Wednesday, November 26, 2008
No, I don't think I've ever done a Workout Wednesday before, but it fit very well with what I wanted to blog about today, so I went with it!
About two weeks ago, I rejoined a local fitness center. Due to germs in our family, I was not able to go more than twice in those first two weeks. But this week I was determined! Everyone is our home was well and I was going to make a run for it - literally.
Up until yesterday (so, the first three workouts) I had gone about 2 miles either on the elliptical or on the treadmill, occasionally jogging but mainly walking. But LAST NIGHT - drum roll please - I ran one mile straight on the treadmill.
Ok, I realize that for you experienced runners, one mile is ridiculously piddly and to you, I sound like a total wimp. But for me, someone who has not run since I quit playing high school sports 7 years ago, this is a HUGE accomplishment! I was so very proud of myself.
When I got home, I weighed myself and noticed that I am exactly 8 lbs heavier than I was when I started working out two weeks ago. Hmm. I'm going to say that's muscle weight! Well okay, or it could be the huge dinners I've been eating lately due to the holidays. It could also be due to the fact that our cooking club exchanged desserts this month instead of dinners. Nevertheless, I will not give up. I know weight-loss can be accomplished and I am bound and determined to figure out how!
What do you do to keep in shape? Do you have a fitness/gym membership? Do you workout at home with exercise videos? Do you do nothing?