It’s been a few weeks since we began our family membership at David Lloyd Leisure Club so I wanted to do some goal setting. One of the reasons for this is accountability, I really want to be able to come back in a few months and say we’ve stuck at our goals religiously and made good use of the membership. But I’m also acutely aware that life sometimes gets in the way and although we often have the best intentions keeping focused can be difficult. Having an end goal is key and giving ourselves something to work towards is the best way to make it happen.
Luckily, being a member of David Lloyd actually makes gym-going pretty easy. Our local club is only 5 minutes down the road, opens at 6.30am and doesn’t close until 11.00pm on weekdays (10.30pm on weekends) As soon as you walk through the door it’s the sort of place you want to be and that really speaks volumes.
So, what about goal setting?
Lewis and Holly are old enough to use the gym facilities unsupervised and are very impressed with the racquet facilities. I’d really like to see them making their way to the gym independently of me and for fitness and exercise to be a fun part of their everyday lives. I know Lewis would really like to work on building some muscle so he’ll be concentrating most of his efforts on this and taking advantage of the brilliant range of weights and machines. He has mentioned to me that there is always a member of the gym team available to talk to if he’s unsure how to use specific equipment which is really reassuring. I’ve noticed myself that the gym team at David Lloyd are very approachable and more than happy to give a few pointers.
Holly would like to work on her overall fitness by doing some classes, she really enjoys yoga and finds it particularly helpful when she feels pressured at school. As Holly’s boyfriend is also a member of David Lloyd they would be keen to book a tennis or badminton court for a match. Holly is fiercely competitive (no idea where she gets that from!) and she is relishing the thought of really honing her racquet skills and being able to hold her own in a match.
Little Rose is a true water baby. She loves swimming so much and I’m really looking forward to taking her swimming after school and on the weekends. Back in June, she was almost swimming independently with a woggle and after just a few short weeks she’s confident jumping into the pool, grabbing hold of a woggle and paddling away. I can barely keep up. Next goal: swimming on her own with no woggle. Watch this space!
Justin has been into weightlifting for his whole adult life. He has free weights in the garage at home but nothing in comparison to the range at David Lloyd. I know he really wants to work on his legs as he does tend to concentrate a lot on his upper body. Justin also wants to work on his cardiovascular fitness as up until now if he did have the opportunity to work out it’s been strength training and nothing else. It would be great for us to go to a few spin classes together and as there are so many instructor-led and virtual spin classes at David Lloyd it will be easy to find time to work out as a couple.
So there were a few “Oohs” and “Ahhhs” as I negotiated my way into the outdoor pool @davidlloydleisure but because it’s heated it’s not even cold 😂 turns out I’m just a wuss and once I was in it was glorious 👌🏻 I’ll be popping the kiddiewinks into the DL club over the hols and making the most of #mummetime having a dip and doing a spot of sunbathing, obvs☀️ Thanks for the piccie @tigerlillyquinn 😘 . . . . #swimday #swimmingpool #davidlloydclubs #gymmotivation #gymlife #outdoorliving #outdoorslife #poolside #pooltime #swimmingsuit #swimmingday #thehappynow #check8785
My own personal goals are to stay focused and make time to get to the gym. I often say I don’t have enough hours in the day to do everything I want, but if I’m totally honest that’s simply not the case. I could waste an entire hour after the school run just pottering around and mindlessly scrolling through Facebook. I know that it’s important to have time on my own without the distractions of work, or the children, or what we’re having for dinner. So my goal is pretty simple; drop the kids off and then use that hour before I have to work to be productive and go work out, take a class or go for a swim. I’d also quite like to lose a dress size as at the last count there were eleven pairs of jeans in my wardrobe that I can’t squeeze into! I feel so much better when I do this and I need to keep reminding myself to just make time for me.
Check back in with us in a few months to see how we’re getting on!
*We have received a complimentary family membership to David Lloyd in exchange for a feature on the blog. Thoughts and words are entirely my own.