Friday, November 2, 2007

My body doth protest.

Lesson in Life #4682

It is not always wise to buy shoes on ebay, no matter how attractive the price may be.

A 10, is not always a 10 in the world of shoes as I have come to appreciate.

See, I finally got off my ass today and went to the gym here at work on my lunch hour. I have been saying this for years, and well, it has been years since my shade graced the halls of a gym. My goal is to do 25 minutes on the elliptical trainer, the 4 days a week I work. The last 3 weeks I wake up at the godforsaken hour that I do, and well, choose not to grab a bag of workout gear.

However, I figure that after the chocolate binge the other day, I should at least attempt some kind of exercise.

Ironically enough, it wasn't the exercise that was the killer. It was my shoes. I had pins and needles happening down there, and my big toes hurt, pressed up at the end of my shoes.

I went for the good deal and bought my last cross trainers on ebay. Such a great deal I now need a new pair that doesn't deter me from exercise, because frankly, I don't need the help. I guess I will bite the bullet and *gulp* buy the damn things in person and actually try them on before I buy them! Who knew?

When I got off the machine, I nearly fell forward between the hurting feet and just that odd feeling of getting off one of those machines and the world just isn't right for a few steps. I hope I can keep this up - in a few months, it may help to trim off a little extra me. Or, just mean that I am better at keeping up with Junior!


Nicole said...

Heh. I am in the same boat as you (except my mother gave me the shoes because she didn't like them - on me, they make the baby toe on my right foot fall asleep).

Same goal, pretty much - elliptical for 30 minutes 3-4 times/week. I find its more of a mental break than anything.

And I thought about the nanoblomo thing - I just don't have time in November.

Want a virtual workout buddy? :)

Kazzy said...

Sounds good to me, and we have an excuse to get new shoes!!!

the mental break is nice.. driving home on the freeway just doesn't cut it, and when I get home, the last thing I want to do is attempt to find time to work out...