The Y is free...well at least this week anyways! You only have two more days left to take advantage of it, but you should take advantage of it! Anyways, I am in three weddings this year and when you go to get fiitted for those bridesmaid dresses, nothing brings you back down to reality more than those measurements :) I am not like Maino, I do not have weight loss goals. I do not want to lose "so many" pounds- I just want results! I have managed to head to the Y four days in a row so far, running/walking three miles a day. So far no results! I know, I know, it is going to take time, but seriously, you go from doing nothing, to something, and you would hope to notice something! No wonder so many people get deterred! I mean seriously, I don't even have any aches and pains! I want some proof that I am doing something to my body!!! The only improvement I have seen is in my ipod! I keep downloading more music to motivate me to workout! The other thing- I GET SO BORED!!! It is so boring! I am on the treadmill for 45 minutes and I try to play little mind games like ok, don't look at the clock for an entire song. I even workout on a treadmill that has tv's attached to them. The second a commercial comes on I immediately lose all patience! (I would personally like to blame time warner and their dvr for that habit.)
The worst part is I am still not used to a treadmill. Everytime I get off I feel like I can't walk. No, not because my workout was so intense, but because in that 45 minutes I seem to forget how to walk on normal ground. I literally have to hold on to the side as I am getting off the treadmill, everytime secretly praying, God, please don't let me stumble in front of all of these people! They are going to think that I am so out of shape that 45 minutes on the treadmill causes me to pass out! Then when Iactually get on "land" I feel like I am not moving fast enough, like no matter how fast I am walking, it is snails pace compared to what I was doing on the treadmill....listen to me whine, shocking, I know :) Anyways, hopefully I can stick with this! The Diesel heads to the Y three days a week and throws it in my face every chance he gets, and as most of you know I am pretty competitive, so hopefully that alone will be enough motivation for me. I already said to him last night, wow, I have been three times this week, and you have only gone twice so far. It was like a big fat suck it and I loved it! He then brought me back down to earth with how "so much more intense" his workouts are than mine. Oh well, I need to keep telling myself baby steps!