Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Hello all. I guess this is turning into my diary of how not to do it LOL ... not funny, I know, but it is. I am normally a borderline overachiever ... but weight just isn't my forte, like math, I guess.
Anyway... I had been whining at home that I can never make it to the gym, because of things coming up, other obligations, whatever excuse was the excuse of the day.
So hubby told me to order a machine for at home that fits in the kitchen (cannot be ignored, and I have a huge kitchen) ... so I chose an elliptical. It's simple, counts distance, time and calories as well as heart rate. And I have committed to using it every day.
When I started out, my lungs exploded after .3 mile... and it took me 12 minutes to get there.
Today I feel a little accomplished, because after about a month I am up to .5 miles at 10.37 minutes. I figured I concentrate on the distance, instead of the time even though my husband says if I keep going faster like I do and exercise the same amount of time every day, I will go further and further - but I don't have the endurance to go further. Mye lungs are just tearing me apart and really command the time I spend exercising. Apparently the asthma level has been high lately, someone told m, so that explains part of it.
Anyway, I am working out daily ... and if nothing else, I get in a better shape slowly (sloooowwwwwleeeeee) but still. I have to figure out where to start, right?? After 5 years on Spark, I have not lost any weight... Isn't that sad???
But I am still (a) round ... still have not given up ... still starting over. I'll get it one of these times, I hope.