** This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.
For the last week, I’ve been feeling pretty bad. Not sick exactly, but I’m prone to migraines and this one has been revving up for the last week. Today, I decided I didn’t care how bad I was still feeling (in reality today was a pretty good day) and I was going to the gym.
Once I got to the gym, my entire body was calling out to me saying, “What do you think you’re doing? We just want a nap!”
I dropped the kids off in the childcare room, and found a treadmill with a TV on it. I decided that if I could just walk for 15 minutes, I’d be happy and call it a day. It was jut before noon, and I started flipping through the TV channels, a novelty since we do not have cable at home. I came across an episode of Law & Order SVU that was just starting, an older one when Chris Meloni was still on the show, plugged in my ear buds, and started walking.
I didn’t want to overdo it, so I kept a slow and steady pace around 3.2 mph. Not fast by any stretch of the imagination, but you know what? Watching one of my favorite shows while going for a walk helped to push me well past my 15 minute goal. Instead, I watched the entire show, and walked the entire time.
So how’d I do? In the 64 minutes that I was on the treadmill, I walked just over a 5K – 3.27 miles. I consider that a win.
Ultimately, I’d like to run, and last time I was at the gym I completed W1D1 of the Couch-to-5K program. However, with my limited core strength and stability, I think it will be best if I take it slow, and stick to walking for a little bit longer.Disclosure: RWJ Fitness & Wellness Center in Mercerville is sponsoring my weight loss journey. While I am being compensated for promoting them, all opinions are based on my personal experience at the fitness center. RWJ Fitness & Wellness Center wants to give all Raising A Family On A Budget readers 2 FREE weeks at the Fitness Center. Click here to complete the form and get your 2 week pass.