Monday, November 16, 2009

Official Gym Member

That right, as of today I am officially a member of World Gym :) Yay. It's right by where I work, and as Nursing employees, we got a great discount of $20 a month! (Granted the people I joined with are the same people who fell off the running wagon with me, but it never stopped me, I'm staying positive!) That includes all classes, everything. Woo Hoo! I couldn't be happier for several reasons.

1. I'm afraid that running outside may do more harm than good, especially when it gets to be freezing here and snowing.

2. I can now run inside in the heat :)

3. I've always wanted to do a Spinning class and/or cardio kickboxing, and now I can.

4. Instead of just doing the Eliptical I have EVERYTHING! :)

5. It's literally steps from work, so off with the scrubs, on with the gym clothes, work out, then home. How easy and convenient is that!?

6. As we all know exercise has huge benefits for CF!

So excited!!! I want to keep this FEV1 on the increase, and I'm GOING TO DO IT!


Ronnie "Sickboy" Sharpe said...

Best news I've heard all day!!!!


Corey said...

I happened to stumble on to your blog from another blog and saw your post about running and your Fev1. I do not have CF but I do have asthma, with a long serious family history of it as well.

12 weeks ago I started the Couch to 5K program. Before that I had never run in my life and could not climb stairs without getting winded. Even walking up small hills would leave me in bad shape.

A month before I started running my Fev1 was 78%. Last week my Fev1 was 90%! That increase is all from running! It has been a long road to be able to run 5K but I did it and impressed at what a difference it has made on my lungs.

I am sure you know way more about all of this than I do but I still wanted to give you encouragement!