Monday, February 20, 2012

Mind + Body Challenge Created Changes Within...

I'm not sure if you remember in January when I posted a video explaining the single best thing you could do for your health? If not, go watch this, and then come back. Well, I really took that video to heart. I made it a point to go out and walk every single day for at least 30 minutes, but I found it was difficult to navigate the sidewalks that were ice packed especially in the dark. I typically find my window of opportunity to work out at night after dinner and the weather was getting me down.

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. 

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2 comments:

  1. Yay! Good for you! Yes, no excuses. After a while, you will probably CRAVE exercise. Now you can start doing lunges on the treadmill. ;)

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  2. Trying to exercise 20 minutes a day every day. last two weeks I have been sick, so hard to do. I have gone 1 & 1/2 month doing it, but need to get back to it. I have a fat belly and carry to much weight. take care

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