The Chances

How a 250+ Pound Couch Potato Got Healthy

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

I think I've worked out the logistics of keeping my lunch break to a minimum while still making it to the gym: change at work while "available", go work out, come back and change at work again, while "available". Cardio at home after everyone's in bed (10pm). As a feeble attempt at starting a new routine, after Biggest Loser tonight I ran a mile on the treadmill @ 7mph, and burned 95 more calories for the day.

Speaking of which, my treadmill's got quite the limitations compared to the ones at the gym. I hadn't really noticed because it'd been a while since I used mine. I was able to get an incline of 12% and a speed of 12mph (not simultaneously hehe) on the ones at the gym, but mine appears to have a max 10mph and max incline of 10%. Without the gym treadmills I wouldn't have been able to run the sprints I've been doing @ 12mph, or the ones at the 12% incline. Another interesting thing is that the ones at the gym have a minimum incline of 0%, but mine won't go below 1.5%...

THEREFORE, my workout here at home was tougher @ 7mph than the ones I had done at the gym the past few days. I suppose that's a good thing, but after a mile I had to stop!

That's all for now. 5k tomorrow, woo! And my boss shouldn't be too uptight, 5k + walking back is no more than 45 minutes.

No comments: