Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Somewhat disappointing

So, I have been SOOOOO proud that I made it to 10 minutes on the machine of death! I told everyone standing within 5 feet of me . . . which makes today's discovery all that much more disappointing.

We had freezing rain today, so I wasn't prepared to walk the dogs. Not worth hurting myself, and Grace self-entertains well even when she hasn't had exercise. So I got on the elliptical. When I turned the little monitor on, I saw that it was holding on to my information from Monday. Which means that had I not noticed, I'd have gotten on and thought I'd done 15 minutes! On Monday, I really only did 5 minutes . . . which I guess is why it seemed so easy. Not so easy tonight - I re-set the counter, and worked as hard as I could. I make it to 6 minutes and 45 seconds.

A small setback, but I am not willing to give up just yet. Every time I consider it, I grab my tummy and think "goodbye flab, fare thee well!"


Visichy said...

Oh No! How frustrating for you. I know you'll be back up to 10 minutes in no time :)

Weeza said...

Lol, you're so funny. :-)

Suggestion: Make mp3 playlists that last about 10 mins. The music will help distract you from the pain, and you'll know when to stop (without looking at the clock once!).

Kelly said...

I actually work out in front of the TV, so usually that distracts me. I go as long as I can before I can't breathe and my legs feel like jello.

Sabrito said...

I can totally sympathize with you Kelly. I don't think I have ever made it longer than about 15 mins on a "machine of death" without thinking I might have my legs fall off. Good luck and keep it up it will be well worth it! :)