Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Resolution number 1

Resume workout. After 22 months of avoiding the lockers of a gym, I've resumed attending to my health. Today was day one! Along with writing about the dog training, this blog better be put to some use helping me get healthier, instead of being my navel gazing forum. Love my navel and happy I can still see past it to my toes, but better that I stop having to suck in my gut to see my toes.

Exercise detail:
35 minutes - treadmill, 3 km (reminder - bring pedometer)
12 minutes - rowing machine
Estimated calorie burned up - 250

Weights - arms and chest. 3 sets of 10 repetitions.
Crunches - 50 reps

After the workout, I took a 22 minute walk to work, through Glorietta, Greenbelt and the Ayala triangle. A lot of changes in the area, with two new buildings where old parking lots used to be. In Glorietta 5, they've placed Luk Yuen next to North Park with Chowking right on top of them both. Sort of a triumverate of cheap chinese food, MSG billowing out towards the customers. National Bookstore is moving to the new Glorietta 5 building, this signals somethings afoot with fixing up Glorietta 1 and 2, starting with the area that blew up/exploded/place your government conspiracy excuse here.

Things I like about the gym - not crowded, the bathroom is well stocked with fluffy towels, and a nice pepperminty shower gel. Plus the machines have those individual tv connections, so I can watch any cable channel I feel like for the time I'm huffing and puffing on the treadmill.


ChichaJo said...

Hmmm...exercise is not on my list of things to do...I'm a bad bad human! Good luck!

Katrina said...

Which gym are you going to now? I swore I'd return regularly once the year began (I know, I know, I've sworn that before), but then the last weeks have given me another reason not to. Maybe next week. Or after Bacolod.

Watergirl said...

Kat, I'm using up my membership at D-Fit, the gym of the Dusit. I procrastinated for months before starting, so I must use it! I've realized that one factor that draws me to stick with a place I don't really want to be at is the bathrooms and amenities!!!

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