Tuesday, January 17, 2012

A walking buddy and gym buddy in the same day! IT'S A GOOD DAY!

Hi there Bleeps.

It’s been a great day. GREAT I tell you.   Yesterday I a couple of the ladies at work had decided that they wanted to start walking with me at lunch.  YEAH!  I have Bible Study tomorrow and a Wellness event for work on Thursday.  So we are only walking today and Friday. 

Sadly Robin was not able to join us today, but she will next week.  Trying to get Barb out the door was a tad comical.  It only took 45 minutes to get her out, but it happened.  We opted for the mall because it had rained all morning and the parking lot was too slick for me.  Both Barb and Robin were worried that they wouldn’t be able to keep up with me.  No need to worry.  Barb is this tiny little thing that I was always one step behind.

She was so funny.  As soon as we got out there and started walking she kept saying “This feels so good.  I should do this more often.” DUH!  That’s what I’ve been telling her. 

Before we even went to the mall there was a nice surprise for me.  They were testing out some new food products for the vending machines at work.  We do have some vending machines that have salads and sandwiches in it, but they are looking to expand and offer other things too.  I am so excited.  Those vending machines kill me.  I have been pretty good about just getting animal crackers if I go in there, but now I will have even more options.

I was a lucky recipient of an email inviting me to come test out some of the food.  YEAH!  I got a Chicken Caesar salad.  I was very happy.  There was plenty of chicken and the lettuce was fresh.  I also tried the lowfat yogurt parfait.  I liked it.  I had two snacks too: a luna bar and dried tropical fruit.  I cannot wait until this is offered daily.  YEAH!

There are some giant exercise balls going around the office.  People are testing them out as their chairs.  This is great for your core. The one that came to my area is ginormous.  Lety has been trying to get me to try it out for a couple of days, but quite frankly my legs are not long enough for it.  So I hunted around and found a medium one to test out.  I shall let you know how it goes tomorrow.

So it was a good day at work, but the day was not over.  Before I left work I put a Gym Buddy wanted ad on my Facebook status.  Just as I was pulling into the gym I got a text asking if I was going tonight.  COME ON DOWN!  YEAH!  I got a gym buddy. And by the time I left the gym I had another one lined up for tomorrow :-)

My pal Lisa met me there.  It was busy and we could not find machines next to each other, but that’s okay.  Just knowing she was there was good enough.  We started off on treadmills.  I walked for .5 miles then ran for .5 miles.  I did this for two miles.  I had already done two at lunch so I was good with 4 today.  It wasn’t much for my Maroon 5 total, but I was sweating  and having a hard time drinking water while I was running. 

It was time to switch things up.  Lisa moved to the elliptical.  I found a bike.  I did the math wrong.  I thought I had 3 days to cycle 20 miles for the Adele cd.  I only had 2.  Time to step it up.  I cycled like I was at the Daytona 500 following Tony Stewart.  I kicked it up big time.  When I started cycling on Thursday I was averaging 5 minute miles.  I had done 6 miles in 30 minutes.  Tonight I did 10 miles in 35 minutes.  I want that cd!!! Ha Ha.  I just have to hit 10 miles tomorrow too and then I can come home and download it.

So my legs were on fire on that bike.  I was smoking everyone next to me.  And the whole time I kept thinking “I would kill in the Biggest Loser Bike challenges right now.  Put me in coach!”.  This of course let to visions of Bob…sigh…I now have a little Bob Harper on my shoulder.  Oh he kicked the former Fat girl sitting on my shoulder.   She’s gone now.   I’m much happier this way.  So Bob kept screaming at me on the bike:  “WHAT DO YOU WANT?”  I want that size 6! (and the CD)

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  1. a few years ago a bunch of us in the office decided we were going to do the exercise balls as chairs too. It's really hard. I don't think it lasted too long in my office... ha ha

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