Tuesday, January 08, 2013
How many times do we all do this? Profess our intent to lose weight, eat healthier, exercise on a regular basis.... blah, blah, blah...
Well, here I am - doing it again - only, THIS time, I'm gonna stick with it! My hubby and I joined a gym 2.5 years ago and he has only been a few times and I have been, but not on a regular basis. I just need to DO IT and I know, if I do it, so will he. So together, we are going to succeed on this journey of getting fit(er)!
Today, I went to the gym and ASKED for help with instruction on the treadmill. Once I learned the ins & outs, I got myself situated - earphones on, my iPhone acting as my eReader and my water bottle in the cupholder. I got on and took a deep breath - SCARY!!! Pushed the GO button and.... I didn't fall down!!! LOL I was walking!!! I usually walk a mile outside and it takes 20 minutes - so that's a 3 mph speed - so I started with 2.5 mph for the first 5 minutes and bumped it up to 3.0 and started reading my book. It was feeling quite comfortable & I checked my heart rate. I wasn't breathing heavy, so I bumped it up to 3.5 for 5 minutes, then back down to 3.0 until I finished my mile. At that point, I was just breaking a sweat with my breathing just a bit labored, so I walked at a 2.0 pace for another 5 minutes to cool down.
I'm feeling pretty good about my start and proud that I DID it!