Wednesday, January 7, 2009

There's no puke on my treadmill...

I guess I am not workin' it hard enough. Last night I watched in disbelief as one contestant on the Biggest Loser vomited while running on the treadmill and kept right on going. I am a nurse, so I am used to people "giving it back" so to speak....but usually they stop, find a bucket or something, and give themselves a moment to get it all out.

I have NEVER worked out so hard that I felt like throwing up. Granted, I have gone on long walks, uphill hikes, and such, where I felt just spent afterwards. Shaky legs, weary to the bone. But I have not been pushed so hard that I can't keep my food down.

Honestly, I don't think I want to be pushed that hard. I want to do a reasonable amount of exercise, every day, to be healthy. I want to be able to maintain that amount of exercise every day for as long as I can move. I someday want to be one of "those" people who say that they LOVE exercise. (That day can't come too soon, as far as I am concerned.)

So I will be on the treadmill tonight. My nice clean, non-vomited-upon treadmill. And I will walk for my team....Team Angie! And I will walk for myself! Team Shrinking Sue! But Iwon't be spewing forth for Jillian. Not tonight.


  1. Go Team Angie!
    God luck this week!

  2. Go Team Angie!!
    Last night I kept thinking...I will never exercise that hard. I hate working out, so I will not push myself in order to puke on the treadmill while continueing to walk?! LOL
    Looking forward to following your progress.

  3. I was thinking the same thing while watching last night. I have even spent 8 hours solid rowing a boat and never puked. I think I read somewhere that puking from heavy exercise happens because of serious muscle shredding and it is something body builders try to achieve in a work out. I think I will pass !


  4. My trainer used to push me really hard to point where I would get nauseous. I HATED it...probably why I stopped going. I told them when I started that if I didn't enjoy what I was doing there was no way I would stick to it and that went in one ear and out the other.

    I'm making the rounds and say hi!
    Woot! GO TEAM ANGIE!!!


  5. My trainer used to push me that hard - without all that awful yelling. I actually did throw up once, but made it to the washroom to do it. In an odd way - it made me proud.

  6. There's no puke on my treadmill either, and personally I don't feel bad about that!