Friday, January 11, 2008
Commit To Be Fit
So, went to the new gym last night. Going at 9:00, you would think that it wouldn't be too crowded, but no such luck. Every elliptical and every treadmill was in use, so I hopped up on the Treadclimber. If you don't know what this is...find out! Holy cow. It is like walking uphill for 30 minutes. I am now in love with this machine. If I can work out for 30 min. and burn double what I do on a regular treadmill...why not?
So, while doing 30 minutes on the treadclimber, at a slower pace and 30 minutes on the treadmill, at a fast walk...I had plenty of time to observe those around me.
There were a couple of other Mommy-looking people who were there sweating along with me. I'm thankful for their presence because it's nice to know I am not alone in my weight-loss journey.
Then, there was the man that lifted weights the entire time I was there. You know, the guy that looks as though he could pick up my car and throw it across the street? He probably thought I had a thing for him, because I kept staring! I couldn't help it! I just kept wondering how it is possible to make your body look like that. I don't find that abnormal-muscle look attractive at all, but I am fascinated by it. What dedication it must take!
Making her way all over the gym, was the girl that knew what she was doing. Ran 4 miles and then lifted weights for 45 minutes. She was very focused and of course looked fabulous. I need to take some lessons.
Then, in comes "those" girls. The kind that come with make-up on. The kind that wear teeny-tiny little shorts with TIGHT END written on the bum. The kind that spent my entire 30 min. on the treadmill chatting and "stretching".
So, all in all, a good experience. I may not look as great as some of the people in there, but I'm working on it. I burned 710 calories! Their 710 calories, aren't any better than mine.