Con to keeping my girlish figure: I hate running/working out/doing any kind of strenuous activity.
Con to not excersing: I get fat.
Con to getting fat: Austin leaves me and I become a crazy cat lady.
The above philosophy is what I've been living by here lately. I hate the gym, but I go anyways because I don't want to be featured on TLC's next installment of "Half Ton Twenty-Something". I found a beginner treadmill workout that I could do without passing out, so I've been doing that along with the stairmaster, some crunchies, planks, and arm stuff. Yuck. It's been going fine, but it's nothing to write home about.
I went to the gym on Monday after teaching summer school all morning/afternoon, and I was ready to get my blasé work out on. I climbed onto the treadmill and found the TV show I wanted to watch: The Pioneer Woman on The Food Network. Perfect! I plugged in my headphones, and got ready to rock and roll. But there was a problem. I couldn't hear a ding dang thing!
|REE! I wish I could hear how you're making that peach crisp!|
Because I couldn't hear all about the PW's 4th of July plans, I went to plan B: "Imagine Dragons" Pandora on my iPod. In case you're unfamiliar, this station is just super.
Anways, I went on about my treadmill session...walk at 3.0 for 5 minutes, walk at 3.5 for another 5, and then here it comes...run at 5.5 for a whole 2 minutes! I know, I know. That's really pathetic. Here's the thing though: I NEVER ran growing up. Never! Besides that Presidential Fitness Test that we had to take in school every year, running was not in my repertoire. So, running for 2 straight minutes has been a real challenge for me lately. It hurts my legs, I feel like I can't breathe, and I literally count down the seconds in my head.
Something happened on Monday. I was able to run for the whole 2 minutes without feeling like I was entering the 7th circle of hell! It was actually kind of (dare I say) fun!
I think the reason for this dramatic turn of events was my choice in music. The song that was playing when I kicked it into running mode was "Feel Again" by One Republic. It is a wonderful little diddy that is perfect for running it out.
I'm hoping that the running thing wasn't a fluke, and I plan to do some serious research on running songs to keep up my good ju ju. If anyone has any suggestions of groovy running tunes, I'd love to hear them (literally)!
PS- if anyone is interested in my killer treadmill workout plan, here it is: 40 minute beginner treadmill workout.