Friday, October 10, 2008
Hard Work Pays Off!
I'm not one to engage in any political debate, with anybody. So my blog entry today will be strictly about water bottles instead. Hopefully a nice change for some of you :-)
Fitlinxx is a system that the YMCA uses to track all physical activity. Members of the Y sign up for an account and can log their progress each time they work out; whether it be a yoga class, kickboxing class, a long run outdoors, roller blading, lifting weights, swimming....you get the idea.
Our YMCA has award levels for their fitlinxx members. (for more info go to: http://www.fitlinxx.com/brand/about_fitlinxx.htm) I've been dilligently recording my cardio mileage, calories and time. I have done a few groups classes (yoga, kickboxing and sets and reps) which I have tracked, but I haven't really recorded my weight lifting. I use free weights and it's such a process to go through all the exercises listed in their program just to record the movements I do. So instead I just focused on recording my cardio. In June I reached the first level: 15, 000 points. Little did I know there was no reward for that level. Total bummer.
Then yesterday as I was logging my 2 mile run, my fitlinxx screen started flashing at me and announced I made the 30, 000 level! My reward? This water bottle! Not a huge deal, but SOMETHING at least! So this is my reward......
I'm shooting for a T-shirt. Wish me luck!