"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start,
anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending." ~ Anonymous

Saturday, January 2, 2010

The Gym on Base

My husband was in the Navy when we were married. He's now back in and his job is to finish dental school so he can go back into the military as a dentist. I finally got a military ID again (after eleven years) last June, but I haven't even started to really utilize the facilities on the base even though I now have full access to all of them.

Partly that's because I always felt we lived too far from the base. In reality it's only about 15 minutes away, just in the opposite direction of where we live and shop most of the time.

That changed today.

Today I met my military-wife friend and we went to workout at the gym on the base. She goes there regularly and has been telling me for months to use the gym on base too if I want to workout. (It is free after all...) OMGosh...it's HUGE! Okay, not huge, but very large compared to the little free one at the church nearer my house.

We had a great time chatting and getting our workouts in. I didn't push myself too hard on the cardio machines because I was getting used to them.

It's funny, I was thinking about asking for a gym membership for Christmas, but I know it's not in our budget. Here I got a Christmas wish, and it was right under my nose all the time. I am looking forward to making many more trips to that gym in the future.


  1. That is wonderful news! The military has some great things to use when you are enlisted :-)

  2. How great is that! I sometimes wish I had a gym to go to rather than a basement, but we can't have everything. As I spend most of my workouts outside running i can't say I can really justify a gym membership!

  3. I love a story like this! God provides! I like your new photo, btw.

    Leah (and anyone else listening), I'm currently writing a book of stories told by military chaplains. If you or your husband, or any of your military friends, know any chaplains who might like to participate, I could e-mail you the details. I have a link to my website on my blog, with e-mail address in the lower right under "quick links."

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