Thursday, February 18, 2010
I went to the gym today. . .:) Yay! I feel very accomplished today. Why? Read on. . .
When I got to the gym, the first thing I did was head to the treadmill. I looked around and decided to hop on a treadmill next to Skinny Girl.
As a warm up, I started at a leisure speed. About 3 minutes into my walk, Skinny Girl started jogging. . .well, more like . . .running/sprinting. I was assuming she was doing a circuit training.
I thought. . .hmmmph. . ..whatever, sistah. . .you go, girl. . .show off!!! LOL!
About 3 minutes into her run, Skinny Girl slowed down and started jogging.
I thought, well. .I can do that too! Well, I think I can. . .
I increased my speed and started walking briskly for about 7 minutes and I decided to "try" to jog.
Honestly, 5 months ago, I could not jog for more than 3 minutes without DYING!! I'm serious. My calves would burn, my feet would hurt, and I would be out of breath. If I were to be in a jungle and a tiger were to be nipping at my heel, after 3 minutes, I would probably stop and just let the tiger eat me. I mean, what's the point. . .I couldn't jog to save my life.
After doing regular aerobic workouts, primarily Zumba and Hip Hop Abs, my stamina increased. I haven't really tried to jog regularly but I decided today was the day to try it again.
Well, after 5 minutes of jogging, I thought. . .I'm not dying... yet. I'll just go on. By this time, Skinny Girl had already moved on to a stationery bike.
After 10 minutes, I was almost at a mile into my jog so I decided to go on and stop at 15 minutes and 1 mile. Wow, it felt great. For the joggers out there, I know. . .it's a slow speed but I don't care. To jog for 15 minutes is like a major accomplishment for me.
I'm not sure I'll do it again. . .:) LOL! But. . .maybe, next time I'll be sure to look for Skinny Girl at the gym. . .maybe she'll motivate me to jog again.
So. . .I want to thank Skinny Girl for motivating me to go further than I really wanted to go. . .LOL!
After my adventure on the treadmill, I did a few core workout and strength training. I didn't die and I actually was energized by my jog.
I'm exhausted now. . .I mean really exhausted but I feel like I've accomplished something.
I think I'm going to take a nap now. Hope you all have a beautiful day!!