This is going to sound vapid, but I’ve been worried about my weight for the last little bit. Not in a super-concerning way but just that I was always worrying about it. The number on the scale has slowly crept up, and I know it’s not going to get any easier as I age.
Exercise has been a part of my life since college, but what I was doing was no longer effective. My friend got me set up with a trial class at Orange Theory Fitness (OTF). I have since signed up for a pack of classes, and it has already made a difference.
I go once per week, twice if I’m lucky. I have already lost a little weight and a little bit from my waist. Not that it should matter, but it does help me psychologically. I can enjoy a hearty meal without worrying about how I’m going to make up for it.
I would highly recommend OTF to someone who needs an upgrade to their fitness routine. The workouts are about an hour and very intense, but not bad enough to want to quit. The coaches are very encouraging. There are people from all walks of life with unique goals, so it is not intimidating. Plus, it’s really nice to have someone else keep the pace!
You alternate between treadmill, weight room and water rower at the direction of your coach. I have a treadmill at home and while the rower is great, I am paying the big bucks for the weight room. It is nice to have different weight workouts and a professional on hand to help with proper form. You also have a heart-rate monitor and can track your BPMs, heart rate, approximate calories burned, etc. as you work out. You can visit their website to read exactly how it works! Basically, if you work out hard enough, you will keep burning extra calories for thirty-six hours!
The only downside is that it’s pricey. I’m #blessed to be able to work it out and have a husband who is supportive of my fitness goals. For him, I guess he’d rather we pay the money than have to hear the whining. As they say, “happy wife, happy life!”