I am so proud of myself. I joined the gym!! I did it all by myself! This may not sound much of an accomplishment but it's huge for me since I had to navigate the whole process in Japanese!
I have signed up for two months, pre-paid, then from September they will deduct the payments from my bank account. Yep, I managed to get an auto-payment set up.
I actually pre-registered online this afternoon. My computer does not write Japanese so I have to search the internet for the words I want, then copy and paste them into the right sections. That took ages but I was so glad I had done it since my registration form was already at the gym waiting for me to come in. I didn't have to write anything myself, just sign on the dotted line.
The gym is housed on the 7th floor of a swanky hotel and office building a short bike ride from my place. It's called Central Sports. Biggie does karate with the same group but at another branch. I chose the branch that does not allow kids under 16 to join!!
My membership allows me to work-out between 7 and 11pm weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday. Mr. Mee a Bee gets home at about 8.15pm so I will have to be ready to go when he gets here. I am sure I will have no trouble initially, I'm usually dying to get out of the house then.
There's a full compliment of classes on in the evening: aerobics, STEP, AquaCircuit, etc but I think I will be happy swimming. I haven't swum in years so I'll be a bit rusty but I think I'll quickly fall back into stride.
I am very happy about finally doing something about my ever-growing backside and my lack of energy. I told Mr. Mee a Bee (who flinched at the price) that I would save money in the long-run since I won't need to keep buying clothes in a bigger size.
Wish me luck, I'll go tomorrow night for my orientation and hopefully my first splash.
I won't wear my new togs, my old black faithfuls will be perfect and pretty soon I will look great in my new swim suit (which is now on sale god dang it!!)