Wednesday, January 6, 2010

One Accomplishment Down!

I went to the gym today.

A HUGE accomplishment, mind you.

Okay, so yesterday I pulled out my treadmill and dusted off the 6 months of dust caked on it. Plugged that baby up and.... it wouldn't work. Apparently the magnet from the emergency cord is missing and without the magnet, it gets no power. Greaaaat!

Okay, so away with the treadmill until I can figure out how to fix the problem.

Today, I got another wind of motivation and decided to go to the gym, which, by the way was PACKED with all of those other New Year's Resolution dreamers!

I amazed myself because with all of the many excuses flying around in my head...

and believe me there were many!
The laundry needed to be done,
the bed wasn't made,
the car needs to be vaccuumed,
I'd miss Reba,
down to the dog would get lonely

..... I still got up and went. And although I didn't push myself as long as I woulda like to, y'all, I did get on the treadmill and walk/run my flabby self for more than 2 miles.

Huge accomplishment. HUGE! Because I haven't done ANY exercise... ANY... Not so much as a squat... since my walking partner moved back in November.

So here I am now, enjoying a spinach and iceberg salad with cucumbers and tomatoes, and beans, which I gave up my beloved HAM for, and cottage cheese, which I gave up some of my cheese for, because I LOVE cheese and just decided to go with less instead of none, and DRASTICALLY less dressing than I normally pile on.

It's definitely a start!


Yum Yucky said...

2 miles sounds good to me.

I don't have a gym membership, but I'm meeting my girlfriend at the YMCA on a guest pass. I wanna try this spinning thing. But she says I need to bring a butt-cushioned shorts. Huh?

Off to find that cushion!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Maybe I'll finally get the inspiration to get on my Wii Fit Plus.

Keep up the good stuff. Having a gym available is great.