I went to the gym yesterday and when I got there I saw that it had received a facelift. Gone were the old treadmills that squeeked and squacked, gone were the recumbent bikes that had the seats all torn.
Also, gone was the Arc machine and old weight machines.
I'll miss the last two, but everything was so nice.
First, I got on one of those really nice treadmills - After my 5 minute warmup, I jogged for 20 minutes without stopping. It must have been my excitement with the new equipment because I had not done that for quite some time now. I jogged at 5.5 mph. Now that I know I can do that, I can tweak my future workouts.
Second, I tried out a few of the new weight machines. I am not sure how I will like them. This setup does not have a how to use picture attached and I am unfamiliar with the machines. I will have to research first to see how to use them properly.
Third, I got on the spin bike. Ever since I downloaded the first Get C'yced episode from Motion Traxx, a coached episode with Gregg Cook, I have been wanting to get on a spin bike to follow along. What a killer workout!! I thought it was a half hour workout, but it was a 50 minute one with three hill climbs. I did not make it through the hill climbs.
Yesterday, was only my second time on a spin bike and I hope I did not look as ridiculous as I felt. I also realized how flabby my legs are. I am a pear and I all those past blogs when I wrote about eating junk food - all that went straight to my hips and thighs.
My goal is to make it through that workout on the spin bike - I am able to do so at home on our recumbent bike, but the spin bike has a whole different feel and the effort was more intense. (Translate that into "Oh, did I feel the burn.")
It was an awesome work out for me and when I returned home, I went outside and cleared out the top of the hillside (see yesterday's blog). When I did the hill workout, I realized the area cleared was a tad too short and so I cleared a path going up and around so next time I do a hill workout I can run up further and then catch my breath as I run around the garage and back down again. Now, I am hoping we do not get snow for awhile.
It felt so good to get in a good fun workout!