Tuesday, October 11, 2011


When Tim and I moved into our new place in April, I noticed that we were now across the street from a park district gym. Last week I finally went in there to see if they had open gym hours and what I needed to do to join. I was very surprised that it cost me only $10 for an entire year since I live in the community. The hours are a little weird and the gym is small, but I can't complain. It has several ellipticals and treadmills (among other things) which is all I need. 
So today after work, I came home and did my treatments right away like I always do. Afterwards, I went straight to the gym and worked out for 35 minutes. I was very proud of myself for finally going. I really hope that I can keep this up just like I have with being compliant with my treatments. Right now, my goal is to twice a week, for at least 30 minutes for a few weeks, and then I will step it up if I can keep that up. It felt good to push myself today. It really felt good to be able to work for that long and still be able to breathe deep - no coughing fits or anything! I really hope to keep this up because I know it's good for me. Today I totaled about 2 miles in about 30 minutes, so I'm hoping to increase my mileage in that amount of time eventually. I added a 'goals' page to my blog this morning and one of them is to complete a 5k (not walking). I'm going to try to keep that in my mind as motivation to keep going to the gym. I'm also hoping that eventually after going to the gym for a while, it'll increase my PFTs, too. 

1 comment:

  1. Awesome Colleen!! Keep up the good work! I know how hard it can be when you're so exhausted from work. I hope this helps to make you start feeling better. I'm going to look over your goals now :)