I noticed a couple of months ago that one of the Curves for Women gyms relocated to be quite close to my house!

I hummed and hawed, since I *do* have a treadmill that isn’t used enough, but I figured I spend way too much time sitting on my butt at a computer so a month ago I signed up. I had been doing good exercise wise last summer but then when Winger and Surf got sick and died, I quickly gained it all and probably more back.

Today was my 1 month date where they re-weigh and re-measure me.

I’m pleased to present my stellar results:

Weight: -1 pound
Bust: -1.25 inches
Waist: -3 inches
Abdomen: no change
Hips: -1.75 inches
Thighs: -2.25 inches EACH!
Arms: -0.25 inches EACH
Body Fat: -1%

So like they say, I guess you lose either weight or inches. I’ll settle for inches. I can’t believe in one month that each of thighs is 2.25 inches less around. No wonder my shorts felt too big on my legs yesterday. I mean I watched them measure it both times directly on my skin so it probably isn’t a mistake.

I signed up for a year membership so there will be more inches to go.

What I like about Curves:
It’s so easy.
It’s a 30 minute work out, 3 times a week.
You get out of it what you put into it.
You spend 30 seconds at each station.
All the machines are resistant machines so the harder to work, the harder it is.
I don’t have to think.
I don’t have to adjust a machine.
I don’t have to carry a book around to figure out how much I lifted on each machine last time.
I don’t have to watch the clock.
I don’t have to figure out what to do next.
I don’t feel like I need to bring a friend.
It is only women.
It has never been very busy while I was there.
Excellent air conditioning and fans.
It’s in a very convenient location for me.

What I don’t like about it:
It’s a little expensive.
I don’t feel the ladies who are working watch enough to correct people who are not using the machines correctly. It’s a shame to watch ladies come in together and just talk to each other as they go around the circuit with no effort. I work HARD while I’m there (probably too hard because my heart rate is usually too high). To each their own I suppose.

I’ll report back in a month.