Today was my last day of working out at Planet Fitness. It was also my last day at work, but that is to personal to talk about. Instead, I am bidding goodbye to my first gym. I know it gets no respect, and, considering some of the things I have read, maybe some shouldn’t. They are not the most friendly chain to those who are interested in getting in shape, in fact, they have a “lunk alarm”.In spite of this, it was my first gym. It helped me make the transition from working out at home to using a public facility. From what I’ve read, my particular one was far friendlier to weightlifters than the average P.F.. I went from deadlifting 60lbs to 120 there. It was my first chance to use heavy weights and use equipment I can’t afford to own. I made friends there, but again, too personal to discuss via the internet.
So I move on now, to a much smaller local gym. In many ways it is a better gym. I finally will have my squat rack. But it is still a change. New people, new customs, new habits. *sigh* In many ways, it is a metaphor for everything I am dealing with right now. No matter if better things lie in wait, I liked what I had, and I will miss it.