Tuesday, January 3, 2012

New Gym!!!

I am SUPER excited because we got new gym equipment. I told you earlier that we were building a "garage" gym and it looks like we're closer than I originally thought we would be. The cost of building a home gym can be pretty expensive. We looked at a couple of places that sell "crossfit" style gym equipment and it was out of this world. So... I was thinking it wouldn't happen for a while.

Good news - we sold James's old car. He bought an old 1964 Chevy Bel-Air and rebuilt it but hadn't used it in the last couple of years. With his new business, a new wife and his 2 children, he just didn't have time. So he sold it and now we're using that cash to start our home gym.

Things we got -

*Olympic Lifting Bar
*300 # of weights - 45s, 35s, 25s, 10s, 5s and 2 1/2s
*Dumbbells - 10s, 20s, 30s, 40s
*Squat rack/bench rack
*Punching bag
*12# medicine ball (a hard one, but the soft xfit kind)
*James got a curl bar
*a large ball (like the ones you do ab work on)

I think that's all, but I can't remember for sure. We spent around $950. It's not the nicest equipment, it's used, but it's a start. As time goes on, we may have some bumper plates which are typically easier to use for xfit. We will eventually get a soft medicine ball (14#) and James is going to build me a pull up bar. He's also going to build a box to do box jumps, a 20 inch. It's not perfect, but it's a start and I'm excited because now I can workout.

Tonight, I'm going to do a Nike Training Club work out because 1) I don't think the other equipment will be set up yet, and 2) I need to ease back into weight training since I'm a soft, fluffy pillow right now :)

I'll take pics once it's set up

p.s. I did run yesterday morning, 1.75 miles. I ran 1 minute fast, walked 1:30. I'm easing myself back into running too.

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