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To date I have lost over 4st 7lbs, which has taken me just over 3 years. I've been doing slimming world souly, just wanting to shift the weight, didn't really think that my body was going to be like when I had got rid of all the excess weight. I'm not 'saggy' as I haven't lost a great deal compared to some people, but I have gotten to the point where I wanted to start toning up my tummy, legs, arms etc. Not wanting to go all 'HULK' like but you'no, firm skinned ;)
After coming back from Download festival, I sat down and had a conversation with my mum (who I go to with advice from here, there and everywhere) and I explained to her that I'd like to join a gym (again!). I used to be a member of 'Nuffield Health and Wellbeing' which was a shocking £42 per month! Although you had access to a swimming pool, steam room, sauna, gym and classes, £42 seems really steep! I looked into a few more gyms such as 'DW Sports', Swindon council gyms etc, I decided to look into the newest gym Swindon has. I had heard a lot of great things about 'Kiss gym' although it is about 10/15 minute drive from my house, I went to have a look.
'Kiss gym' doesn't have a reception desk, but as soon as I got there I was greeted by a very friendly member of staff/personal trainer, who give me a tour of the gym. It had everything I wanted in a gym. They had running machines, elliptical trainer, stationary bikes, stepper, spinning bikes, weights, mats, kettle bells, punching bags and classes. There is underground parking. I was told it was £15.99 per month but there was a joining fee. My heart sank because joining fee's are the worst, but I was told I could have £10 off the joining fee which went from £25 down to £15! Hey, a tenner, is a tenner at the end of the die plus I'd already fell in love with the place! So, I signed up and headed straight in. I had a small induction, but I didn't really need it as I had been to gyms in the past. I did 20 minutes on the running machine, which I have never been able to do! I have to say, joining 'Kiss gym' which the best decision I have ever made!
I had joined Thursday 17th July and since then I have been Monday, Tuesday evening (exercise class) and Friday. My goal is go out at least twice a week. I have also measured myself as I'm stepping away slowly from using the scales and focus on exercise and toning.
I'm pear shaped.
I will measure myself again in a month and see if there is any changes, wish me luck ;)