It has been a long time since I visited the YMCA. Time seems to slip away and to be honest it doesn't often enter my mind, though I know it would help with weight loss.
Yesterday my husband Don and I were talking. He pointed out I have downtime between dropping the two young men who live with us off to their respective jobs. He suggested I take 15 minutes and walk a treadmill. Not too fast - I'm too heavy and it's been too long - but starting off slow and giving it a shot Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays (commitments I have during the year make this more difficult on Tuesdays and Thursdays).
Okay, I said, I'll give it a try.
So after dropping off Young Man #1 to his job I headed for the Y. After checking in I picked out a treadmill and after picking a lecture on my iPod to listen to, I got started.
Well, I only got up to 1.8 mph on the thing. Because I have balance issues I hang on to the front rail of the machine, which apparently stressed out my biceps. I plodded through 15 minutes before happily getting off the thing and heading home for a needed shower.
I am going to do my best to try out this schedule. I am trying to have a positive attitude while I endure, hoping it will result in good numbers on the scale. Maybe by going public with this I'll do a better job sticking with it. We'll see.