Do you know what is that? Its a "white elephant" sitting in my bedroom for 4yrs. The number of times I put on my running shoes & set foot on it can be counted. You should have guessed it since the plastic cover is still intact & nicely protected. It look just so brand new :):)
I put on a lot of weight after giving birth to Zac. My hubs bought the treadmill @S$2.2K for me so that I could shed off excess weight at home at my convenience. Initially I was very keen & exercise thrice per week. After losing a few kgs in about 2 months. I slacked. haha :D
Since then, I hardly used it!!
Yesterday morning, being bored at home while the boys are at the playground with my helper. I put on my running gears for that rare appearance once again. After I set up everything & ON the power. I was shocked that it was not working. OMG!! Must be spoiled after being dormant for so long !! In my heart, I'm blaming myself. I tried many times but still cant get it started. Suddenly I realized that the safety red strap magnet was dangling there did I recalled that Zac pulled it off quite sometimes back. Blur me lah. It is a safety feature integrated in the machine inself that it wil not work if it is not hooked properly. Viola.... it worked again !! *phew* You can imagine how panic I was if that costly machine aint gonna work again.
Why the sudden determination to workout again is partly bcos of Karen. My good pal is such a sportswoman. She used to jog around East Coast Park. I would never have thought of jogging there, with the treadmill at home.. ... I am already so lazy, not to say going out to jog. That is totally impossible. LOL :)
Karen's dream of taking part in the Standard Chartered Quarter Marathon at the end of this year was smashed due to overwhelming response & registration was already closed by the time she decided to sign up.
I have heard of a lot of sickness among friends & relatives these few months.
Age is catching up on me & I felt so tired recently even doing nothing much at home. Something must be wrong with me. My weight has been loitering around 56kg (no secrecy, one look you can tell !!) after giving birth to Amos. I don't seem to be able to bring it down naturally. I hope to tone up slightly with some exercises. My pre-pregnancy weight is 50kg. Do you think I can returned to that figure?
I wanted to freshen up myself by doing some workouts & the easiest way to do it is running on my treadmill. I ran for .... hmmm.... don't laugh at me ok...... errr... only 10 mins .... *blush*. I do not want to strain myself cos I've not been exericising for so long. For a start, its just 10 mins. I will run again tomorrow. I intend to run on alternate days so that my knee has a rest day in between. I've got weak knee caps actually. I can hear sound when I squat down. I wonder what is the cause of it?? It got better when I stopped jog.... haha... I'm giving myself excuses not to exercise again !!
I actually felt GOOD yesterday after the run though it is only for a mere 10 mins but I'm totally ENERGISED. I believe doing exercise needs a lot of determination & once you get the momentum, you will just do it automatically. I hope to get my hubs involved in it too so that we could encourage each other. He also lacks of exercise actually :):)
Have you been eating well & doing exercises recently?
Come & join me in my exercise regimen :)