Skinny Girl Made Me Do It!!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

I went to the gym today. . .:) Yay! I feel very accomplished today. Why? Read on. . .

When I got to the gym, the first thing I did was head to the treadmill. I looked around and decided to hop on a treadmill next to Skinny Girl.

As a warm up, I started at a leisure speed. About 3 minutes into my walk, Skinny Girl started jogging. . .well, more like . . .running/sprinting. I was assuming she was doing a circuit training.

I thought. . .hmmmph. . ..whatever, sistah. . .you go, girl. . .show off!!! LOL!

About 3 minutes into her run, Skinny Girl slowed down and started jogging.

I thought, well. .I can do that too! Well, I think I can. . .

I increased my speed and started walking briskly for about 7 minutes and I decided to "try" to jog.

Honestly, 5 months ago, I could not jog for more than 3 minutes without DYING!! I'm serious. My calves would burn, my feet would hurt, and I would be out of breath. If I were to be in a jungle and a tiger were to be nipping at my heel, after 3 minutes, I would probably stop and just let the tiger eat me. I mean, what's the point. . .I couldn't jog to save my life.

After doing regular aerobic workouts, primarily Zumba and Hip Hop Abs, my stamina increased. I haven't really tried to jog regularly but I decided today was the day to try it again.

Well, after 5 minutes of jogging, I thought. . .I'm not dying... yet. I'll just go on. By this time, Skinny Girl had already moved on to a stationery bike.

After 10 minutes, I was almost at a mile into my jog so I decided to go on and stop at 15 minutes and 1 mile. Wow, it felt great. For the joggers out there, I know. . .it's a slow speed but I don't care. To jog for 15 minutes is like a major accomplishment for me.

I'm not sure I'll do it again. . .:) LOL! But. . .maybe, next time I'll be sure to look for Skinny Girl at the gym. . .maybe she'll motivate me to jog again.

So. . .I want to thank Skinny Girl for motivating me to go further than I really wanted to go. . .LOL!

After my adventure on the treadmill, I did a few core workout and strength training. I didn't die and I actually was energized by my jog.

I'm exhausted now. . .I mean really exhausted but I feel like I've accomplished something.

I think I'm going to take a nap now. Hope you all have a beautiful day!!

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    I called those skinny girls more like skinny #@$$%##...not very nice, i know, but i am beginning to notice something by ppl watching at the gym and that is the ones that have the body strength, and seem in really good shape, and have stamina haven't been the skinny ones so much. for example, a bigger gal came into boot camp and she kept up with the instructor the intire class! That was an eye opener for me since i was dying and i am not really over weight per say as i am out of shape! I love reading your blogs! they make me smile!! thank you for sharing
    2977 days ago
    That is great that you could jog for that long! Maybe I can find my own skinny girl to motivate me. Keep up the good work!!!!
    2981 days ago
    That is great that you were able to jog for 15 minutes. Remember at this rate you might turn out to be the skinny girl soon. LOL emoticon

    I do not belong to a gym so I have to live vicariously by people who do. LOL
    2982 days ago
    That was pretty funny.....You must go to the same gym I do......I have a Skinny girl at my gym......but in my blog she is in the category I call "Social Butterflies"

    Damn those skinny show-offs!
    2982 days ago

    Isn't it funny how the silliest things can motivate us and push us beyong our "limits".

    2982 days ago
    Sometimes that competitive edge jumps and is actually a good thing! Kudos!! You go girl!! emoticon
    2982 days ago
    Sometimes that competitive edge jumps out and is actually a good thing! Kudos!! You go girl!! emoticon
    2982 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/18/2010 4:34:50 PM
    I agree! It does feel great when you can accomplish something like this and it is something to be proud of, in my book. I would be proud! Do find "Skinny girl" next time...
    2982 days ago
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