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My brother is mad at me...again.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

What else is new? LOL. I stopped getting upset a long time ago. He was completely unsupportive of me getting a used treadmill. He said I wouldn't use it and he refused to help me pick it up. I did it myself. Now...I don't use it much. Here's why....I exceed the weight limit. Not something I took into consideration when I bought it. So the turny thing doesn't turn great when I'm on it. It's fine for my daughter which is how i know it's me. But I also don't use it because there are too many distractions at home. When I was using it often I wasn't doing much. Walking at 2.5 for 30 mins. Really, I can do better. I need exercise time to be about me! So I'm hitting the gym again starting tonight. I have everything packed and planned so there are NO excuses. Dinner is planned for a bit late, but reasonable. After I get back, because if I have dinner first I won't leave again and I know it. I have to drop Amanda off at home and head straight there, water bottle in hand, gear on. I'm updating the iPod touch now with my music and I brought headphones AND my Kobo so I have no reason to be bored on the treadmill.

I'll have to ease my knees into it somewhat, so probably do 30 mins at 2.5 then get on the elliptical for 30 but I can't not compete with myself so every time I go I'll be pushing myself to do better.

So he can be mad at me if it makes him feel better, but doable is more important than sticking to what I said. It didn't work for me and I thought it would. I'm over it and onto what I know works.
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  • STRINGI719
    I tend to want to push myself faster, too, but I remember reading something Coach Nicole wrote in an article for new exercisers once. She said you shouldn't increase your time or intensity by more than 10% per week. You don't want to hurt yourself, and then you can't work out at all!
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    1877 days ago
    Going to the gym sounds like a good idea. You want be distracted there and can get help from a trainer if needed. emoticon
    1877 days ago
    THanks! We're actually moving to a gorgeous, family and pet friendly neighbourhood in a few weeks. We're so excited! There's a track, parks, trails and schools within 5 mins walking distance. We lived there before and we walked a lot because it was so nice. Looking forward to doing that again.
    1877 days ago
    A co-worker actually got mad at me for buying a new bike. Said I should have bought a used one. I did what I wanted to do, and I am happy with my decision. So....if you're happy, thats all that counts. You will be on that treadmill soon, after you drop a little weight. And like you said, your daughter can use it. I am tired of trying to please other people, I have started doing what I want. Keep up the good work at the gym and if you can't get to the gym, walk around your neighborhood. That's what I do.

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