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Elliptically speaking

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.

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FRECKALYMC 1/26/2012 2:35PM

    You GO Lady! :) I have an elliptical machine myself and it's been a life saver! (NO weather excuses...and it's RIGHT THERE.) I started out slowly 10 minutes 3 times a week. Your stamina WILL build. WOOT!


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BILLALEX70 1/26/2012 4:31AM

    Great you got a new "appliance" for the kitchen!

Keep sticking to it and you'll find tge finish line.

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BE-THE-CHANGE 1/25/2012 10:11PM

    I just love that your elliptical is in the kitchen!

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    Liz! I am SO PROUD of you! I'm so glad you haven't given up! Slowly is where it's AT, baby, as they say! Losing it slowly is the BEST way because it's the way to keep it off! Just breathe deeply and know that it is going to take TIME. Heck, putting one foot in front of the other is easy, so just focus on that instead of the whole mountain! emoticon emoticon

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