Thursday, September 27, 2007

I did it.

After having nightmares about tornadoes headed for me (which is no joke, I live in the midwest!), I woke up to that blasted alarm at 6:15. I didn't realize that I was falling back to sleep until I heard my husband say, "Kick." That got me up pretty quickly.

Now, unless you think that he's a heartless man, I told him to kick me out of bed if I didn't get up to workout. He's kind enough to give me a verbal warning. Either that, or he didn't want to expend the physical energy required to push me out of bed. Either way, it worked.

After using the bathroom in the semi-darkness, as I wasn't ready for light, I went to put on my shoes. Due to a slight injury on the side of my foot, I had a little circular band-aid. It almost hurt too much to put my shoe on, but I decided that sore spot didn't have the power to make me stay home. After all, using the elliptical machine doesn't require as much movement of my foot in my shoe as the treadmill does.

I got to the gym early enough to do 30 minutes or 2.1 miles on the elliptical machine. I was kind of glad that perfectly fit college boy who runs for an hour most days of the week wasn't there, so for a while I was the only one in the room. He looks like he pumps a bit of iron now and then too. Sure, I'm married. It shouldn't make me feel embarrassed to walk past his direct line of vision as I go to my favorite elliptical, I'm not in the market for being ogled. But I am embarrassed. I can't wait for the day that I don't feel like I can't watch the Food Network on the tv as I exercise, as I do enjoy the shows. I'm a pretty decent cook, but I don't want to have anyone silently snickering (or me thinking they are) while I watch Rachel Ray travel. So, I watched an old "Saved by the Bell" while I ran on my de-stressing machine. That gal from "King of Queens", Leah Remini was on it as the beachside restaurant owner's daughter. It was funny to see her so young, only 18-21, I'm guessing. That show was SO dorky.

I have a love/hate relationship with the elliptical. I love what it does for my legs, but even watching Screech roll down to the sea in a barrel it feels like it takes forever to get through a workout. I contemplated going longer, but my muscles have been neglected so I went downstairs in the eerily quiet women's weight room. It's a sad excuse for a room, no bicep machine and no ab machine either. It's missing others that I can't think of right now.

I could hear music coming from somewhere, and hear the 3 treadmills in the room above me. I loved the fact that I could work out alone. In several months, that will change as people make their resolutions yet again. Though for their sake, I hope this time they stick with it.

Stayed in the weight room for 10-15 minutes before I had to leave for home. I'm tired.

But you know what?

I'm going back tomorrow.


Calamity Jane said...

wooohhhoooo! Keep it up girl!

Rebecca said...

Thanks, CJ! Your bloggy words are part of what keeps me going!