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Fitness Friday: False Start

Walter MillerThis week got off to a good start. I had joined the gym at work, and on Monday I spent a good 30 minutes on the treadmill and elliptical. It felt good and I enjoyed it. I was looking forward to coming back the rest of the week.

Then everything went to hell. I started feeling a little out of sorts on Tuesday night after my Weight Watchers meeting, and on Wednesday I woke up to an elephant sitting on my chest and about 70 pounds of mucous congealing in my sinuses. I called out from work and missed Wednesday’s visit to the gym, opting to rest up and drink plenty of fluids.

Yesterday I felt the same and called out from work again. Usually these things hit me hard the first few days, then are manageable until they finally fade away. That’s why I decided to ride it out over the weekend and rest up for Monday. By then I’ll be able to breathe a little better and won’t feel like I’m stuck in quicksand.

In the mean time, it’s rest, fluids, and the internet to keep me company.

Fitness Friday, 4/4/14


It has come to my attention that we have a gym where I work. It’s small and cramped, but it’s there and it’s cheap. I stopped by to check it out earlier this week, and today I signed up. Then I realized that I will have to run out and pick up some gym clothes this weekend; I don’t think jeans will cut it on the elliptical. The plan is to be ready to tackle my first workout on Monday afternoon after my shift is over.

My goal is simple for now. I just want to get moving again. To start, I’ll probably alternate between the treadmill and the elliptical and start to ramp up my activity slowly. Once I get it in gear, I’ll talk to the trainer (and my doctor) and see how I can improve what I’m doing.

Now it’s just a matter of showing up on Monday and getting that first workout in!

I also started to wear a pedometer this week. I managed to increase my total step count each day and yesterday was the first time I managed to log over 10,000 steps. Now I need to string a few days like that together!

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