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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Dreadmill now a Deadmill?

Oh no, I may have broken my treadmill, I know some of you are gasping and some are cheering.  Most of us treadmill users use it not because it is fun but it is a great workout when you can do circuits, running in the winter, use weights, etc.  We make the best of our minimal options in the dead of winter.

Well tonight I was running, yes finally running and it stopped on me after 15 minutes.  It appeared to have overheated.  I let it cool down and then went for another 10 and it stopped again and the circuit was tripped.  Now after letting it cool off the treadmill itself won't budge - the power is on but no motion :(....

I hope I don't have to replace it as I don't have the money but I may have to.  I CANNOT live without one.  I may be looking for suggestions from my fellow bloggers on models, etc.

I managed to get an hour workout in and feel great today.  My weight is unchanged but I expect that after my indulges over the holidays.  I only gained a few pounds which doesn't worry me but I know I screwed up my metabolism > this will take a while to get revved back up.  I'm not discouraged, I know the routine and I am committed.  Feel better now that the eating is back in check, no wine and moving.  Not sure why I indulged but I guess I am human, when in a crowd and in a special setting I wanted to be able to eat some of the not so healthy yet yummy foods and have drinks.... I am human.  The key is getting back on track which I believe I am...

So say a prayer for my treadmill please, the ex will look at it tomorrow and I may have to get a major tune up on it .... or bury it.

Be happy,

G

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Biggest Loser

Just finished my workout for the evening.  An hour at kick boxing and another 45 minutes on the dreadmill.  I am finding it a bit of a challenge getting back into the groove but it's coming.  One of the things I know I need to watch is any slack off the exercise program.  If I take more than a day off I find it very hard to get motivated again.  For me I had a few days in a row during the holidays where there was no exercising so I am paying the price now - have to find my groove!

I am happy though that I stuck it out tonight.  When I got home my mind was wandering and thinking about all the reasons why I couldn't work out more - I need to make a lasagna, I need to do wash, I could go to bed, I could just relax, etc.

But I put on my Biggest Loser and away I went.  Now I am feeling great!

What a season this may end up being.  There are some bit people on this series that have a lot of weight to lose; I am very anxious to see how they will do.  The first lady who went home last week had very impressive results at home.

Food is going OK now, as expected this is also a challenge to get back into  ut not as much as the exercise for me.

Hope you're all doing well and are committed.  Don't give up, never quit.  If you fall off the horse, just get right back on - it's the journey that counts!

Be happy,

G