I haven't been to this gym at 9am before... and once I got to the parking lot, I realized why. EVERY spot was taken and I am not talking about 10 or 20 spots... more like 100. There were several cars (actually SUVs - expensive ones) circling the rows, so I decided to go to the furthest row from the door and guess what? There was ONE spot... and since I am not a lazy gym goer, I snagged it. Feeling quite proud of myself, I smirked at the cars still circling as I walked to the door. And I am NOT JOKING, like 20 people were leaving at the same time. I bet they had the close parking spots... but hey, I am at the gym to work out right? Isn't it better to get the furthest spot? I got a warm up and they... well, sat in their warm cars driving in circles.
My plan for the gym today was simple:
Bike: 15 min warm up
Strength: shoulders, arms, and core
Run: temp (first and last at 8:45, middle 3 at 8:00)
|A woman wearing this outfit was on the elliptical|
I hoped on the bike and put the headphones in and was really moving. I managed to get 5.45 miles done in 15 minutes - average rpm was 97 and I was at level 14. YAY!
I hoped off and did shoulder presses, then core 3x, then triceps and planks (front and both sides), then biceps and leg raised sit-ups... abs seriously feeling it - Yay.
After that I hoped on the treadmill and at first set it for 8:45 for the first mile. After about 10 seconds I felt like I was walking, and decided to bump it up to 8:30/min mile. And when I reached mile 1, I did 8:00 min/miles until mile 4, then I bumped it back down to 8:30/min miles. It felt great. I was completely out of breath during the 8s, but knowing that I would be bumping it down soon helped... of course, having my tunes in my ear hoped too.
As I was leaving I tried to make an appointment to do my Fit Assessment and found a trainer free to do it right then. I wasn't pleased with the results. I have 15.7% body fat... which is AWESOME compared to where I was in April 2009, but I had fooled myself that I was better (the trainer even said that it was awesome but - EH!). Also, when I was weighed, her scale said I was 4 lbs heavier than my scale at home - BOOOO! My stretch assessment was also bad - I mentioned that I logged a lot of miles last week and maybe I didn't stretch properly, but she gave me no sympathy. Also, she tested my cardiovascular activity and I was on the lower end of that? Really? I just ran a marathon in October. Oh well, her next client arrived before she could really explain all of the results to me... but I must still have a LOT of work to do. I will keep you posted.
Do you ever feel like you will never physically be where you want to be? I REALLY need to learn to be blessed where I am, and look where I came from... instead of wishing I was in even better shape.