100 lb. Club - coming out of the lurker closet.
05-22-2008, 02:30 PM
hello! i have been reading for about a month and love the energy and support here. i am not sure i have much to contribute but i agree with much of what i read so i guess there is that! i really came out of the closet so i can get a TICKER! I crave positive reinforcement and visual is one of the best for me.;)
i did have a major accomplishment yesterday. i have been walking on the treadmill everyday for 30 days for about 45 min to an hour at 3.5 mph. i do this at work (we have workout room) and there is only one treadmill. usually i am totally alone in there but sometimes there is someone else waiting to use it. this is uncomfortable for me cause i feel i should cut my workout short and dont want to. there are 2 ellipticals tho. i tried one early on and it was just TOO difficult. turns out the is a big (really big) button labeled resistance. silly me!:D
so yesterday i decided i was going to conquer the elliptical! i knew i couldnt do the 50-60 min that i can on the treadmill but i was going to do the best i could.
I DID IT! :carrot:
two 15 min bouts at the lowest resistance and then 5 more min at which point i thought i was going to puke. then did 15 min more on treadmill.
i am so freaking proud of myself!! :D
will do the same tomorrow!
nice to meet everyone!!
05-22-2008, 02:37 PM
Welcome aboard, and congrats on your NSV!
05-22-2008, 02:39 PM
.... at which point i thought i was going to puke.
:rofl: that was a very realistic description of a point where I have been also :D
but more importantly CONGRATULATIONS :carrot: and now you know you have the choice of the treadmill or the elliptical! And hopefully no one pressures you on YOUR time for exercising. I would do something like stick a paper on the door before I started - "Holly on treadmill from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm" to sort of stake out your time.
I found that when i added using the elliptical to my routine, it really, really sped things up, with the cardio workout and leg muscle work.
Big congrats again! Yay! You SHOULD be proud!
05-22-2008, 02:44 PM
Woo Hoo! Good for you! Isn't wonderful when we can push ourselves and our bodies and exceed our expectations? Keep up the great work.
05-22-2008, 02:46 PM
Welcome and congrats on the exercise!
05-22-2008, 02:52 PM
heh heh heh ... I feel your pain. I bought a rowing machine, one of your cheaper ones, but still high dollar for my budget, and I thought, "I'll just start off slowly, with 15 minutes before work in the mornings and then gradually increase." BWA HA HA HA .... First time??? 3 minutes 20 seconds. AND, I had to stop and catch my breath!! I'm a week into my diet and I'm up to ..... wait for it ...... 6 minutes and 30 seconds. So TWO fifteen minute sessions, a five minute session AND THE TREADMILL!!! You so totally rock!! I think I actually WOULD have puked. Congrats on beating that darn elliptical into submission. By the end of May I might be at like ... heck, I don't know eight whole minutes or something. :-) Rowing machine, I OWN YOU!
05-22-2008, 02:59 PM
welcome Sherri!!! great to have you here and i love your first post! get posting away and you can have that ticker, i looked at your stats and congratulations so far you are doing so well!!
05-22-2008, 03:09 PM
I think you did fantastic!! The first time I got on the eliptical was 3 months ago...I thought I could do it, I ended up doing less than a minute and decided it wasn't for me. I was determined, so the next day I did 5 minutes and have slowly pushed my self up since then. Now I do anywhere from 40min-1hour--5 days a week. I have also built up the resistance and incline since then and I am still working on that. I love it now, but I still have to push myself to increase me level.
05-22-2008, 03:21 PM
Welcome to 3FC and the 100lb club.
SO glad you've come out of lurkdom. Jump right in.
Fantastic news about the treadmill. :)
05-22-2008, 03:31 PM
I am impressed with your going into the gym at work! I haven't really gotten up the courage to do that on a regular basis. I try it from time to time, but then just feel fat compared to everyone else and stop going.
Welcome! And how do you make yourself go?
05-22-2008, 03:52 PM
thanks for the welcome.
and i will conquer that puny elliptical!
one day..............i will be able to do a hour at incline 10 and resistance 10.
of course, i WILL puke after and then will have to see if i can do it the next time too.
05-22-2008, 03:56 PM
Congrats on the elliptical, but I am so impressed that you are exercising so regularly and so long! That is fantastic!
05-22-2008, 05:58 PM
Sherri, Welcome! I am glad that you decided to delurk. Congratulations on the elliptical. I am way impressed by your workouts. I aspire to get on a regular workout routine. You are doing great. I hope to see more of you around. You could be the motivation that I have been needing to start working out more.
05-22-2008, 06:23 PM
:welcome2: You've found a great place. I've attempted the elliptical twice and I'm still not very fond of it. i plan on giving it a go a couple more times before I fully decide it's not for me :D
05-23-2008, 01:37 AM
:welcome2: Sherri! And, congrats on conquering the eliptical!