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Free trial at the gym today

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Well I went for my free trial at Anytime Fitness today! Wow do I have a long way to go! But the main thing is to start, right? I can only improve from here! After looking all around, they asked if I would like to workout, sure no problem! Wrong! I had never been on an elliptical machine, looked easy enough.....I lasted 5 minutes!!! emoticon heart rate was in the 150's and my legs were like jello when I was done! I go to work tonight but am going back on Monday to join up and meet with a trainer!

Will keep updating how it is going!


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LYNNIERN 6/8/2013 7:40PM

    Good for you! My challenge is the elliptical machine right now also. I have to do intervals of one minute fast and then back off, but I'm just going to slowly keep pushing until I can do it an hour. We can both do this!!


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LJCANNON 6/7/2013 1:09AM

    emoticon I am a member at Anytime Fitness, too!! (My Curves closed in December).
emoticon I only lasted on the Elliptical for 2 Minutes my First Time on the Elliptical. Now it is My Favorite Machine!! I have to limit my time on it because it has started bothering my hip. But I DO Love it!!

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PRINCHESSA 6/6/2013 11:51PM

    What Fit4Me said ;) Gotta have distraction. Watching the numbers tick by gets really boring! I read, along with headphones on!

My first elliptical experience lasted all of 1.5 mins. Next day, I went 20mins. Next day, as I really got the hang of controlling the movements... I went a full 60 mins! Well, that and had 2 veteran elliptical users beside me, and we gabbed the entire time.

Now, I get on... our Y has free wifi... and I have bluetooth headphones. I use my droid tablet balanced where a book would go... to read a kindle book while listening to my SiriusXM stations ;) Find when a song I really love comes up, even tho' I don't really notice so much, my pace and heart rate go into overdrive!

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FIT4MEIN2013 6/6/2013 10:35PM

    My 1 month free trial at the Y has turned into 11 months so far. My first go on the elliptical was rough; I had to push to get that 5 minutes in. I have/can do 1 hour plus now, but only if I have a book.

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NELLIEC 6/6/2013 6:58PM

    I have never been on an elliptical machine. However, my pastor had problems with it, but his doctor said that is because he is male and the machine is easier on women. Evidently men's hips are such that the elliptical puts stress on their knees. I guess it has to do with the direction the leg bones go.

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LESLIE_2B_LESS 6/6/2013 4:29PM

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Great job! First step is the hardest - and you've done that!

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