Workin' it out!
A month ago tomorrow, I joined a local Planet Fitness for $10 down, and $10 a month. I am LOVING it. First of all, my pal Lindsay joined first and got me to sign up (really, how could I pass it up at $10 a month and 2 minutes from my house?), and I love that I have a friendly face at the gym. I think we are keeping each other motivated, which is awesome. We're both working hard!
I weighed in this morning, and I'm down 6.5 pounds. In the past two weeks I've run 3 separate 5Ks, last night clocking in at 39 minutes and 51 seconds. I am SO proud of myself! This is the hardest I've worked out since...well, ever, really.
I have a treadmill and a bike at home, and I used to own an elliptical. But when I'm working out at home, I'll do a mile or something, and then say, eh, I'm all done. The couch looks too comfy, or I want to go do this in my craft room, or Austin or the dog is distracting me. When I go to the gym, I get into a zone. I want to make the best I can of the hour-ish I'm there, so I work out hard. Lately I've been running, followed most days by some time on the machines. I could run at home. But I don't. I love going out to the gym and working hard. :)
Anyway, I just really wanted to write down how proud of myself I am right now. It's a good feeling, and I want to remember it. I want to stay on track and stay motivated, especially with the holidays and all kinds of candy and fattening foods approaching.
Edited to add: I should also mention that the weight loss isn't solely due to the gym - I've been tracking my calories using the Lose It app as well, to keep myself in check.