Blog post submitted by SHARI!
I was so ready to change my life, in little ways, a day at a time and thanks to the AHA, Central Hudson & Gold’s Gym, I was all in. But it appears that the powers that be have conspired against me. I knew time would be an issue – I seldom make time for myself, with a demanding job, an aging parent and an ailing dog. I had committed to going to the gym three times a week and doing a yoga class on Saturdays.
The first week I planned on attending a boxing class at 6:30 pm, but as I was leaving the office, there was an emergency and I did not get out until it was too late. All was not lost, as I was scheduled to meet my Trainer and have a scan on Wednesday, however, I did not realize there would be a work out afterwards and arrived in flip flops. Needless to say, the session had to be re-scheduled. Then the morning I was to go, I was asked to go to the veterinarian surgeon earlier than scheduled. I finally met Brittany Friday and she is awesome and I was psyched for my yoga class the next day. Then the storm hit and the power outage. Well, you get the idea. I hope that my slow start will end in a strong finish and I remain thankful for the opportunity to participate.
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