The apartment complex I live in has a small fitness room that, despite its convenient location, I'd never visited! Nonetheless, I made me way there last night only to find it occupied by one person -- an older, gray-haired man sporting a tie-died shirt and "stretchy pants." (Hat tip, Nacho Libre.) Though 2 of the cardio machines didn't work properly and I likely looked a fool trying to figure out how to get the elliptical to turn on, I managed to get in a nice 40 minutes of hard cardio exercise. At one point, I even started jogging on the treadmill. (I keep having this dream where I just start RUNNING and it's such a wonderful feeling. Most of you know, I am NOT a runner...). So, that was satisfying.
Oh -- the "nearly died part." I was surprised at how difficult it was to keep at it for 40 minutes and not keel over. I know it will get somewhat easier to keep my endurance up, but I did appreciate the challenge all the same. The blood, sweat, and tears (okay, nix the blood and tears) was all I needed to know that I was workin' hard.
Anyhow! I'm excited that 11 of my friends, most from Washington, but a few from California and Colorado, have decided to join me in this weight-loss and healthy living journey. For the next 12 weeks, we will all be working HARD in our very own Biggest Loser competition. With nearly $500 at stake... we are all striving towards becoming THEE biggest loser. It's an exciting endeavor.
Check in with me every Tuesday and ask how I am doing. (That's our weigh-in day.) Hopefully, each week you'll "see" a little less of me. ;-)
Blessings, faithful friends and readers.