If I told you that I went to the 24 Hour Fitness in Hermosa Beach on Saturday afternoon and their lights were out, making it difficult to exercise, would you believe me?Â Or does it sound like the schoolboy’s excuse ofÂ “my dog ate my homework.”
Well, their lights were out — honestly — and I was about to leave, when I asked myself:
“What would Billy Blanks, world-renowned fitness expert and creator of Tae Bo, do?”
I realized that I must exercise, no matter what the obstacles!Â
So, I exercised in the dark (well, since it wasÂ afternoon, there was plenty of light from the windows, but I wanted to paint the scene as dramatic as possible for you).
I tried the elliptical machines, but after I felt like I was going to drop dead, I went back to the treadmill.Â I’m still exploring the weight machines.Â I think I like using dumbbells more than these machines.Â It’s simpler and I’m less apt to overcompensate with my stronger arm.Â Â
It’s still pretty hard for me to go 2X a week, but the peer pressure is helping.Â I procrastinated as usual, not finishing myÂ timeÂ until Sunday night.
But I did accomplish my two hours for week two!
Anyone need to humiliate themselves here?