Redefining Lisa One Step at a Time

My journey to health and happiness

Elliptical Success February 4, 2014

So, a few weeks ago I posted about a problem with the elliptical machine.  At that time, I could only do a few minutes without excruciating pain in my quads.  I thought (notice I said thought) that the problem was with the machine.  I my friends on here, and also spoke to  a co-worker who is also a personal trainer for suggestions and help. One question he asked me is if I was properly warming up my muscles prior to beginning the elliptical machine?   I was not.

So the next day at the gym, I did about 15 minutes of cardio on the treadmill before trying the elliptical.  It worked.  I was able to move to ten minutes.  Nothing earth shattering, but improvement.

Then last week, after pushing myself…minute by minute…day by day….this is what I had to show for it:

Elliptical Success!!

Yes folks, that is 30 minutes of sheer elliptical madness you are seeing there!  4.46 miles!  Now we are only on level 1 mind you, but remember, back here “Elliptical Issues“, less than a month ago…I couldn’t even do 5 minutes!

So, what does this mean?

1.  I am stronger than I think.

2.  I can do anything when I put my mind to it.

3.  Baby steps work.

4.  The elliptical is hard!!

5.  This has been a huge source of motivation to me, and I am proud of myself.


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