After having had to give up working out due to giving my body time to recover from surgery (a year), I have re-join Fitworks. I came across an old blog post that said weight lifting not only builds muscle but also helps harden bones. I know I’ve lost some muscle and definitely some bone density during the last year so really think I need to get back to the gym and do some strength training again. I am actually excited about it!
In the past, I really did well when I was a member at Fitworks because there is one close to my place of employment. Consequently, it is convenient for me to go before work or during lunch. At one point, I was working out 5 days a week this way! Right now, I am starting by going every other day. Cost wise, it isn't really costing me anything! I'm using the Christmas money I received and a VISA gift card to pay for my 18-month membership.
I thought I could just get in workouts at home, but it’s very difficult because there are so many distractions there. I look forward to getting stronger again in 2011—wish me luck!