Posted in bariatric surgery, health


I did something Friday I thought I would never do – I joined a gym.  I had been thinking about it for awhile, but didn’t think I could afford to do that. In fact, I really can’t afford to do that right now, but I can’t afford not to, either. The money part will work itself out.

I joined LA Fitness, which is literally two lights down the street. It has a pool (the biggest selling point), it’s close to my apt, and many opportunities for group fitness (swim, yoga, Zumba, spin).  The staff is very kind and enthusiastic and helped get me a deal I could live with.

I start with a trainer on Monday after work. Very excited. I want to get healthy and give my body as much help during the recovery from surgery.  I also want to get into the habit of exercise so I can step back into the routine as easily as possible.

Yes, I’m still having the surgery. Do I think I could lose weight without it? Yes, some, but not enough, and definitely not quickly enough. I think disciplining myself for exercise now will help the surgery’s success and help me keep the weight off long-term.

I was not born a gym rat, but as nice as LA Fitness is, I know I could become one. I am committed to a year of pushing my body to fitness, Sassy style!


I seek to live, breathe & work creatively. Late bloomer. I survived breast cancer and so much more. I will meet each challenge w/determination, badassery & sass!

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