The joys of the gym…

Yes, yes, I admit it.  After not going for … oh … two or three years, I went to the gym yesterday.   One of the perks of staying at the Extended StayAmerica is free access to the nearby Gold’s Gym.  I need to get my heart back in shape as much as the rest of my body, so I mixed up some low impact/fat burning/cardio exercise.   I did half an hour on the treadmill, and half an hour on the elliptical keeping my heart rate up around 135-140.   Between the two I burned about 500 calories, and did about 4 miles,  which isn’t a lot for a workout, but good solid consistent exercise.

I tried to use the bike machines, but my muscle tone and body aren’t ready for it yet.   I won’t bother with a real bike until I can ride the stationary bike consistently for half an hour to an hour.

Still, it was heartening to see a solid mix of people there … from the very fit, to people like me, to people less fit than me.

… unfortunately, the TV closest to me was playing a report about Rush Limbaugh (*puke*) … fortunately, I had my mp3 player with me.   For the record, afterwards, no banana for me… but I did enjoy a nice crisp apple later.