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Return to the Gym

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Oh, the sweaty, out-of-breath feeling you get from exercise. I got that today... except mine came from the idea of going back to gym after an 8-month hiatus. I was so worried about what I would wear and look like, if I would find a machine to work on, would I be able to complete my 30 minutes without falling over, what the gym looked like now, would it be crowded, and would I remember my code or have to ask for it thereby admitting my lack of attendance to the front desk.

After all that worrying, it was actually quite uneventful. There were people there, but not so many since I went during the day when most people are working. Not us teachers, us course. :) I remembered my code on the first try! I did find that the gym changed pretty significantly. There was a huge expansion, so equipment had been moved around. There are many more treadmills and ellipticals now. And the fancy ones with the TVs attached, too. The only problem there is that they face mirrors. Not sure I'm ready for that yet, so I grabbed one of the old-fashioned ones. I did a full 30 minutes on the elliptical and then walked the indoor track for another 15. My heart rate got up and I burned 350 calories!

I guess the fear of going was worse than the actual trip there. Maybe I'll try again tomorrow?
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    emoticon Congratulations...the worst is over! The mirror should be an easy hurdle to master as our students are much more critical of us then we are! Nice job!
    3781 days ago
    emoticon emoticon Stay on track. Keep it up, you will feel sooooooo much better! emoticon
    3781 days ago
  • SHERIK67
    I am so proud of you. Glad we could help with the encouragement. I am sure you feel so much better. I hope you aren't too sore tomorrow. If you are sore, you could return tomorrow to work out some of the soreness. keep up the great work! emoticon
    3782 days ago
  • no profile photo CD350167
    Way to go!!! I'm so proud of you, and I know you're proud of yourself!

    Keep it going....even when the vacation's over. You can do this!
    3782 days ago
  • no profile photo MTWYMAN1
    I get intimidated after a few days. You are very courageous to step back into the gym after the long time away. I am glad that you did not let it intimidate you.
    Good for you.
    3782 days ago
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