Yesterday I joined Planet Fitness. It seems like a really reasonable price–$10 a month–and it has what I will use–plenty of treadmills and perhaps the circuit equipment. I never took classes when I was a Y member, so I don’t miss those, and they do have small classes to help you set up and manage your training. What I like MOST about it is that it’s really quiet in there. They have these rules against all the preening that goes with bodybuilding, like dropping weights and grunting. Each machine is equipments with what is the modern day car speaker (for those who remember drive ins). Plug in your ear buds and you can listen to the radio or watch any number of TVs hanging from the ceiling. I like the place.
Yesterday I did a bit over 2 miles in 45 minutes at a 1.0 incline. Today was 60 minutes, 2.0 incline and almost 3 miles. I felt pretty good doing it and the time flew. I watched the Ohio State game (basketball) and then a movie on my iPhone. I’m playing a game in that I can only watch movies while I work out–since all the rest of my time is spent studying. So, I’m somewhere in the midst of “Empire of the Sun” and really want to know what happens to the kid (don’t you DARE tell me!).
We’ve had really crappy weather this winter, like everywhere else in the country, so the days I can ride my bike have been severely limited. I am even racking up miles on the car because it’s just been too nasty–windy, rainy–to ride my Vespa, and THAT makes me very sad.
I still wonder why I’m not just immediately thinner when I get home. I actually look in the mirror to see if I can notice a difference: Is my chin smaller? Or are there fewer chins? Is that roll shrinking yet? I know in my head that won’t happen, but I look anyway. I should probably stop doing that. But it’s hard. I want results and I want them now. Sometimes I actually think that if I throw an emotional fit about it, I’ll get results sooner. I know. A little nuts.
At least today I didn’t eat a cupcake when I got home!