Monday, February 21, 2011

Well, hello treadmill...

It snowed {again} yesterday and I am a wus when it comes to driving in the snow..

..but that's OK, because some of those who thought they could drive OK were "attending" a 13 car pile-up on I-15 about 4 miles north of us...



Luckily no fatalities..except their cars..and I don't want the "Silver Pearl" to get any bumps or dings on her...



But that meant no driving to Zumba..and I rarely miss my twice-weekly classes..I like it that much..

So, I re-introduced myself to the lovely and very well-kept {read: unused..} treadmill. 

3.2 miles.  Yep..I kept telling myself   "Just 10 more minutes and will stop"..but then it got closer to 2 miles..and then I said.."OK..go to 2.5.."




Well..that's pretty close to 3 miles..let's see..

Then there was that little known fact (to me anyway) that 3.1 miles equals a 5K..so I went on.

And I did it!  It took an hour..but that hour would have gone by anyway..probably not in a very constructive way..Sunday mornings are for not doing housework , you know?




So, now I think I will add the treadmill on Tuesdays and Wednesdays..to get 4 workouts a week..plus walking the pups every  morning..should produce a better weight loss, but more importantly, an even better sense of well being and accomplishment..which for me is as important as the weight thingy..

...who am I kidding..loosing weight is great!!  The feeling better/better health is an added bonus :-)

Soooo..have a happy President's Day and if you're lucky enough to have it off...enjoy..


{hi ho hi ho, it's grumbling off to work I go,,,}

-me

12 comments:

ain't for city gals said...

I think you were smart to stay home...not worth the risk. And you discovered something good...the treadmill...lol...every little bit counts...and a 20 minute mile is good!..especially three of them.....omgosh...my word verification was porky!! lol...

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Very smart to stay home! What do we have to prove hu? Driving in rotten weather!

Ahhhhh yes, the *dreaded* treadmill. I renewed her acquaintance a while ago. Then, for wonderful reasons I'm sure, have disregarded her again. -sigh-

Gotta... Gotta... Gotta...

'Mrs. Bradley' ,-)

Breezy said...

Wow!!! color me impressed. Good for you.
The treadmill is in my basement beckoning me, now the only question is should I answer the call??

XOXO
gail

Joyce said...

I gave up driving in the snow two accidents ago. Right now my treadmill/clothes hanger is mocking me so maybe I'll clean it off and take it for a spin for old times sake. I'll tell him it was your idea.

Vee said...

You spent an hour on the treadmill? You are my new hero. Now have fun at work because I know that you love your work. You do, right?

just call me jo said...

You are my new hero. Good luck. Careful in the snow. It's sunny here but "cool" by Arizona standards. (I won't complain, I guess.) I'm watching old movies and reading books about pets. I can do that much easier than treadmills. ;O)

Lucy (aka rharper) said...

Have you thought about moving to Mesa? You snow troubles will be over. Hey. I'll trade houses straight across with you. Deal? :)

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hey Colleen! I just caught up on your February posts. :) I had a seed bead episode one time. Those little boogers sure can travel. Glad to hear you had the smarts to stay home. Why is it that even when there is a storm and folks know that conditions are gonna be bad, they still think they gotta get out and about? When I was working out with my girlfriends and we were competing to see who would lose the most inches and weight, I know that I was successful because I always got in a 30 minute run on the treadmill before they even showed up. Of the 5 times we weighed in, I won 3 times and they each won once. :) So you keep on keeping on. Best wishes for the rest of your week. Tammy

Laurie said...

My knees won't let me on the treadmill Colleen, but my exercise bike is screaming at me from the corner! I guess it's time to go for a ride! You're an inspiration!

lifeinredshoes said...

Where do go to Zumba? It's all I hear about!

diane b said...

Wow you are really into the exercise thingy. Good for you. I still haven't had the guts to join Zumba but I walk most mornings if it is not pouring rain. I wouldn't say you are a wus, more like sensible.

Pearl said...

U are AMAZING!