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

Monday, January 10, 2011

I Am A Regular

Today was my second day back to the gym after the kids have gone back to school. It felt great. I told my husband on Friday that I want a t-shirt that says something like this on the back (to be read by others when I'm jogging on the treadmills, which are in front of a row of bikes and a row of ellipticals):

I am a regular here. I started coming a year ago and barely began jogging a year ago, and now I'm on my second year of running.

Okay, okay, that would be too long to put on a t-shirt, but being that it's the beginning of a new year, and I'm still chubby, I wonder if people think I'm one of the new-years-resolutionists. I comfort myself with the fact that, well. ..... I'm not. :) I'm a regular at the gym and I am getting stronger with each visit.

(dramatic pause)

You know, it's actually a really good feeling...to be a regular at a gym. I know that I'm not there in January because I feel guilty about how out of shape I am, and I need to try and lose weight again, yada, yada. I'm there because it's what I do now. I've lost 44 pounds and I exercise 3-4 days a week. This is my life.

Love that feeling!

Have a great week everyone!


  1. I love the idea of your Tshirt for the gym. Specially with all those "resolution people" flooding into the gym. It's like I want them to know, "yes I'm fat but I was here first!"

  2. That is a great feeling. Especially when you start to recognize other regulars and give them the nod LOL!

  3. LOVE loris nod comment as I adore that too.
    then I know Im sticking to my stuff.

    Im getting ready for the other YOGA PEOPLE to nod at me :)

  4. I thought exactly the same thing the other day. For some reason, I did not want to be lumped into the "New Year's bunch"...I wanted people to know I was FOR REAL and would last longer than a week.

    But I guess it is more important that we believe it. We'll show them, right?

    I am very proud of you!

  5. that would be a cute tshirt if it all fits lol. I know the feeling though. I still feel ackward when I am running by other joggers cause I still feel 'chubby' in places.
    *standing ovation to 44pounds!!*
    The important thing is most of the regulars know you are a regular, and the fact that you ARE a regular lol

  6. Congrats on being a regular! :) I was giddy with myself when they started calling me by name when I came into the club.