1st day at gym

Got up this morning and grabbed my keys and headed for the gym (got dressed of course but that’s a given) .  I pulled in the parking lot and it wasn’t very crowed which for me is a good thing.  I sign in at the desk and walk down the hallway thinking I can do this…the hall way seemed longer and longer. Maybe out of fear.  Fear that I don’t want this to be a passing phase.  I have support this time around and I have will power and I AM going to do this.  I walk thru the door and there are 2 people on treadmills already plugging away.  I get my coat off and head over to the scale.  THIS IS IT.  THE MOMENT OF DREAD.  I kick my shoes off and I think OK back toward the end of Oct I was weighing in at 244. So I set the scale there. I took a deep breath in closed my eyes and stepped on the scale and let my breath out.  When I opened them I got a surprise.  I needed to move the bar.  I moved it a bit more and had to move it again.  It went down 14 pounds.  I know I had a busy holiday season and work was crazy but it looks like watching my portions was a really good thing. So, the Official weigh in is 230 lbs.  I’m sure if anyone was watching they got a kick out of the surprise on my face.

With this good thought in mind I headed to the treadmill.  I unroll the earphone to see that part of it is missing.  The part that plugs into iPod.  So no music for me today :0(  What do you do when you have no music you count your steps…yes I was bored but was determined to stay on that thing for 20 minutes and a 2 minute cool down.  216 steps a minute for 4320 steps in that 20 minutes.  I walked at 2.9 miles an hour I’ll get that up.  burning 116.5 calories.  1 mile  YEAH ME!  Then I worked my core a bit with some weight training.  I didn’t over do it because I want to continue and not peter out like before.

I feel good about my workout today and will be back there on Friday.

Added walk…went to campus and got my books and decided to walk campus while I was there as well…extra cardio…and its FN cold here :0)

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Penny Shurte

Penny Shurte is a freelance photographer out of Beavercreek, Ohio. She is an avid gardener, a lover of traveling, a wife, caregiver, a pet mom and a person that can make you smile. You just never know where you might find her or what she might be getting into and writing about.


Penny Shurte is a freelance photographer out of Beavercreek, Ohio. She is an avid gardener, a lover of traveling, a wife, caregiver, a pet mom and a person that can make you smile. You just never know where you might find her or what she might be getting into and writing about.