Our final decision was to join the YMCA. We went with the Valley of the Sun membership which gives us access to all of the Y locations in the Phoenix area. I think there are about 20 locations we could go to. There is never an excuse to not have something interesting to do. So far we've only made it to two locations because we've been quite busy exploring already.
The best part about the YMCA is that the girls can join us for many activities. Andrea is old enough to go to the pool on her own since they have a lifeguard on duty. I don't think I'm quite ready for that yet, but we'll see how things go as we get more comfortable with the different locations. As a family we can run on the outdoor track at the Mesa location. Chandler will allow the girls to join us for Yoga as long as the instructor is okay with the girls being there. Both locations have a family circuit room with machines that work on resistance bands rather than weights. Chandler even has a family circuit class. Next Saturday the girls will be joining me for Family Zumba. There is plenty to keep the girls busy when we want to workout together, and both locations have a great Kids Care area for when Daniel and I want to workout without worrying about supervising the girls.
Within 4 days of joining the YMCA I had lost half a pound. It is so much easier to eat healthy when I know I will also be hitting the gym. Being active and eating right really do go hand-in-hand. My first goal is to drop the weight I put on over the holidays and while I was on the steroid medicine. I'll then be back down to where I was when I took my break from writing. So... here's to those first 10 pounds. My goal is to have those gone by the end of February.
My question to you today: What specific and intention actions are you taking in order to reach your goals?