One Crazy Fiber Lady

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One Crazy Fiber Lady

Set Course

April 16th, 2009 · 6 Comments

We have now set sail for sleeve island.    I finished the body of the Fair Isle sweater to the armpit last night on the train.  I cast on for the sleeve this morning:


I didn’t get very far as I was busy gabbing and newspaper reading this morning. ¬†I also didn’t get any knitting done last night as the Sox had a day game. ¬†Pair that with heading to check out a new gym after the twins went to bed. ¬†

A commuting buddy was talking about his gym while on the train yesterday. ¬†I’ve been thinking about joining one. ¬†I have a load of videos and various bits of exercise stuff, but nothing like a treadmill or a bike. ¬†Even while I own all this, I still have a tendency when home at night to parked my arse on the easy chair in my room and knit or futz with the computer. ¬†Doesn’t necessarily lead to getting into some semblance of shape. ¬†Not to mention I think I’ve lost all that I’m going to lose by diet alone. ¬†I had to take it to the next level and actually move around a bit. ¬†Enter the gym. ¬†

I joined it. ¬†It is a couple of miles from my house, conveniently located so I could technically hit it on the way home from the train. ¬†But probably won’t but will go until after the twins go to bed. ¬†They are open until 10PM, have lots and lots of machines. ¬†I lurve that the treadmills/bike/ellipticals all have integrated TVs with cable and dedicated headphone ports. ¬†Nice. ¬†I’ll still bring my smidge of a iPod.

The place is CLEAN! ¬†The ladies locker room was spotless with a gorgeous shower facility. ¬†Lockers with keypads that you set so you don’t need to schlep a lock. ¬†Towels abound. ¬†Juice bar. ¬† Nice. ¬†Its not a muscle head place so I don’t have to feel like a weakling around there. ¬†Plenty of equipment so there’s no waiting. ¬†I did about 45min of cardio on the bike and treadmill last night after getting a tour and signing on the dotted line. ¬†I have a one hour session Sat morning with a trainer.

Craft on!

Tags: EZ Patterns

6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Cookie // Apr 16, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    Woo Hoo!

  • 2 Dorre // Apr 16, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    sounds like fun 🙂

  • 3 margo // Apr 16, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    I’ve been a member of my gym for going on three years and I love/hate it. LOL
    At a “certain age” your metabolism screeches to a halt. No longer are you thinking about looking hot. You are trying to fight blood pressure issues, cholesterol stuff and still are vain enough to want to look your best, whatever that is.
    Get on with it girl. You will do fine.

  • 4 Harriet // Apr 16, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    Must be the season. I started walking today. It helps that I took my camera and then had things to blog about.

  • 5 Kim // Apr 17, 2009 at 11:17 am

    You joined a gym! And it has a juice bar! You’re a disciplined motivated person so I know you’ll make good use of your memebership. Unlike me. I joined a gym years ago and went only 4 times (despite it being next door to my office).
    To get in shape, I am thinking of ordering one of those Hoop things. I’ve also done a bit of yoga at home with this fruity DVD.

  • 6 JessaLu // Apr 18, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    Good luck with the gym thing! ;o) Don’t forget to disinfect the handles! (yep, that’s mostly why I don’t use the public gym in town, too many germs, hehe)