During the nearly three years we spent in Ocala, I’m pretty sure I wrote “I miss BodyPump” on this blog no less than 5,000 times. I am so happy it is back in my life now!!! HOORAY! There are tons of gyms that offer BodyPump and other Les Mills classes in Charlotte and I am excited to check them out!
Since I’m not sure where exactly we’ll end up in Charlotte, I don’t think Ryan and I will be getting a gym membership until we’re in a more permanent living situation unless we can find one that’s relatively cheap near our temporary apartment. For now, I’ll be hopping around.
Today’s “find the closest BodyPump class” adventure took me to an aquatic center.
It was an older facility and the class size was small, but I still managed to get in the zone and feel the burn. Though the building was a little dated, I loved the way it smelled like a pool throughout the facility. It took me back to my days on the diving and water polo teams in high school. I know it’s weird, but the smell of a pool is one of my favorite smells in the world. Memories!
After BodyPump, I stopped by Fresh Market to grab a strawberry walnut salad and a cup of Greek yogurt for lunch.
(I saved the second cup to enjoy either tomorrow morning or as an evening snack tonight.)
Once I made it back to our hotel, I ate my lunch and worked until around 2:15 p.m. when it was clear to me that cabin fever set in for Sadie and she needed to spend some time outside.
Either that or I was just using Sadie as an excuse to put off some emails and enjoy the beautiful sunshine. Whatever works!
We walked for about an hour and Sadie had a ball. One thing we both appreciated was the shaaaaade.
The large number of beautiful tree-lined streets was one of the things Ryan and I repeatedly commented on during our first visit to Charlotte. Our neighborhood in Ocala was surrounded by the Ocala National Forest and yet there were no trees! It was mind-boggling, especially since Florida is so HOT and shade is always more than welcome. I’m happy to see a plethora of trees along the street here, that’s for sure.
We also saw kids outside playing which made me smile. Sadie was intrigued with the kids at first until she noticed their scooters. Scooters are SCARY.
So are bikes, skateboard and rollerblades. Basically anything with wheels freaks Sadie out.
I’d say our first day in Charlotte was a success. I’m looking forward to a casual dinner date with Ryan tonight!