Let's face it, weather is an excuse. I don't make excuses anymore, so I needed to figure out Plan B.
I was casually chatting up a friend about how I need to join a gym because I was sick of walking outside in the winter and just the right person overheard me. On the spot I was offered a trade situation, 7 hours of my time, for a membership at my neighborhood gym. I couldn't say no! Thank you universe!
Introduce the treadmill to my life...
Even though for years and years I believed I couldn't work out on a treadmill because I would feel dizzy, I have grown to love the treadmill! A really great tip a trainer gave me was to spend 5 minutes to slowly cool down and I haven't felt dizzy at all after trying that technique. The photo above shows the miles I've put in the past week. I don't always run, I run about 1/2 the time when I'm on the treadmill. I'm one heck of a speed walker, sometimes my walking is faster than my running.
Little added bonus of all this time on the treadmill? I've lost weight and I went and tried on bathing suits today, IN FEBRUARY! All 3 of them fit me and they were adorable. I was just "window shopping". What a fabulous year 2012 is turning out to be. I owe it all to one simple pinky swear with friends.