Kim---This is a GREAT idea!! As you all know, I'm really new to fitness, having been at it only for a few months, and I'm happy to join you on this thread as a way to stay motivated, and perhaps to motivate others as well. I've recently worked my way up to 55 minute workouts.......I'm doing a sort of circuit training program at home, which is more improvised than organized, and I tweak it regularly to prevent boredom. It's a lot cheaper than going to a gym, and since the equipment is right there staring at me it's impossible to ignore it! :chuckle If I had to go somewhere else to work out, well....I wouldn't. Besides, even with my substantial weight loss, I'm still very large, and I'd be too self-conscious exercising in public.
Exercise has also become "me" time, a time that's all my own, to relax and de-stress from the hassles of work and family and everyday life. Inside this still-fat-but-getting-fit body is a young girl who once ran, danced, swam, biked, and danced some more, and she's literally screaming to be let out........That's what it's all about for me, anyway, not just weight loss and overall health, but freeing that girl to run and dance and swim and bike again just for the sheer joy of it!!