Monday, January 17, 2011

Biggest Winner: Day 1

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!


  1. Gooo Lindsay! That's AWEsome!
    Is Nienie really your friend? Just asking, since I see her under me....
    Anyway, I think that's the bomb you can watch netflix and workout. I might do night workouts if that was an option. :)

  2. Ok, ok so Nienie isn't technically my friend.. and has so idea that I even exist.. but I religiously read her blog. Does that count?