When is Monday a work out holiday??

Never!!!!! Or at least not this week.
I was able to squeeze some time on the elliptical at lunch and looking forward to laps in the pool tonight. Well, more accurately I am looking forward to the hot tub after the laps.
Our shower is still out of whack, so I think I’ll avail myself of the gym showers to clean up.

Over the weekend , I made a point of saying hi to two new people and thanked the nice girl for taking care of the locker room. I don’t know how they keep up with all those towels. I am just thankful I don’t need to take mine and dry it out every day.

The January commercials for the latest fads still make me laugh. The latest was Jillian Michaels now doing adds for curves. This corner gym is billed as the every day girls gym. No hype, no guys and a place where you can be you. While I have no problem with target audience focused small business I was kind of curious in that the video in the commercial didn’t have a good population demographic. I know the sales is, if you go, you will look like this, but the marketers also need to remember that if you don’t show a cross section of your accurate demographics, you will ultimately limit your clientele.

So how should gyms advertise? I dunno. Cross fit seems to call the uber fit crowd and if you go there you can get more uber fit. Nutria systems seems to promise do this and you will look like this in no time (forget the small print that these results are not typical of normal clients). I think a year ago I read of a gym that dare I say discriminated against fat people. Ie they didn’t want too many overweight people.

At the end of the day, all these clubs and business are there to make money. They won’t make you thin or fit. Only you can do that. Slowly. One day at a time, you are the one that chooses to do things differently and change one habit at a time.

I think the best way is to learn about what you eat and how it affects you. Healthy and natural isn’t that unless you know what’s in it!!
Classic example is the picture below. Just how healthy is that salad you ordered at lunch??? Surprised??? Yup that is how many sugar grams are in each of those items. WoW!!

So if you are looking to make a change this week, how about reading a label and deciding to make your own salad. Be a conscious eater.

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Now go take some time for yourself and GO PLAY.

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