Workouts started today for the Biggest Winner competition! I was actually pretty excited to workout since BYU-I just got a bigger gym. Before, you practically had to wait in line to get on a treadmill or an elliptical but now there are TONS! It might have had something to do with today being a holiday though...
The program is set up so that if you workout on your own you earn 3 points, but if you work out as a group you earn 6 points. So there is incentive to workout together. That being said, I was a little shocked when only half of my group showed up today. I hope that is not a sign of things to come! Our trainer, Jacob, had us focus on cardio today. I think he just wanted to see where we all were at so he encouraged us to form a baseline for our workouts. He wanted us to see how much we could do today on the elliptical or bike and use that as our minimum from now on. I did a little over an hour on the elliptical and then 15 minutes on a stair machine.
I really do love working out. What I hate is getting myself to go to the gym, once I am there it is not so bad and when its over I feel like a rock star. Even the horrible mirrors in the locker room that make me look like I just gained 20 pounds couldn't get me down today! If nothing else, this program will be a good thing for me because it will help me get to the gym. I have a set time to go everyday and I will let people down if I don't show. But don't worry, I am sure I will still complain like crazy right before I have to go :)
On a side note, the gym has wireless internet which is awesome because I can watch Netflix on my ipod touch while I work out!! I was so into my show that I hardly noticed the time going by! Also, I can listen to pandora!