Wednesday, October 17, 2007
So anyway... :) Yesterday I was thankfully without any gastrointestinal issues, so we went to the gym and I WORKED IT.
Also, yesterday morning I did some ST for the first time in ages. UPPER BODY LIKE WOAH.
Yeah. I was NOT feeling it yesterday morning, but yesterday night right before I was going to bed I had to reach up in a cabinet to get the fish food, and my arms were soooo sore. So, I've got that going on today.
Ok, so then at the gym I got on a treadmill for the first time in ages. The last time I used a treadmill (other than the distastrous running attempt 2 weeks ago), was BEFORE the running, BEFORE the elliptical... so like... at LEAST 3 months ago???
Anyway -- it went phenomenally well. I WALKED. Previously I felt somewhat challenged, but also competent, at about a level 6 incline and 3-3.5MPH. That speed at that level felt like NOTHING last night. I felt like I was taking a stroll in the park. So I kept upping it and upping it.
I finally started feeling exerted at a level 9 incline 3.5MPH and 10 incline 3MPH. OH YEAH!!!
Since I've been feeling all wonky when it comes to my running attempts lately, I had not been feeling as great about my physical fitness improvements, but that really showed me that my cardiovascular strength has REALLY improved... not to mention the loss of the weight I've dropped in those few months. :) So that was very exciting.
THEN, I got brave and finally did the ARC TRAINER!!! (Pictured above, link to the CYBEX website about it below)
I've been wanting to try that sucker out since I first went to the gym but was too timid. HAhaha. :)
Well, it's hard. I did it for 15 minutes. But it was awesome. I think I will be frequenting that machine now. :) It's my new challenge. And I am thinking I will try running outside on some gym off days.
AND this morning I did some lower body and core ST. WOOHOO!