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:
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.