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"Grand" Haven...?

Saturday, January 10, 2009

I've been rocking this past week carving out my "haven" upstairs. My son helped me to move my 250+ pound treadmill upstairs just before Christmas so we would have enough room in our living room for the tree. So we set my 'mill up in our storage or "junk" room. Since then I've been whittling away at stuff, setting up a stereo, speakers poised at a perfect height for me while I'm on my treadmill. Getting adapters so I can plug my mp3 player into the stereo...

AND I dusted off an old full length mirror...one of those oval type that swivel at the mid-point...and positioned it right in front of the treadmill so I can see myself.

That is a REAL challenge as all my life I have been so AVERSE to mirrors and seeing myself. Even after losing the weight I've lost I still cringe at times when I see myself. I rarely have a "pat-myself-on-the-back," "you-look-MAHVALOUS" moment...lol!

I'm hoping this may help me to feel more comfortable in my skin and who knows? Maybe learn to feel like I actually look ALL RIGHT! :-)

Today I did my third GRAND of the week! In probably my latest night time treadmill session ever...weird! I just haven't been a night time exerciser in the past. But it seems on the weekend that it just cannot happen any other time.

Anyhow, it's super to enjoy my "haven" and knock off another 1,000 calories...even though it's the name of a town in Michigan, I'm tempted to name my workout room: "Grand Haven"...lol!

I almost tossed in the towel at around 750 calories burned, but hey, with Sly & the Family Stone chanting "Higher" over and over was I going to wuss out THEN?!?!

So folks, it's a new year, set our sights for "HIGHER" goals & accomplishments and keep SOARING and giving each other friendly boosts here and there...woo hoo!!

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    Hey Don!

    You are doing so great and that is completely showing up in how you look physically. I looked through your gallery - you look awesome! I think you ought to JUST GET USED TO IT! Our attitudes needs to be exercised as much as our bodies do, and good for you for getting to that work too!!

    Practice, in all things, moves to perfection eventually.

    4398 days ago
    Oh yeah, I HATE seeing myself in a mirror. In my last apartment the ONLY mirror in the place was the medicine chest mirror! But I DO find a mirror helpful for certain strength training exercises, because I want to be sure I'm keeping my form right...still I hate seeing the flab!

    I think naming your room Grand Haven is perfect really ... Why not?

    Music is definitely the most important part of my workout - I just have to have the right tunes, they can really help me push myself much further than I ever would without them!

    1000 cals! Yowza!
    4398 days ago
    I am with you on the music! I have noticed that my workout "mood" is based almost solely on the music I am listening to.

    You are a braver soul than I. I don't know if I could workout in front of a mirror. In fact, just yesterday I was saying that I was so glad that there are no cameras in my living room when I am doing Turbo Jam! emoticon
    4398 days ago
    I'm from Michigan orginally before i moved to S.C.
    I have been to grand Haven.
    I'm sure you will be enjoying your hideaway and watch those pounds fly away !!!

    keep it up !

    Lisa emoticon
    4399 days ago
    Wow you are determined and doing it! I usually exercise at night, I am not at all a morning person!
    4399 days ago
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