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I put this off for a week or two (after the initial investigation) but on Saturday morning – after a nice unhealthy yet delicious breakfast at Spur – decided to bite the bullet and drove to Virgin Active at the K90 shopping centre in Boksburg to sign up.
First of all I went to the wrong one – there is a Virgin Active Red gym in the same centre as the Dischem and Woolworthes a block or two down from the K90 centre. For some reason I thought that this smaller gym was the K90 one – turns out that although it is a new gym; its a smaller, more cross fit focused gym – good to know but not what I was looking for; although maybe a possibility in the future (maybe).
So arriving at the correct gym at the K90 centre, I filled in my details, had my photo taken and after my mom asked the consultants for a list of eligible single guys (which they thought was hilarious), paid for and signed up for a premium membership through Discovery Vitality. So normally the price for joining (without Vitality) would have been R799 odd for a premium membership but as they pay 80% of the fees, I only need to pay R296 per month – subject to terms and conditions; which is basically that you need to go 36 times a year over a rolling 12 month period – which equates to at least 3 times a month (consistently).
I had to pay R1355, which is made up of the R1225 for the joining fee and R130 for the card fee. I also did not need to pay for the subscription fee for the month of August.The consultant printed out a class schedule for me and organised with the manager for me to get a free bag (which I needed to pick up today and wasn’t able to get but will hopefully get tomorrow). I then sat with another consultant who very inaudibly set up a MyActive profile for me and gave me a boot camp work-out to follow as well as a eating plan.
I did not take a tour of the gym as I was not dressed for the occasion firstly and secondly I needed to get my mom home else she was going to be late for her afternoon bowls session.
But I did it. I signed up. #babysteps
Yesterday I sorted out a towl, got locks for the lockers for my sister and I, bought a new pair of gym pants, a headband and a swimming cap for when I eventually decide to venture into the water, from Mr Price Sport.
I then decided to try some stuff so I could work out what goes with what. I was very disappointed. I am fat. I really am. I can’t fit into the majority of my summer sports tops, and those that I can fit into (just) show all my imperfections (aka love handles and muffin top) uncerimoneously. I was gutted. I still am. I managed to find a whole lot of big baggy soccer shirts and other t-shirts that I can wear so long. There are only a handful (ok maybe a bit more) of weeks til summer. I need to do something and I need to do it yesterday!
Tonight is my first session so wish me luck.
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