Friday, April 30, 2010

Show Us Your Money Saving Tips- $20 Gym Memberships

I'm posted about this in the past but I think it such a great idea that I just had to link it up to Kelly's Korner- Show Us Your Life series.

Show Us Your Life with Kelly's Korner

Last fall when I made the decision to start a weight loss program and work on getting fit, I started looking into gym options. I don't know about you but I don't like the idea of getting stuck in a gym contract and after hearing some of the horror stories about the contracts from some friends I knew that was something I didn't want. My sister-in-law was using the gym at one of the local youth centers and it had everything she was looking for, so I decided to give it a try. The great thing about it was it only cost about $20 for a membership. That's all. No monthly fee. No contract. Now I will say this if you are looking for the personal trainer experience, you're probably not going to get that at a youth center. However, it had all the equipment I was interested in using. Most of the centers in my area offer workout classes for a small fee in addition to the gym equipment. So if you're looking for a place to get that workout in but you're like me and you hate the contracts and high prices, check out your local youth centers and activity centers.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

New Goal

So I may be crazy but oh well... I've decided to start training to run in a 10k run this fall. If you know me, you know I've never really done any kind of running. This is a big deal for me but I believe its totally doable. My awesome sister-in-law is going to do it with me. We're going out to buy new running shoes this week and going to get started soon.
I found a running plan that is designed for people who are new to running. It caught my eye because it's call the "Couch potato to 5k" training program. It starts with small steps and works up to a 5k. The race we are striving to run in is both a 5k and 10k. I'm hoping with 4 months to train we will be able to run in the 10k.
I'm not really worried about making a good time. I just want to set the goal to complete it. If I can accomplish that I will be happy. So here's wishing us luck. I know we can do this together.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Happenings of the last month with the Worthys

Let's see... What's been going on with the Worthy's for the past month. Truthfully, not much. It seems like we've had something going on every weekend for the past month. Last weekend we visited some family on the other side of the state. My dad's aunt was celebrating her 80th birthday. We had a big surprise birthday dinner for her. There were 38 people there and she was totally surprised.
Two weekends ago we were in Las Vegas. Daniel's company sent him and coworker to a Microsoft conference and I tagged along. Neither one of us had ever been out there before. I have to say... Vegas is definitely an interesting place. We flew out Sunday night and came back on the following Thursday. I was pretty much ready to come home by Tuesday. I did a ton of walking around while Daniel was in his meetings. I don't know that I've ever walked as much in one day as I walked while in Vegas. We did a little gambling. Mainly we sat at the penny slots and got free drinks. We didn't really win any money but we didn't spend a lot either. At least not in the casinos. The conference was at Mandalay Bay but we stayed at the Luxor. It was okay. I started out in a pyramid room and had to upgrade to a tower room. The Luxor is Egyptian themed and the casino and theaters are in the pyramid. The rooms in the pyramid are really kind of interesting. The windows are slanted and the elevators move sideways. It was weird.

This is one of my best friends, Christina. She was one of my roommates in college and one of my beautiful bridesmaids. She lives in LA now and was out in Vegas for other reasons. When I told her I was coming out, she worked it out so she could stay an extra day and see me. I was so excited to see her again. It had been almost 3 years since we had seen each other. That's the pyramid part of the Luxor in the background. The weather was excellent while we were there.

This is the view from the room I stayed in the first night. I hadn't expected to see the mountains but they were beautiful.

This is the New York New York casino and hotel. I really like this one. That's a roller coaster track that is running in front of it. No... I didn't ride it but it looked like fun. Too bad they make me sick.

This is the Excalibur. It was right next door. Daniel really liked this one.

Here's Daniel sitting at one of the slot machines.

Poppies at the Bellagio. They have a beautiful garden just inside the lobby area. It was gorgeous.

Caesar's Palace. It was huge. The decor inside was amazing. The paintings and statues and ceilings were magnificent.

Standing on the balcony walkway at the Bellagio. That's Paris Casino resort behind us. The Bellagio has some amazing fountains. It was one of my favorite things that we saw while we were there.

Lions at the MGM. They have a lion habitat inside the casino.

Paris Casino Resort.

These are some of the statues inside Caesar's.

I know we didn't even scratch the surface of seeing all there is to see in Vegas. Maybe one day we will make it back out there.

I guess that's about all that has been going on this past month. It will be nice to relax this weekend and enjoy the Easter holiday with family.

Happy Easter to all of you out there in Blogger land.