Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Gym Buddies are Awesome

Hello Beautiful People!

Well the good news is that I have tomorrow off and will be heading to the beach!  The bad news is that I am still fighting this super nano killer virus! I do not want to gross you out and describe the heinous ick that has been coming out of of my nose.  I was starting to make myself nauseous. So here is my formal apology to Ms. Kerri who has had to sit next to me at work through this ordeal...there was a whole nasal spray incident that we would both like to forget.

I had planned on meeting Gym Buddy Lisa at the new gym last night. I need to scope out new Gym Crushes after all!  I even went to the mall to walk at lunch with Ms. Tracey.  Thank goodness for our lunch walks because I feel like that's all I have gotten to do in the past couple of weeks. So don't be fooled, if you don't have a gym membership you can still exercise!

Well that walk must have been too much for me. By the time I was walking to my car at the end of the night I was out of breath. So I called Gym Buddy Lisa and cancelled. Instead, I went home.  I ate my dinner, took my shower, and got in bed. That's the last I remember. Once again I hit a coma. I passed out long before 9pm. Happily I woke up feeling better. Maybe I can make it to the gym tonight.

Ms. Tracey and I had planned on skipping a walk at the mall and actually go out to lunch. YEAH!  That meant I didn't have to pack my lunch last night and I could reserve my energy for the gym.  She had to cancel on me so I was on my own.  I opted to go to Subway.  I have earned enough points for two free foot long sandwiches. I would get half for lunch and save half for dinner. This would be my first night with the new gym and the new place so I had no idea what my time frame would be.

I'm happy to report that I was feeling better and made it to the new gym in good time. The Good news is that there is always parking available. The bad news is that I parked clear around the back of the building. Glass half full: I get in some cardio even before I start my workout!

The set up is a little different and it takes me a little while to get my bearings. But, Gym Buddy Lisa met me in the locker room and gave me the quick tour. Since I'm still not 100% and I would prefer to be alive on Thanksgiving we were going to keep it light.

We did a warm up on the treadmill and then moved to do some leg weights.  I hadn't really done a good leg weights workout since September because of the sprained ankle.  Ironically, I am putting a halt on the upper body workouts for a few more weeks because of the shoulder problem.

This gym has a different butt machine. It's okay, but we still prefer the other one. So we will plan on leg/butt workouts after church on Sundays at the old gym.

I felt okay on the treadmill, but it was a light jaunt. I have a 5K on Saturday so I don't want to exhaust myself before that either. Right now I feel like I am on the fence. If I push it then I will just relapse.  If I can get a good balance with some rest I may make it out alive.

So it was WONDERFUL to reunite with Gym Buddy Lisa. I'm excited about working out with her again. I did miss Gym Crush 1, but I saw some potentials out there. I wasn't sure how I was feeling about a new gym. It was exciting and stressful at the same time. I am used to my old gym. I know where everything is. I am comfortable. But, I needed to put on my Big Girl pants and jump in.  I am glad I did. Still not giving up on Gym Crush 1 though...I will still go back to see him from time to time. :-)

I just wish I didn't dive into the bowl of candy in the kitchen when I got home. DOH!

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1 comment:

  1. Hi Jennie,

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

    Thanks for nominating me for the Liebster award- I only saw your comment today.

    Take care!