HEAR MY RAGEEEE!!!
Okay so what will follow this next little angry outburst, I still feel I should post. HOWEVER, that was this morning before I got to my gym...
How I feel now...
Literally a week ago, last Saturday, I went to the gym worked out hard and all was fine and dandy. Then I got sick and had to take a week off of working out to regain my strength. This morning I felt FANTASTIC and was super excited to make it to the gym during the short Sunday hours. So I choose a cute gym out fit, tie up my shoes and ride my bike to the plaza. Side note to my self *oh the circus is in town* as I lock my bike up to the post. I walk through the doors of the mall and boom I see the gym's doors closed. I am slightly discourage but I walk up to them anyways to see if this is some Sunday thing (who knows, it's my first time to the gym on a Sunday!). I open the door and start talking to the front desk lady. Nope, turns out this is not some "Sunday" thing, the gym is closed for renovations... FOR TWO MONTHS!!!!!! So you would think I would have known about this in advance, right? And no, I highly doubt they would only know one week in advance that this would be happening. I am ANGRY. No signs, no information posted, I even talked to the ladies at the front desk my last few visits and they didn't mention anything!! My options are now: (1) Put my gym membership on hold for two months (any person with common sense would know that if you want to stay in shape discontinuing your exercise regime will surely not help this) OR (2) I can bike ride an extra 20 minutes each way to go to the other premier fitness gym. oh did I mention it's up hill to get there AND I work at 7:30am three times a week? Well it seems my number of workouts each week have certainly been curbed as I do not see how I will have the time to make this trek, and I am most certainly not going to take public transit to make it faster as that just seems counter intuitive. PREMIER FITNESS - FEEL MY ANGER AND FRUSTRATION
How I felt this morning...
So I finally joined a gym, thanks to Livingsocial deals (Groupon also had a similar deal) I got an amazing 4 month offer for premier fitness and joined one of their mademoiselle clubs. Over a month into my membership I have gone through my fitness testing and minus a small bump in the road from a cold I'd say I'm well on my way to a more active and healthier lifestyle. I feel GREAT! Yes, some of you who know me may insert a sly "FEEL MY ABS" jab at me, but seriously you should because these come only from dedication.
I would definitely recommend premier fitness gyms, and for women their mademoiselle clubs. Excellent facilities, friendly and helpful staff, and some of their classes are quite enjoyable. So far I have tried two Zumba classes, I wanted to find out what all of the craze was about. First time I was not a fun, but the second time around with a different instructor I had a great time burning calories while shaking my boot-ayyy - ladies, if you need some motivation to work out I highly recommend these types of classes.
I have committed to not only going to the gym, but I am throwing a bit of European lifestyle into play and biking pretty much EVERYWHERE I can. Biking uphill to work everyday, now THAT is a good workout. I will say that biking has to be one of the most dangerous things you can do around Mississauga, and I should really invest in a proper helmet (yes, I know - tisk tisk for not currently wearing one). Not only are there very few bike friendly areas, but cyclists don't even know how to use these bike lanes properly! Cyclists are still vehicles and should go in the same direction as traffic, not against it. Breaking this rule is not only highly dangerous for yourself but for oncoming cyclists who have to try and swerve around you. Cyclists aren't the only ones to blame for the dangers on the road, I have also almost been hit numerous times by vehicles failing to stop at stop signs or by individuals failing to see if there is other oncoming traffic before making a left hand turn into a parking lot or lane way. MISSISSAUGA NEEDS BIKE EDUCATION!!
Well that is all for now!