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2011/098: Bonus – wwwp5k… Just Do It!

Friday…. six days in a row that I made it to the gym! I honestly don’t remember the last time THAT happened! Today I went at my usual time, which is right after I drop Melissa off at school. When I walked into the gym, all the treadmills were taken!! Well, not all of them, but the FreeMotion ones that I like, and there are only six of those, compared to probably about 15-20 of the other ones. I’d rather wait than get on one of those!
I go and put my bag, keys and glasses into a locker, and when I came back, saw that there were two other people sitting on the little bench, waiting, and still no open treadmills. Within a few minutes, one opens up and guy #1 snatches it up. I sit down on the bench, trying not to listen to myself talk myself into going home, because who knows how long I will have to wait? I didn’t really want to go to the gym today anyway. I ignore this inner voice and thankfully a few minutes later, another treadmill opens up, and guy #2 wasn’t waiting for one, so this one was mine. Unfortunately it wasn’t one of the two “good” ones (I already knew that), and there was no breeze from the air conditioner whatsoever. I wasn’t about to wait any longer, because then that inner voice would have won for sure!
I started out at the usual speed and incline, but quickly decided that nope, can’t do it today and lowered the incline and raised the speed to get this 5k over with asap. I had my magazine to read, but finished it before I reached that 3.1 miles, and stared at the distance display, just waiting for it to say 3.1 so I could press the stop button and go back home.
I’m glad I stuck it out and waited for the treadmill…. and walked the full distance, because going to the gym every day and pushing myself certainly has its perks. I admit that I really slacked off lately. In December I didn’t go to the gym at all, then only a few days in January. February looked a little better, but any excuse was a good enough reason not to go. March was looking much better, and I walked more in March than January and February combined. This month, WordPress gave me the kick in the pants I needed to get myself back to the gym regularly (thank you!!) and just this week, I lost a little over 2 lbs (but less than 3), bringing me back down to that 50 lbs lost milestone. Maybe, just maybe I’ll be able to lose another 6 or 7 lbs by summer.
I have an appointment with a personal trainer on Monday (earned a free session by working out a certain number of times – I think you only had to work out twice? I did more than that of course – in February). I’m hoping he can give me some tips on how to lose those last few pounds, and tell me which machines will be best for toning that flab!

7 responses

  1. Good job for sticking it out! I’m going to do that walk today, there are no clouds in the sky for the first time is probably 6 months. Yeah!

    8. April, 2011 at 14:28

  2. Dear Hubby

    I met your weekly challenge and walked a mile. I did 1.02 miles today at 15% grade in 16 minutes burning 257 calories.

    I’m thinking of switching from the elliptical to the treadmill. Walking up a 15% grade hill I burned 13 more calories in 22 minutes that I have ever burned in 30 minutes on the elliptical. That is if I can get my feet to cooperate!

    8. April, 2011 at 17:49

    • Great job, honey, I’m so proud of you! ♥
      But, you’re not really a couch potato (only a week-end couch potato 😉 ), because you DO go to the gym regularly. The challenge was really for the people who don’t get any exercise at all, or very little of it. Still glad you did it 🙂

      8. April, 2011 at 18:03

  3. Becky Sue

    Good for you and your husband! I jogged 7.5 yesterday and ouch, I’m feeling it today. I’m trying to do something physical every day because, believe it or not, it is possible to jog 15-20 miles a week and not lose any weight. Argh!

    9. April, 2011 at 05:50

    • You JOGGED 7.5? Now THAT is impressive! 🙂

      9. April, 2011 at 09:02

  4. dalia

    great job!!! I am so proud of you!!

    10. April, 2011 at 08:25

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