Tuesday, April 26, 2011
When I got my elliptical machine a few weeks ago it just about wiped me out to go 5 minutes at a slow pace. Earlier this week a friend suggested I play "mental games" with the digital display to get more workout time.
She said if you reach say your stride goal - look at the time and mileage and pick one of those two and press on until you reach the next "1/10 of a mile or minute". I started doing this. I would get to say 10 minutes and I would push on to even out the 1/10ths of a mile then to get to the next 25 on stride count and then to the next full minute.
Today, less than a week since she suggested I do that I finally pushed through the barrier. I do plan to get back on the elliptical yet again tonight but so far I have a whopping:
.95 of a mile
Thank you Mel for the giving me another "tool" to push my fitness through a barrier!
IF this 55 year old, 267 lb, double knee implant woman can do it - you can too!