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My gym experience.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Now I've been to the gym before but I had two young kids with me at that time so I didn't get to do much. I had my daughter with me yesterday. She's only 3, but she can play by herself pretty good. I used four machines to start off with. Two of them worked my legs, one worked my arms and the other worked my stomach. I did 3 reps of 15 for each of them. I went to a couple of other machines afterward that were for arms. I knew that my arms were strong because I've carried my kids so much along with all of my stuff. I used the machine for the shoulder press and I didn't realize how weak my shoulders were! I worked on the machines for about 15 minutes and then decided to go upstairs to the treadmill.

I haven't been on a treadmill in years. I pushed the button that said "Weightloss Workout". The workout was supposed to last 20 minutes. It started out at a speed of 1.0. That was way too slow for me so I sped it up to my normal walking pace which was 3.0. Well, one minute into it, the incline went to a grade 4 and a pace of 3.2. I hadn't expected that so I realized the 1.0 was supposed to be the warm up! That went on for a little while and then it went up to a pace of 4.0. I had to start jogging to keep up with it. It continued on up to 5.0 and 5.5. I finally had to stop the machine at about six minutes into it because I was so tired. Needless to say, I'm out of shape! I am now planning on using the treadmill every other time I go and try to go one minute longer than I did last time. I figure that is an easy enough goal to accomplish and I'll slowly get back into shape and lose weight while I'm at it. I'm hoping to be able to get in another trip to the gym this weekend.

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LINTPICKER 10/29/2011 11:42AM

    I am so with you on taking it slow and building up to where you need to be!

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KLUVSTFORMERS 10/29/2011 8:21AM

    U do the weightloss routine on the treadmill as well, some days its nothing and some days it kills me so i feel for you..i understand where you are comming from about the machines, i learned the same thing about my arms as well my shoulders are strong but im weak at the joints..keep up the good work!

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KTMAE2006 10/28/2011 9:11PM

    Way to go!!! I'm doing the "new rules of lifting for women" book program and am loving it! The best thing is, its a 2 day a week program, which makes it easier to stick to. Plus, it takes the guess work out of if I'm doing the right moves or not.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/28/2011 2:25PM

    Oh my gosh!! The Weightloss Workout sounded gruesome. LOL. I would have died!!

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BAKER1009 10/28/2011 1:38PM

    I'm so glad that you got to the gym! That's the first and sometimes most difficult step!
Jenny, I've seen you do amazing things and I know you can accomplish any goal you set for yourself!
Way to go!!

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SHIPESTA 10/28/2011 1:04PM

    good job, I'm so proud of you for going. The treadmill is crazy on an incline isn't it? It's amazing how that little bit can push you right over the edge. Sounds like a great goal to conquer it though.

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