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.