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Old 05-18-2009, 01:17 PM   #1
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So today was my first day of working out at the Y .. i couldn't wait to get there and get on the elliptical and just go .. but that was cut short .. like 2 mins short .. that's all i could last my legs were killing me .. i think i started out to fast and exhausted myself to quickly .. i know in time it will get better and I'll be like my friend that i went w/ and be able to do 15 mins like its nothing .. lol i also did the nautilus machines those are my favorite i love working my arms
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Old 05-18-2009, 01:20 PM   #2
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Ellipticals can be very difficult at first. Only means there is room for improvement Keep at it.
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Old 05-18-2009, 01:35 PM   #3
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Good for you to go to the Y! You will be gettin' into the groove on those machines in no time. Let us know how it's going.
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Old 05-18-2009, 01:53 PM   #4
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Hey, at least being out of shape isn't permanent! You'll see a huge fitness transformation within the month, and we ALL had to start SOMEWHERES. It isn't where you start, but where you aim to go that counts...
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Old 05-18-2009, 03:21 PM   #5
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Keep it up- first time I ran on a treadmill after less than 5 minutes I was dead. Now I can do at least half an hour at a time
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Old 05-18-2009, 04:03 PM   #6
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Oh gosh. You sound like I did when I first started at my gym back in March. I used to love the elliptical, so that was my first choice. I made it 4 minutes and then died. Now I can go 25 minutes. Actually, I think I could go longer, but I like getting my weights in too.

So, you'll get there soon! I know! Congratulations on getting out there and doing it!
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Old 05-18-2009, 04:28 PM   #7
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Don't worry about it, it was your first time on the elliptical, you'll work your way up to more time!! I just incorporated the treadmill into my workout about 2 1/2 weeks ago and could not run for more than 2 minutes at a time...today I ran for 10 minutes straight NO PROBLEM at all! I could not believe how much progress I made in such a short time. The elliptical can be really challenging but try starting out on the lowest resistance and go as slow as you want!

Best of luck, keep us updated on your elliptical progress!
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Old 05-18-2009, 06:14 PM   #8
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I'm proud of you that you went and I know it will get easier for you as time goes on
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Old 05-18-2009, 06:23 PM   #9
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It takes time - I only restarted exercising April 26 on my treadmill - I barely made it 15 minutes before I gave up that first day - Now I can comfortably go an hour! For me it's all about getting past that burning "I'm gonna die" feeling and then I get in my groove. Just keep going back at it. You will be surprised at how quickly all those machines become easy. I find it really helps to have distractions - I have my ipod and tv going at the same time & up pretty high!

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Old 05-18-2009, 06:24 PM   #10
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For me it's all about getting past that burning "I'm gonna die" feeling and then I get in my groove. Just keep going back at it.

This is a great point.
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Old 05-18-2009, 07:40 PM   #11
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i hate the feeling like your gonna die .. lol and i know when i got off that thing i was walking funny i could just tell .. lol i was dying of laughter inside and im sure anyone that was around was probably laughing as well .. my legs felt like that first time you had s#x feeling .. lmao!! sorry but that was the first thought that popped into my head when i started to walk ..
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Old 05-18-2009, 08:42 PM   #12
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Ellipticals are tough at first!! My first few times were under 5 minutes. It gets easier and feels great!
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