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05 September 2008 @ 05:43 pm
Operation: Get in Shape!!  
Ok so I decided it was about time that I start to get in shape.  We have been eating out far to much and not getting nearly enough actual movement throughout the day.  Working in front of a computer all day will do that to you but thats not an excuse its just a reason to get motivated.... Which I am trying to be?!  Anyway, this quasi motivation came about when I came across some guys blog that said he walked The X-Files in 6 months, meaning he walked on his treadmil watching each episode of the series' 9 seasons and the first movie.  That's what gave me the idea to attempt it :)

I am what you might call a dvd series junky.  I own the entire series of The X-Files(9), Buffy(7), Angel(5), Gilmore Girls(7), Stargate SG-1(10), Stargate Atlanits(4 so far), and believe me when I say MANY more.  I admit I have a problem but thats not the issue at hand.  So, after reading that this guy was able to walk The X-Files I realized that I could do that.  That would give me an excuse to watch all my shows and get in shape.  The only thing I needed was a machine small enough to fit in the living room... Problem!!

I ruled out treadmil (way to big and expensive) so I set my focus on ellipticals.  They aren't as big as treadmils but I didn't really find one that I liked and I didn't want to take up all the floor space and I was about to give up on that when I came across the Inmotion e1000 elliptical which is great and soundless!!!

I figured I would keep you up to date on my progress, assuming that I keep with it but maybe this will give me more incentive.  So today was the first day I tried it and I was happy with my stamina, I had it on the lowest tension but I did lasted the entire length of the show and probably could have gone for another hour but I didn't want to over do it my first day.

Start Date: 9/05/08
Start Weight: 135
Count: 2500 (motions)
Time: 47:24
Calories: 350
Distance: The read out doesn't work right but I figured it out mathematically(go me!!) 4.7 miles
Current Mood: energeticenergetic
Lisalisajoan37 on September 6th, 2008 02:39 pm (UTC)
Woo-hoo Jennie!!! I'm excited for you. 9.3 miles - WOW! I don't think I've EVER done 9.3 miles in a single work out. That's awesome!

Your treadmill is so cool. I've never seen one of those before.

I have other friends on lj who blog about their adventures in fitness and it's encouraging for me to read them from time to time. My friends Amber, Teeny, and Jennie lock their journals, otherwise I'd tell you to read up for more inspiration!

I'll definitely send you comments of encouragement. It's always nice to have someone cheering you on when it comes to health. I'll send you a message with different tips that I've discovered along the way!!! :)
Theresauhsir on September 7th, 2008 02:53 am (UTC)
ooOOoo! What a fantastic idea!

I have an elliptical!

Your first day; 47 minutes and 9 miles??? *dies* I'm passing out at 3 miles and it takes me 30 minutes to get there!

*looks at dvds*

I got Stargate SG-1, Quantum Leap, Star Trek Enterprise, Boston Legal and oodles of mooooovees!

Okay, I'll start out slow and work my way up. I can do it.

*hugs you*

Keep it up! I wanna play too!
Jenniebudongchow on September 7th, 2008 10:31 am (UTC)
Thats awesome, I'm glad others what to play along... as for the distance I'm not exactly sure the elliptical is measuring it correctly, that just seems really far :)
Jenniebudongchow on September 7th, 2008 02:33 pm (UTC)
Mile readout not working
I figured out the miles I'm going mathematically. The readout doesn't work so this is the actual distance. 4.7 miles Still better then I expected for my first time :)