Mini-Goals - My Victory at the Gym!!




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tiniree
01-27-2010, 08:46 PM
My husband & I started working out at the gym 3 days/week just a little over 7 mos ago. He's been great at getting me to go when I just didn't feel like it. Some days I didn't work out my hardest, but I went!

The machine I HATED :eek: from day one was the elliptical. On the first day I couldn't finish 1 full minute at level 0 (no incline)! I always avoided it & used the treadmill. One day I learned the elliptical can actually burn more calories. Hmm, maybe I would give it another try. So gradually I started using it.

Well, tonight I hit a personal goal I have been trying to achieve.......45 minutes at level 1 & 2!!! I burned 413 calories!

I was so excited that when the calorie monitor hit 400 I startled the woman next to me because I threw up my arms and yelled "YESSS!" :yay:

Thanks for letting me share this with you!!

Marie


loquaciousjogger
01-27-2010, 09:02 PM
I know that feeling well... Congrats! keep going!

LovebirdsFlying
01-27-2010, 09:06 PM
I haven't even *tried* the elliptical yet. I think I'll be ready for that when I can go 45 minutes on the bike. Treadmills are too hard on my back.


effie12
01-27-2010, 09:07 PM
That is really great!!!!!!

The elliptical is my personal demon of choice, and boy can I feel the burn, it really is crazy how we can go from barely being able to do a minute to 45 or more. Keep up the fabulous work!

luckymommy
01-27-2010, 11:40 PM
Congrats! That is a great NSV! I cracked up thinking about you scaring the lady next to you! ;)

yossarianlives
01-28-2010, 05:52 AM
I'm still terrified of the elliptical... so congrats to you! :D

tiniree
01-28-2010, 08:51 AM
Thanks! Still feeling really proud this morning just thinking about it :D A note to those who may have bad/sore knees and backs: My husbands knees and my low back always feel sore after walking on the treadmill, whether we have it set at an incline or not.

But we've both noticed that with the elliptical, they gradually stopped hurting! Just start at 0, or no incline and the easiest setting to start.

Marie

LovebirdsFlying
01-28-2010, 03:20 PM
Thanks! Still feeling really proud this morning just thinking about it :D A note to those who may have bad/sore knees and backs: My husbands knees and my low back always feel sore after walking on the treadmill, whether we have it set at an incline or not.

But we've both noticed that with the elliptical, they gradually stopped hurting! Just start at 0, or no incline and the easiest setting to start.

Marie

Thanks for that info. When I can easily do 45 minutes on the bike, I'll try an elliptical.

Firecracker777
01-28-2010, 03:25 PM
thats awesome!!!! congrats! I usually do the elliptical and I cant believe how hard it is! lol i was only doing 20 mins and now im up to 30

tiniree
01-28-2010, 05:35 PM
Good for You!!!! I talked with several women at work today and they all agree that its the elliptical that seems to be the nemesis for almost everyone!

owlmonkey
01-28-2010, 06:41 PM
The elliptical has always been my gym favorite. I can't stand the treadmill & bikes never feel like a workout for me.
Congrats on trying something new & mastering it!

yossarianlives
01-29-2010, 07:22 AM
Your post, and this thread, has persuaded me to try the elliptical! :D At the gym today I did 20min on the bike, and then 25min on the elliptical! I'm soo happy with myself!

It's awkward at first getting into the motion, but 200cals in 20mins! I am sooo excited about going to the gym again!

So THANK YOU for inspiring me! :D

tiniree
01-29-2010, 05:18 PM
25 minutes for the first time!!! That is WONDERFUL! Keep up the good work and congrats. Now I'm happy I could inspire someone :D

Going to the gym tonight and will once again be on the elliptical. Got a weigh-in tomorrow and am nervous as I feel like my weight loss may have stalled this week :dizzy:

Marie

LovebirdsFlying
01-29-2010, 11:23 PM
Still waiting to master 45 minutes on the bike--but today I did 30 minutes, *before* the cooldown. So I'm getting closer.

KateWLB
01-31-2010, 10:30 AM
Great , I always want to try but I'm just can't still afraid ;) and love good old bike ;)

yossarianlives
02-02-2010, 08:38 AM
Today, 40min on elliptical and then a brisk walk on treadmill! :D

If you're scared to do the elliptical, don't be! It is an amazing workout, and is actually surprisingly easy to use. Once you pluck up the courage, you'll never go back. :D

tiniree
02-02-2010, 09:50 AM
Good for you! That's how I feel about the elliptical. It's kind of addicting once you start because its such a great workout.

Marie

JeanaNYC
02-03-2010, 02:14 PM
Great inspiration! Congrats!

Tamara
02-03-2010, 02:57 PM
Congratulayions! The elliptical is not easy, but you did it.

brideinabikini
02-03-2010, 04:39 PM
That is exciting! I have had moments like that too! Good luck and keep up the hard work!

wynnegirl10010
02-06-2010, 02:43 AM
Yay!

Lil Judy
02-06-2010, 08:20 AM
Congratulations on your commitment and following through at the gym!

The elliptical is my fav now, too, because it does burn so many calories and I can watch the TV monitor easily while I burn them!

Judy