Tuesday, September 23, 2008

You've got to do it for yourself!

I have an awesome gym buddy, who happens to be one of my besties and also happens to be a bandit. Actually, she's one of the reasons why I got a band myself (cos I saw that it was doable and real!).. And we confirmed yesterday that we were going to hit the gym at 6am for a spin session. Now, as some of you may be aware... spin classes are one of the hardest sweatiest classes to do... they never get any better and they never get any easier. Knowing that someone else is doing it just as tough as you kinda almost makes the class a little more bareable...

So, I turned up at Spin this morning... gym buddy didn't! Turned out she had a conference call at work early in the morning so will be doing the afternoon class instead. This was all in a text message to me on my phone last night, but I didn't check my phone until after I got back from the gym this morning!!

So no gym buddy... OK, I got on with it and did the class, no worries... except that I didn't set my HR Monitor correctly and it only captured around 20 mins of my workout!!! You might think, why such a big deal... but one of the goals I have for myself is to reach my target on my HR monitor so that each monday I get a little trophy that is the wall paper on my HRM for the rest of the week. It also then confirms that I have done at least 4 classes and have burnt over 2000 cals during the week (which is approx 250g of fat). So while I know I've burnt over 600cal this morning, my HRM only says 300cals!!! Noooooooo!!

Anyhoo, the point of this blog is to say that you can't rely on anyone else to get your butt exercising.. Sure it helps, it really does.. but at the end of the day, you have to do it for yourself! I'm glad I went this morning :)

Happy exercising everyone!

LBG xx

6 comments:

fatgirlslim said...

lol... you must have the same hrm as me! I always want to have the tropthy wallpaper - and my hubby always has to hear me whinge when I forget to put my hrm on until 3/4 of the way thru my workout.

L

Diz said...

You're right about that. Everytime I do it for someone else it never works. Doing it for me and the feeling it gives me is so much better.

Melanie said...

Go for it - love that exercise.
Mel

Melanie said...

Thanks for your comment re calorie intake. I use the calorie king book and webiste a lot. The rice I ate was probably 2 dessert spoons -not even half a cup. I find rice hard work at present. I really appreciate your suggestions though. Cheers, Mel

Nola said...

I get tired just reading about that exercise!! You are doing so well:)

mjwdec73 said...

I did that the other day too - I hate when I forget to activate my HRM - aargh! No probs tonight though - 653 burnt :)