Sunday, January 6, 2008

Biggest Loser Saturday

I was inspired by the Biggest Loser show this week. Supposedly, they exercise like 6 hours a day or something crazy like that. I needed to get back into my jogging/walking, and Morgan was still with Grams and Papa. Mike was off driving to get the kids in Valdosta, so I was all by myself which is very rare. So, I decided to have Biggest Loser Saturday. I jogged/walked a 5k, biked a 5k, swam 1/2 mile, and lifted weights. Woo Hoo! According to my Polar watch, it was well over 1000 calories burned through exercise. While it was not 6 hours worth of straight exercise, it was a lot more than I normally do.

I went to LA Fitness with Mark to see what I thought of it. I currently have a membership to Lifestyle Fitness which i actually bought mainly for the step aerobics classes. As I have gotten into the running/jogging stuff, I haven't done those as much. Unfortunately, the guy at LA Fitness was not so nice when I said that I didn't want to pay an enrollment fee. I think paying an enrollment fee AND the first month AND the last month is crazy. 2 of the 3 seems ok but all 3 is just over the top to me. I am torn because I really liked the personal trainer I had as my "free trainng sessions" at Lifestyle, and I would like to start working with a trainer. Also, you can't get any closer to my office than Lifestyle. However, LA Fitness is actually cheaper AND has a swimming pool (and is generally nicer and larger). Decisions, decisions.

Goals for 2008
1. Lose 50 pounds (for a total of 80 lost)
2. Start resistance trainng
3. Run a 5k in less than 40 minutes

Looking great in 08!