a pair of dance shoes I should buy? I need to pick some up today!

Back in Action!!!

- Christina G.