Phew. Today FLEW by. My boss was out yesterday (whoa, I have a boss now!) so it was kind of slow, but there was lots to do today! But the important stuff first. Lunch!
One of the things I was secretly mourning as my funemployment came to a close last week was the fact that I would no longer be able to eat eggs for lunch. My standard lunch these days is a yogurt bowl (yogurt, frozen fruit, granola, peanut/almond butter) with either a turkey sandwich or an egg sandwich. Then I remembered that my good buddy Susan at The Great Balancing Act makes egg “pillows” at work in the microwave. I tweeted her asking for instructions, and she obliged. The results?
It was delicious, I must say. They didn’t taste weird or rubbery or anything! I had the sandwich and the yogurt, ran an errand (which I’ll tell you all about in a minute) and then had some TJ’s trail mix. I saved the apple for a mid-afternoon snack.
So, back to my errand. In my quest to find a new workable routine with working 8-5 every day (not including the 30 minute commute each way) I realized that my new job also has the perk of being university staff. Annnnd university staff can use the university gym. I still have to pay, and I’m debating the switch overnight, but I think I’m going to cancel my current gym membership and pick up here.
How awesomely inspirational is this? This is what they have above the door. I took this as a great sign.
The pros of switching:
- Convenience. I won’t be able to work out there on weekends, because it’s so far from home, but it WILL be extraordinarily convenient 5 days a week. (Okay, let’s not kid ourselves. I won’t work out on Friday after work. But at least I’ll be able to go 4 days a week, which gets a thumbs up in my book.)
- Cost. This set-up is $10 cheaper a month than my current gym.
- Swimming! I’ve missed swimming, and I would be able to use a gorgeous Olympic size pool there.
- Sauna and steam room. I’ve never tried them, but I bet they’ll feel awesome in the winter.
- TVs on the cardio equipment that will sync with your iPod. Cool!
- Indoor/outdoor track to run on, should the treadmill bore me.
- Nicer weight room
- No annoyingly loud music on the speakers at all times
- I could take a swim class! (See the “goals” tab above.)
- Racquetball/squash/basketball/volleyball courts, should my crippling uncoordination issues ever resolve themselves
- Not convenient on weekends/holidays.
- I would have to pay extra for classes like yoga. They’re about $50 for 7 weeks, and there isn’t a big selection at good times.
- No personal training (not that I’ve ever done this anyway)
- Would be working out with lots of hormonal college students
(I didn’t take pictures of the gym because I had an actual tour with tour guide. If I join, I will.) I think I’m going to pull the trigger and join unless T brings up any good objections tonight.
What do you think? Am I forgetting to check anything out, gym-wise, that I should?