I still hate exercising

waypointe gym 2

not mine…

I really seriously do. I find nothing fun about it but, after eating all the zeppoli and pizza last night I opted to actually drag myself out of the bed this morning and go to the gym in my building.

waypointe gym 1

It’s an infinity mirror…. its not that big.

And it is actually really nice. And its just downstairs and very open and available at all times and I’m paying for it in my amenities fees… There is absolutely no point in not taking advantage of it. That of course, doesn’t mean I like it.

So this morning, unlike the rest of the week where I woke up at 6 and after spending five minutes trying to convince myself to get out of bed and go to the gym before rolling back over and waiting till my next alarm, I actually got out of bed.

God only knows where I got the strength to do that, but I did it. I got dressed and I still went! Even after I couldn’t find my headphones so that I could listen to music or the TV.

I exercised in silence. Who’s proud of me? I sure as shit am. I did 45 minutes on the elliptical even after at 25 minutes I was like “NOPE NO MORE. I AM DONE” I kept going and finished the 45 minutes that I had put in to do.

Despite all my hopes and desires it was not empty when I got there, there were two other girls in there and about 5 minutes before I left a guy came in to do his thing.

I felt woefully inadequate doing my thing on the elliptical, but better for actually having been there.

All that said, exercise still does not make me happy. But it does make the little green lights on my ActiveLink light up getting me damn close to 100% for the day before 7 a.m. and THAT makes me happy. I reached 1 WW activity point before Noon. So I will take that and run with it.

Though not literally, I hate running.

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This Is My New Buddy

Everyone, say hello to the Daily Burn.

Screen shot of my Daily Burn page

Screen shot of my Daily Burn page

I found the Daily Burn in a Hulu commercial as I was siting on my ass not working. I thought, hey it sounds decent for a 30 day free trial so why the hell not. I’m now a week into this trial and I’m not going to lie. I kinda love it. Though, if I’m being honest, I skipped a day completely and just didn’t do it. I missed last Sunday, but made up for it by doing two of the exercise videos on Monday (which was all 10 kinds of awful actually.)

Part of the reason I love it is because I got to pick the kind of trainer I wanted and how long I could exercise for each day. I chose the ‘friend’ and 30 minutes. Justin (my coach and friend) is really rather lovely. ¬†And he kind of hooked me the first night. I started this on a Friday night (the night I blogged this). It was a 27 minute low impact aerobics/karate lesson and I got 3 Activity points for it.

So far the work outs have varied in length from 15 minutes to 27 and I just really like this program. It’s a month long thing, so I’m going to give it some more time before I decide if I’m really going to keep the program and pay $10 a month for it. But so far so good. It’s easy and I can fit it into my day with out really thinking about it.

Mostly, I do this in the morning right after I woke up. I’ve got my yoga mat laid out next to my bed so I can just roll out and put on my sports bra (the ladies need extra support) and I just do it. It’s turned out to be the best method for me because of my sisters little “you don’t think about it if you’re mostly asleep” motto. (Which is still so irritatingly true)

I’m still trying to get my brother into a gym with me, so that’s not been particularly productive, but I have gotten better at doing the elliptical in the absence of going to the gym.

For some reason, I really feel like this endeavor into losing weight is really working this time. I’m paying better attention to the food I eat, taking the time to enjoy it and I’ve started putting a serious exercise routine into my daily life.

I think it’s the blog.