Got up this morning and grabbed my keys and headed for the gym (got dressed of course but that’s a given) . I pulled in the parking lot and it wasn’t very crowed which for me is a good thing. I sign in at the desk and walk down the hallway thinking I can do this…the hall way seemed longer and longer. Maybe out of fear. Fear that I don’t want this to be a passing phase. I have support this time around and I have will power and I AM going to do this. I walk thru the door and there are 2 people on treadmills already plugging away. I get my coat off and head over to the scale. THIS IS IT. THE MOMENT OF DREAD. I kick my shoes off and I think OK back toward the end of Oct I was weighing in at 244. So I set the scale there. I took a deep breath in closed my eyes and stepped on the scale and let my breath out. When I opened them I got a surprise. I needed to move the bar. I moved it a bit more and had to move it again. It went down 14 pounds. I know I had a busy holiday season and work was crazy but it looks like watching my portions was a really good thing.
So, the Official weigh in is 230 lbs. I’m sure if anyone was watching they got a kick out of the surprise on my face.
With this good thought in mind I headed to the treadmill. I unroll the earphone to see that part of it is missing. The part that plugs into iPod. So no music for me today :0( What do you do when you have no music you count your steps…yes I was bored but was determined to stay on that thing for 20 minutes and a 2 minute cool down. 216 steps a minute for 4320 steps in that 20 minutes. I walked at 2.9 miles an hour I’ll get that up. burning 116.5 calories. 1 mile YEAH ME! Then I worked my core a bit with some weight training. I didn’t over do it because I want to continue and not peter out like before.
I feel good about my workout today and will be back there on Friday.
Added walk…went to campus and got my books and decided to walk campus while I was there as well…extra cardio…and its FN cold here :0)