Monday, November 30, 2009

First Day at The Gym!

Well I joined the Gym and today was the official first day. I worked almost 10 hours so was pretty tired, but knew how great I'd feel once I stepped in the door. Right I was. I LOVED IT!!!!!!!! I did about 45 minutes today and to be honest It completely flew by (bonus!).

I started off on a really cook bike that felt more like a video game. I did a 10 minute course through the "woods" and boy did it feel real. When I got off the machine I had a flash back to how sore my legs felt when I played Volleyball in highschool. Whoa I'm going to feel that tomorrow ;)

I then went to the Treadmill which was my favorite part by far. I started off with a slow jog then realized I had to move quickly because I could. Guess all my running has really payed off. I decided to limit myself to about 10 minutes on the treadmill because I wanted to check out all the equipment. Well I looked down, I'd already run 13 minutes and well over a mile. I was so excited because I felt like I could have just kept going, going, and going some more. I made myself stop, how awesome is that!?

I cooled down with some weight training. I did a bicep machine, then a tricep machine, and finished up with some crunches. Feel burn? Oh yes I did!

I walked out of the gym after about 45 minutes and felt on top of the world. According to my FEV monitor my pre and post lung function increased by about .30!

So to sum it up I freaking loved the gym today and feel great! My 1 year of running has definitely made me see and feel a difference. It's nice now to have a ton of equipment at my hands to mix up my routine and make me push HARDER!

So what's the plan for tomorrow? THE GYM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

3 comments:

Misha said...

That's awesome! I'm glad you're feeling well. I know how good exercise makes me feel. I've been pretty lazy for a few years now but I remember JROTC in highschool. They worked my ass off and I had never felt so good in my life. But it's so hard to get motivated these days, now that I don't have an Army instructer in my face lol. But I did feel so much better and I didn't have all this fat on me lol.
God Bless!

Ronnie "Sickboy" Sharpe said...

Sooooo happy you got a gym membership! What gym is it? I'd like one that has video games too :)

Keep it up cyster!!!

Ronnie

Jess said...

Thanks guys! It's "World Gym" and it's literally steps from my work. So it's so convenient, and when I get home the workout is D.O.N.E! :)

Yes I think this membership is going to be soooooo worth it!!!