Wednesday, April 23, 2008
I had joined a gym a few days before I found SP, which was just over one month ago. On most weeks, I have been getting to the gym 4 days a week (Mon-Thurs.) Up to this point I have only been using the treadmill. I figured that walking was all I was coordinated enough to do. I saw the ellipticals, but was so intimidated by them - I was afraid I'd fall off & get tangled up in them! Well, today I decided it was time for me to give them a shot. What a difference! I was up to 4 miles in an hour on the treadmill - not jogging but a very fast walk - which left me with a warm glow. The elliptical today, though UGH! After 15 minutes, I was thinking how can I keep this up? I did end up making it 45 minutes - and with out falling or getting tangled up or anything! (But I did have to stop when I wanted to take a drink from my water bottle - I was afraid if I let my hands go while my legs were still moving, I'd completely lose it!)
Oh, and "warm glow" doesn't exactly describe my the elliptical workout. Maybe stinky, drippy, & beet red would be more accurate.