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Thursday, December 2, 2010

First Workout at the Gym

Well, the new gym. I haven't had a gym membership in over a year. This time I joined the YMCA, which is located in the town I now work in. The only drawback is there is no pool there. Sigh. I would have enjoyed learning how to swim this winter.
This being my day off from work, I resolved to go to the gym and work out for about two hours.

I had toured the YMCA around a month ago, and it had seemed over warm to me. I was relieved to find the temps on the cool side.

I managed to do 4.5 miles on their treadmill. Yes, I do have a treadmill at home, but the commercial models are slightly more cushy than mine. It felt pretty effortless running, although a bit tedious mentally. I think I need to add some videos or movies to my Zune for my amusement.

I then moved to the Stair Master. I did 10 minutes, at Level 4, on a program called "Pike's Peak". I love the Stair Master. It can really make you sweat. I felt like I could do much more, but stopped at 10 minutes. There's plenty of time to build on that this winter.

Final cardio was the ellipitcal. My goodness I could move on that. I had to keep bumping up the Level on this. I did 4 miles on it in 39 minutes.

So a good cardio inside day, of 1 hour 40 minutes. It was fun to mix up the workouts. Next time I will remember to throw one of my bands in my gym bag, so I can get my stretching done right after the cardio.

I think the gym will be a good solid tool to have for this winter, no excuses for not training!

1 comment:

  1. Great job on the workout. I have a treadmill at home but I like the idea of treadmill running at the gym because of all the people watching. Much more interesting to do at the gym than in the basement!

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