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Back to the Fitness Center!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Last night, I made the plunge - for the first time in maybe a year, I went back to my apartment's fitness center!

These past few weeks I've tried to add more exercise in my life, mostly in the form of walking during lunch. It's great, but some days just aren't conducive to walking at lunch (I work in the Portland area, and rain is almost always a threat!). I've been kicking myself for not using my apartment complex's fitness center more - I do pay for it, after all.

But you know how laziness and inertia are. Bad Habits are hard to break, and that little part of your lazy mind LOVES to talk you out of things.

But last night, I wouldn't have it. I told that part to shut up. I pulled out my old fitness clothes (which were very loose - last time I worked out, I was probably 250 pounds), tightened up my Nikes, and got my iPod ready for a workout after dinner.

I only spent 33 minutes total on the treadmill and 5 minutes was cooldown. Also, I didn't have it set at an incline nor did I go faster than maybe 3.6 mph (so a fast-ish walk). But it was great to groove out to my tunes, to feel a sweat starting up along the hairline, and get some reading done (LOVE how I can bring a book and prop it up while I'm walking).

After I was done, I was a bit dizzy, but I think that was mostly because of not being on the treadmill anymore. Honestly, it felt great to build up a sweat. I remember thinking, "I like working out - why don't I do it anymore?"

It's not much, but it's a start. And it's a start I want to keep going. I'd like to work out at least 3 times a week. And eventually, I'd like to start training to run. :)
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UWHK8STER 4/24/2013 12:18PM

    Keep up the great work! You'll hit that goal of working out 3x a week in no time. :)

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SUSANELAINE1956 4/24/2013 11:33AM

    It's a great start. I'm glad you are pushing yourself to exercise. You are going to benefit so much from it! Keep up the good work. emoticon

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SNOWYOGA 4/23/2013 9:03PM

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STEFIGURL 4/23/2013 6:06PM

    You go, Girl! Good for you!

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PRETTYPITHY 4/23/2013 6:05PM

    "I'd like to work out at least 3 times a week" ------ "I WILL work out at least 3 times a week"

And I know you will!

For me, exercise has gone from a chore to the absolute foundation on which my life rests. emoticon Is that an overstatement? I don't know. It would not be too much to say it has completely, fundamentally altered the way I relate to myself, my body and the universe. Enjoy!

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STRONGDJ 4/23/2013 6:05PM

    Good for you Carolyn! You did great. Doing something is always better than doing nothing.

I find it useful to change things up--it keeps me more interested.

Proud of you!

DJ

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AJB121299 4/23/2013 6:01PM

    nice job

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