Wednesday, December 3, 2008


I am so excited to report that I didn't gain over Thanksgiving. The gym scale had me at 188 Monday night, so that was a super exciting sight to see. That really wasn't what made Monday night's gym visit so great though. Bizarre as it may sound, the gym was uber busy for the first time in a long time. That normally wouldn't make for a good experience, but it forced me to step outside of my normal cardio routine. All of "my machines" were full. I had to use something different. I even went and ran on the track since I couldn't get a treadmill. HOLY COW, what a great workout. I forgot how different it felt to go somewhere when you were running. Is it summer yet? I'm ready for some outdoor runs. I'm a huge wimp in cold weather, I hate being outside in the cold.

Moral of the story, even though I always feel like I'm getting a variety of cardio in my daily routine, being forced to step even further outside the box is often a good thing. I only did 60 minutes of cardio, but I was at the gym for and hour and half. It is amazing how many friends you make at your home away from home. It was so good to see everyone and just connect. If you haven't smiled and said hello to the person you see at your gym everyday, I would encourage you to do it. You may find a little extra support and motivation you never expected to get, and you may give that same thing in return. Boy, I sure sound sappy today. Guess a good sweat will do that to a girl!

1 comment:

Kari said...

SOunds like you had a great day at the gym! I ran the track last week and was only able to make it around twice but heck am I every hoping to have shed some serious weight come spring so I can run outside. The idea of running on a treadmill is mindnumbing to me.