Monday, August 22, 2011

I'm Melting....

Not sure what's up with Gold's Gym in West Concord, but working out there this summer has almost been the same as jogging in the street. Last year, I remember it being so nice and crispy cold that I needed a sweatshirt in the initial stages of working out. This summer, I'm down to my jog bra and I hide on one of the treadmills in the back so as not to be seen. Not that I'm inappropriate, but no one wants to see a spare tire around a woman nearing age 50.

Last Monday, I began leaving my condo at 8:00, getting to the gym at 8:15 and running for a half hour before work each morning. My job is 5 minutes away from the gym. Despite the efforts of eating better and working out EVERY day, I am up to 118.8 from the 117 I was 2 weeks ago.

Friday, I knew something wasn't right when my jeans weren't fitting AGAIN, and so I weighed myself yesterday. Sigh. I have never had a problem losing weight until this year. I also just came out of the other side of menopause (as in "I'm done, woohoo!") so maybe that's a factor.

On the "plus" side, my time is getting better and my running stamina is improving. As of yesterday, my time is .92 miles per 15 minutes. Very maddening that it's not quite 1 mile, but I'm working on it.

When I was on the abs machine yesterday, out of the corner of my eye, I saw a man upside down on some workout contraption. All he needed was a black cape and he could have been Grandpa on The Munsters. However, I have to give him credit that he could do that.

Have to do my morning chores and then get myself to the gym. I did finish two scarves and added way too much to my stash this weekend and I'll post pics as soon as I can.


  1. Don't forget that muscle weighs more than fat. So if you subtract fat but add muscle, you might actually see the number on the scale INCREASE as a result of getting more fit. But in that case, your *waistline* will still DECREASE. So don't forget to go by your actual body size, not just the number on the scale.

    This whole being-middle-aged thing is turning out to have a lot of aggravating quirks that I don't remember signing on for. Grrrr!