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Thursday, September 10, 2009

I wish I had mastered the stairs...

...but the stairs mastered me!

One of my goals for the week was to try something new at the gym, so instead of veering towards the treadmill this afternoon, I hopped on the StairMaster. Before this afternoon, I had been on the StairMaster once before…at the peak of my health, my sophomore year of college. That was when I was working out for 45 minutes a day, running, and generally kicking my own butt with activity. I could handle the StairMaster then. But now?


I was on there for 25 minutes, at Level 2, and I actually had to stop 5 minutes before I finished, so that I could catch my breath. I am glad no one was working out right next to the heavy-breathing, sweating girl climbing 58 stories! But seriously, I did some intense glistening this afternoon.

And then, just for funsies, I went to a tone and firm class. Where our warm-ups were squats and lunges. And we did about 100 crunches. I like the big mirrors in that group exercise room, because then I can see my face turning different shades of red!

I also like the wisdom our instructor passed on as we were clenching our butts and pulling in the abs, “If you don’t squeeze it, who will?” Harsh, but good motivation:)

Touché Gym…touché..

1 comment:

  1. Did you do the one where it is an actual staircase that goes around? Cause that one kills me every time I get on. I think I have maxed out at 10 minutes. I like classes because they REALLY motivate you to keep going since you don't want to be the one left behind. Love you and I am so proud of you. You are always my role model in getting things accomplished and this will be no different.