Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Yea Baby!

I made it to the gym.  I didn't even get lost on the way there.  The alarm went off at 4:30 and there was some bargaining going on.  Sleepy Matt on my left shoulder said, "Hey, you don have to be to work until 8, go back to sleep.  Then a more motivated Matt reminded me what I wrote in this very blog last night.  I will make it to the gym I said.  I made it to the gym and got in a great workout.

I walked in finding the elliptical machines still sitting where I had left them.  I hopped on and decided that I should be ambitious and try to knock out 45 minutes at a low "level".  I managed to do the whole thing and according to the calorie counter I burned over 1000 calories.  I may or may not be accurate, but I can tell you my heart rate was between 140 and 160 most of the way.  Only one or two spikes in the middle and it was lower at the beginning and end.

Then I managed to hit the weights.  While I did not do a full circuit on the upper body I did manage to get in 3 sets each of presses, curls, triceps extensions, and chest fly's.  The thing that really bugs me is the amount of strength I lost.  That alone is motivation to hit the gym.

So tomorrow.  The alarm will blare its hideous tune and I will rise and go to the gym.

Changing the subject for a hot second

What the heck is up with The Biggest Loser these day.   Entertaining yes, but there are some very nasty people on the show this season.  I for one watch the show to be entertained, but even more so to be inspired.  To hear the hateful words coming out of the mouths of some contestants is just ridiculous.


Topher said...

I hear you on BL. What is up with those witches? I'm glad Brady went home, but with Ed back it probably won't change. I was fist-pumping when Amy pulled a "gotcha" with her vote. Good for her.

spunkysuzi said...

I gave up watching it this season!

Tony said...

more drama = better ratings.

Craig said...

Good job getting up and going to the gym. I get up at 4:30 most mornings also and workout. I think it helps to get the workout done before work. If I wait until after work, I can come up with a thousand excuses not to go. Keep it up!

The Biggest Loser is just not as good this season. It's like a bunch of teenagers in high school.

HollyALP said...

Hi Matt,
Congratulations on your resolve! I read your comment on my blog, and now (especially after reading your latest post) I definitely see how the gym works. My poll on whether or not to join is a close one, and I'm waiting anxiously to see which way it sways! So far so good...

Greg said...

Good job! You know, we regret things in life (like too much pizza), but I have never regretted going to do my workout. Isn't that funny? Getting so early is amazing. you deserve a medal! Keep it up.

MizFit said...

it's tomorrow.

tune blaring??

have a great workout!