Monday, March 2, 2009

Just Do It

Please indulge me as I give myself a pat on the back here....

This morning, I got up at 7am, out of my warm and cozy bed, dressed for the gym, and actually went. This was a MAJOR feat for me. I haven't seen the inside of the Y since January. As I opened the door this morning to leave, I was hit with a blast of frigid air. It was only 11 degrees out. I almost turned around and went back inside.

Once at the gym, I hopped on a treadmill and started Week 1, day 1 of a Couch to 5K program, recommended by her. It wasn't too bad. I walked to warm up for 5 minutes, then alternated 60 seconds of running with 90 seconds of walking. I cycled like that for 20 minutes. I was shocked that I didn't want to give up 5 minutes in, the way I usually feel when I try to run. I finished up with a 5 minute cool down.

All in all, it was a 30 minute workout, my distance was 1.88 miles, and according to my heart rate monitor, I burned 338 calories. Woo-hoo!

Walking to my car to leave, I thought to myself, "I feel good". Not just physically, but mentally as well. I felt happy.

And I'm not sure I could tell you the last time I felt happy in the morning.


  1. Working out makes me feel really good, too! Keep at it and when you want to give up, keep telling yourself over and over, "I want a baby, I want a baby, I want a baby". It's a great motivator!!! I did that when I was working my butt off in January and I lost 8 lbs that month alone.

  2. Major Props!! It was 50 something this morning and i wanted to stay snuggled in the bed and ring hte bell for my maid service to make me a warm breakfast ..... Then I Woke up and realized the Bell was a screaming MT .... Whoops

    I need to do that Exercise program MAJORLY

  3. Yay! Congrats on getting out there and doing it!!!!

    And I'm glad that you like the Couch to 5K thing. I hope it continues to make you feel awesome!

  4. Very cool! Congrats on the day!