I have to admit that I’m pretty cool with this addiction. I know that some people have issues with this and what they are transferring to, be it shopping or whatever, thankfully mine is the trusty old YMCA. I love this place! Where else in the world can you get fit and totally people watch at the same time. I have to admit that am a total people watcher, sit me on a busy street and I can entertain myself for hours! Enter Cowboy, my gym’s 80 yr old man who works out in his cowboy hat! KUDOS to you Cowboy, hey at least he’s in the gym working out. Then there are the pretty girls with matchy matchy outfits and never a sweat bead crosses their foreheads!
Any hoo – not hear to chat about the characters of the Y, but to say how much I love to work out!
It all started with a simple love affair with the elliptical machine. I started out doing 20-30 min at moderate resistance for about 3-5 kms. Then , I got bored!
So enters the beloved TREADMILL! I heart this machine to death. I began the C5K on this and was progressing at an alarming speed( alarming reads INJURY!). I finished the first 3 weeks without resting in between runs. I know- stupid idea! but if you know me- I don’t like to listen to rules or people! So the knee starts to hurt during ,oh lets say, week 2.. but do I slow down.. noooo! I keep running and actually ramp my speed up! Then week 4 comes and I anticipate conquering this dreaded 5 min run, when I become an EPIC FAIL!!! I hit that 5 min run with all my might and good ole left knee says” I THINK NOT”!!!!
I finished the run as a very slow walk.. cuz I’m no quitter! Then I hobble to the change room to shower and realze, said left knee refuses to bend to put pants on… OH NO! No worries folks, I got em on.. but so ends the love affair with Treadmill…
BUT!!! I now heart WEIGHT ROOM!!!
Yup , sure do.. And its all thanks to Jamie Eason and all her awesomeness! ( I like to make up words!)
So I get myself a bodybuilding.com account and off I go! I am trying to listen and not overwork my muscles, but pain means results doesn’t it?I’ve successfully done 3 days of gym time/weights and only did 20 min cardio on my former flame, elliptical! I now fully understand the anatomy of the female upper body, why, because this anatomy is currently screaming at me for ripping it to shreds!
So for those of you looking to find a transfer addiction, other than food- I highly recommend THE GYM, minus the injury part!
Hope you enjoyed this rambling , out there post!