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Over the Top 1,000 Calorie Treadmill Workout!

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Finally, for the FIRST TIME in this New Year, I found myself rocking under the least likely of circumstances tonight!

I'd had a busy day of going to the landfill with our recycling, seeing clients in my office, doing a smidgen of grocery shopping, troubleshooting our well which has suddenly stopped and left us high and dry (can anybody say *BOY SCOUT*...I have a bucket of snow thawing in front of the pellet stove so we can flush the toilet!) and THEN having a mini-cookathon / clean-out-the-fridge evening.

Of course I overslept in the morning again...hadn't done any workout and here it was almost 7 pm...typically my very WORST time of day to workout.

But workout I did...going OVER THE TOP and doing my 30 minute strength-training, followed with a 1,000 calorie treadmill session...woo hoo! I've only done that once before! I couldn't believe how inspired I was by the music and the time flew by...didn't even look at the clock until 31 minutes had passed, and that was a mistake in that I was checking out my heart rate my treadmill.

In my icebox workout room, the one with no heat and frosted windows, rivulets of condensation were coursing down all of the windows by the time I finished...lol!

It's workouts like these that help me to trudge through the dreary days when I'm lacking inspiration. Sort of like striking a stone with a flint over and over again until voila! A SPARK IGNITES! :-)

You know, I realized a HUGE part of what motivated me tonight was reflecting over all the kudos posted on my SparkPage and responding to my blogs and feeling like the folks in the Verizon commercial, realizing that I've got a whole AUDIENCE rooting for me while I'm on my 'mill! Like a musician who becomes inspired by the crowd cheering him on...! Like many of you, I've never been very good attempting to accept praise in the past...but hey, you all are giving me such a pleasant WORKOUT in this arena...lol!

Thank you SO MUCH all of you wonderful people here at SparkPeople! We are so blessed to come together and cheer each other on towards the healthiest lifestyle we've EVER enjoyed!

Time to SHINE in 2009! Woo hoo! :-)


Update: Son. 1/4...not quite as inspired...this must be one of those "banging the flint on stones" days...lol. Still not too bad...730 calories...62 mins. on the 'mill. Keep on SPARKIN' out there everyone! :-)
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    I am REALLLLY sorry to hear about your well. I hope it is pump problem & NOT a dry well - eww, that gives me chills thinking about it. We're on a well, too, and a dry well is something I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy.

    Glad you got such a great workout! What a good way to work off the frustrations & annoyances collected w/your problem & the remaining holiday season stress.

    Is your son doing SP as well & you're tracking for him? You probably said in a previous blog & I missed it.

    BTW - Bootcamp has its own team & doesn't require a lot of extra time on your part. They provide a daily workout that is only 10 min (sometimes less) and they're easy to follow, but great workouts. I'm loving it! Besides, they're giving away prizes & I'd love to win an IPod Shuffle! So pop on over there, it's only been going 3 days - you can do it! emoticon
    3333 days ago
    My friend your a inspiration that is for SURE i have not done a 1000 calorie work out ever, I'll put that on my list of goals ....
    I'm so excited for you ! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

    3335 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/4/2009 11:37:37 AM
    Amazing! You rock!
    3335 days ago
    woo hoo! awesome work! thanks for posting this...it will be great inspiration later today when i set out on my own 1000+ workout (it will be my first in months). great job!
    3336 days ago
    Wow! A 1000 calorie treadmill workout is AWESOME!! emoticon And the fact that you did it so late in the day... I don't know if I could motivate myself that late. emoticon

    I'm telling you... the only reason I am going to succeed this time is because all of the support here at SparkPeople. I love it! emoticon

    Keep up the great work! emoticon
    3336 days ago
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