Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The elliptical is not my favorite piece of equipment. The first time I used it last fall I could only do 3 minutes. 3 minutes of moving my 300 pound body up and down was way more brutal than the recumbent bike. Sweat drenching, red in the face, B-r-u-t-a-l......I am a bit of an exercise wimp I know.... ;)
I found myself sick for all of Dec and the first week of January. Horrible lung infection. I became sedentary and am still getting my stamina back. I have been slowly increasing my times and my resistance on all my cardio activities the last few weeks. And today I was able to do a full 15 on the Elliptical. At a higher resistance than ever. I was really proud of myself...the last 3 minutes I wanted to give up....
After that I rode 3 miles on the recumbent. I was able to reach a new goal for resistance there too. Although I didn't make it my full time.