Make that "A Sweatin' Oldie". I finally did it...broke down and joined a gym! (At least I don't have to wear a gym suit anymore...remember those?) I've been working out for three weeks now and have managed to gain 2 pounds!
Believe me, it wasn't easy for this hates-to-sweat blogger to locate the perfect gym. I had lots of requirements but the most important one was...
I was determined not to huff and puff in front of a cadre of tiny women in spandex. If I could have found a gym that promised "no sweat" that would have been on my list too.
I start with a
dreaded warm up on the treadmill. Notice I chose the treadmill closest to the door...just in case I decide to give up and run for my life!
I also chose the treadmill closest to the TV...so I can watch decorating shows while I suffer. Notice that I have the closed captioning turned on...that is so I know what is being said...since I can't hear over my heavy breathing.
I've always hated my arms and this little machine promises to make them beautiful.,,I can't wait! Notice how much I look like I'm enjoying it?
And here's my personal trainer...DH. He makes me crazy because he does not sweat. Believe me, DH cuts me no slack at the gym...Bob and Dolvett from The Biggest Loser look like pussycats next to my Hank! Between DH and my world's best WW leader, Mary Elizabeth, it seems as if I should be down to 90 pounds by now.
Today DH started me on the jump rope. I figured that would be easy...NOT!
At least I haven't needed the handy little defibrillator yet. But I do have just one question: If going to the gym is so good for me, why is there one of these on the wall???
Guess it's been a few years since my sisters and I actually thought jumping rope was fun!
I'm still determined to get this last 10 pounds off and reach my Weight Watchers goal...if working out doesn't kill me first. I have a feeling that the last 10 is going to be tougher the first 37...but, call me crazy, I just won't give up!
Have you ever joined a gym or tried to lose weight? I'd love to hear your story...
Yours in Sweat,