Good morning! Happy Friday!
Pug people, how adorable is this “Benefits to Pug Ownership”!?! One of my Twitter followers tweeted it to me last night, and I almost died with cuteness overload. I especially loved the part about Men in Black. Haha!
Yesterday’s breakfast was mashed sweet potatoes with Coconut Cinnamon Apples (<— recipe also works with pears!), Greek yogurt, and a scoop of Teddie peanut butter. I heated up the sweet potatoes and apples in the microwave and then added the Greek yogurt and peanut butter. Mmm… so good! I also drank a glass of iced coffee with almond milk.
After breakfast, I went to a doctor’s appointment and then on my drive home, I got a call from my sister. She had an ultrasound yesterday morning and found out she’s having a BOY! I guess eating all of those bananas worked! (I read an article online that said eating a diet high in potassium was associated with having a boy, so I told my sister she should eat a lot of bananas if that’s what she wanted. She replied she didn’t think the shape of the food mattered. Haha! It’s been a running joke ever since!) Anyway, when I heard my sister’s good news, I was about to drive by a Target, so I popped in and bought my nephew all sorts of ridiculously cute things. I can’t wait to spoil him!
When I pulled into the parking lot at Target, I noticed an LA Fitness tucked away behind it. I had no idea it was even there. I was wearing workout gear because I planned to swing by Planet Fitness again to test out a treadmill workout for my Health post, so I dropped into LA Fitness to see if I could try it out for the day.
I love that my job involves testing out treadmill workouts!
Even though I was kind of in the market for a new gym membership, I really didn’t think I was going to join. I just wanted a cheap-y gym where I could run on the treadmills, and I assumed LA Fitness was out of my price range because it was really nice inside—it even had a pool! (I want to try water running!)
All of the fancy amenities definitely sold me, and I totally joined a new gym. (The fact the membership saleswoman did CrossFit didn’t hurt either—we had lots to chat about!) LA Fitness offers month-to-month contracts, so I only signed up for two months. Once the weather warms up, I’ll be able to run outside again. But, with all of the fun classes and amenities available at LA Fitness, maybe I’ll end up keeping my membership a little longer. We shall see.
I finished off lunch with a pineapple Chobani.
Question of the Day
What are your must-haves for a gym? What amenities will sell you?
Amenities that will sell me: Treadmills with TVs, a variety of awesome classes, a fancy locker room, a juice bar or healthy café
P.S. I heard about an interesting story that’s going to be on Science Friday today and just wanted to pass it along to the dog people: Canine Conundrum: How Dog Became Man’s Best Friend. I plan to listen!