Friday, July 30, 2010

Dear Santa.

Is it too much to ask that people part like the Red Sea in front of the treadmill when I want to use it? I mean, really.

I'm going to ask for a year gym membership for Christmas. That way I can get out of the dinky hot humid little closet they call a "gym" here. That way I could get a freaking treadmill any time I wanted. It'd be gym heaven. I imagine there'd be treadmills lined up as far as the eye could see and NO ONE would be on them. There'd be elliptical trainers and stationary bikes that didn't squeak and make horrendous racket. The room would be air conditioned and they'd be piping awesome music through speakers.

I know I'm dreaming. Of course there'd be people on them. But there'd be enough of them, chances are I wouldn't have a problem scoring one. Yes, if you're playing at home, you've guessed correctly. There was another line for the ever popular treadmill so I didn't get to do Day 2 of C25K last night. I jumped on the bike because the elliptical was taken and figured I'd ride until the WALKER got off the treadmill. Well when the walker hopped off, the elliptical rider jumped off and ran to it. So I switched the the elliptical cuz my butt was still sore from riding it the night before.

So we will try again for the elusive treadmill tonight. And hey, I figure busting my butt on the bike or elliptical is at least helping to build up my endurance to make the jogging a little easier. At least that's what I tell myself as I watch yet another person WALK only on the treadmill while I sweat away on the elliptical!

--Previous Day Tracking --

Exercise - 8 minutes on the exercise bike -- between 14 and 15 mph, 3 miles, approximately 185 calories burned. 33 minutes on the elliptical trainer -- approximately 585 calories burned.

Water - Day 47 of no soda.

Breakfast - Cream of Wheat, slice of toast, and sliced bananas
Lunch - Cajun Turkey Sandwich, apple, and 2 pickle spears
Mid-Afternoon Snack - bowl of Special K Vanilla Almond Cereal, w/ chopped pecans, and milk
Dinner - Barbecue chicken, broccoli, cauliflower, and potatoes au gratin

total calories = approx. 1379
total days = 52
total pounds lost = 19.3


Barb said...

I tried to comment a minute ago, but I think blogger ate it. :(

I go to the Y and we have lots of equipment. More members, too. I know how frustrating it can be to arrive ready to sweat only to find the things you planned on doing are unavailable. ugh. Good for you for doing something else. I always just want to sit and pout until MY machine opens up. LOL

Lisa Dovichi said...

Believe me, I was pouting. But I walked all the way over there and I was going to do something even if it wasn't what I wanted to do. :D

Thanks for stopping by Barb!

Angie said...

You need to engrave your name on that thing. O.o

Or, better yet, walk into the gym muttering under your breath. Every now and then yell "Shut up!" out of the blue and wave your hand in front of your face like you're swatting at a fly. Glare at the person on the treadmill the ENTIRE time you're doing this.

Of course, you might get escorted out instead of getting your treadmill. I figure you've got a 50/50 chance. You're welcome.

Lisa Dovichi said...

ROFL Dork!

I think I'd get arrested for being a LUNATIC. But thanks for the idea! I think my husband or brother in law got a personal engraver for Christmas one year. I think I've found a use for it! :D

Lisa's Treadmill. Get your WALKING butt off it so I can JOG on it! K, thanx, bye.