Thursday, July 12, 2012


I wasn't really looking forward to my workout tonight, I was thinking this was going to be an in and out workout and I could get home early.  I had no idea it was going to turn into an amazing workout that caused me to leave 2 hours later,  soaking wet, happy, hurting, and ready for some more!

I noticed a few weeks ago that my gym has WiFi.  I didn't really understand the purpose of that until tonight.  I had planned on taking in my iPad and just watching something while I jogged on the treadmill.  I couldn't go outside so run inside was the best I was going to get.   So I cranked up the iPad and started watching Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition.  I had forgotten about this show, how could I forget?

Oh Christ Powell I forgot how much I loved you and weight loss television!  Just so you know, cause I'm sure you read my blog, I am extremely overweight and I have a spare bedroom so you can feel free to come live at my house for 3 months.  I will work really hard, workout every day as long as you just stand in the living room and let me look at you shirtless....

AAAAAAnnnnnnnnnyyyyyyyway, I started the first episode of the season.  I am 4 behind, but I started episode 1.  I was on the noisiest treadmill so I moved to the elliptical as soon as it was available and got to work.  I was doing the interval level and was really pushing hard.  Within minutes I was in a full sweat.  I was getting more and more into the episode and going fast and harder.  About 45 minutes later I realized my workout was over but my show was not.  At this point I was 3.45 miles up and 715 calories down.  I couldn't stop and such a weird number and the episode was still on so I made it to 4 miles. 

I was absolutely pouring sweat, my legs were burning, and I was feeling pretty good.  I moved on to abs.  I was still watching my show so I lost count a couple of times but I'm sure I did thousands of crunches in many different styles

The whole workout was pretty intense, and entertaining all at the same time.  I had a friend come workout next to me so she was watching the show with me for a good 20 minutes, then there was the 12 year old who thought he could run a 3 minute mile on the treadmill.  He couldn't!  And he was soooooo loud.  I just kept waiting for him to hit the back wall.  Then there were the 6 other people in the room complaining about how hot it was in there....I thought it was just me but was glad to know it wasn't.  I don't know why a health club wouldn't think to make the place cooler than normal, especially since its 105 degrees outside.

Overall it was a phenomenal workout, like I haven't gotten in a while.  I really felt like I pushed it harder than normal and had fun all at the same time.  I just hope tomorrow goes as well as tonight did.  I haven't decided yet what tomorrow holds but I am planning it already. 

Now I'm home pounding water to make up for the lost fluids, having a small snack before bed since I worked out through dinner.  That tells you how great it was......I missed dinner! 

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