Friday, June 29, 2007

Walking No Where

Jake talked for years about getting a treadmill. For years I was against it. We didn't have anywhere to put one in the old house and I was convinced after a few weeks we wouldn't use it and it would sit there in the way. When he brought it up again a few months ago I finally agreed. We put it in the Man's Room above the garage so there's no risk of hanging laundry on it or tripping over it as you get out of bed. Just as Nate was finishing school for the year I thought it might be possible to get a workout in while hanging out with the kids (I've never been one to formally exercise). I decided I'd use the treadmill 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week. Five weeks later, I've actually done it! The kids watch TV in the adjacent room while I walk and watch the Today Show each morning.

The upside to all this is that I can see definition in my legs...the downside is I haven't lost one pound. It hasn't discouraged me from walking because I feel so much better, but I'm bummed I haven't shed a few pounds. I guess it's time to incorporate some sort of diet change. My weakness......sugar, especially in the form of chocolate.

1 comment:

Anna said...

Good for you, supertrooper. You're gaining muscle and loosing body fat. Muscle weighs more than fat = no loss in lbs, but a kick ass body! Keep it up...give me inspiration.