As promised here is the latest on my new weight loss adventure. I’ve been to the gym every day this week since Sunday with the exception of yesterday. I had so many errands to do that I just didn’t have time to get to the gym. One of my errands was to go look at another treadmill. The one I own will not work while I’m on it. I had to make sure I find one that would carry my weight. The one I found is rated up to 360 pounds. I checked it out and decided to get it but as luck would have it, it will not fit through the door to get into my workout room. I’ve got to figure out how to disassemble it to get it in there. Right now it’s in my garage and my wife isn’t too happy about it because she has to park outside in the cold. I will be spending tomorrow removing my old treadmill and trying to get the other moved.
Last night after I ate supper, I tried out my new-to-me treadmill. It has speakers that I can plug my mp3 player into and of course, it has a multitude of workout options. I spent thirty minutes on the treadmill and worked up quite a sweat. Over 400 calories burned. That may not be a lot for some but to me, that’s a lot. The best thing is that when I woke up this morning I had lost 1.8 lbs. I know that maybe water weight but that’s the first loss since I’ve been working out. I’m excited about it.
I met with a trainer two times this week. I meet with him for thirty minutes then I hit the cycle for thirty and then the treadmill for thirty. On the days that I don’t meet with the trainer, I just do an hour’s worth of either the cycle or the treadmill or a combination of both. Today after my hour and a half workout, I got on my treadmill and did thirty minutes after supper. I know this may be a bit much but I’ve got a lot to lose.
There’s a young lady that is standing behind the desk as you come into the gym. She’s the one that I spoke with when I signed up. She looks to be about 24 years of age. She showed me a picture of herself before she started working out and I couldn’t believe the transformation. She asked me how old I thought she was, I told her about 24 to 25 years old. She said that she was 42 years old. You could have knocked me down with a feather. Today I asked her just how long it took her to lose that much weight. She said it only took her six months to lose it. She said that I could be fit and trim in six months if I stuck with it. We’ll see in six months.