After this morning I don’t really care what the scale says tomorrow….
I’m THAT excited!!!
Because I decided to try the elliptical machine at a gym today and I was able to do 30 minutes at a steady, somewhat slow…. JOG !!!! And I only paused about 3 or 4 times for less than 60 seconds. I would tell myself, “No, keep going.”
I stuck to the pace of the beat of my music.
It wasn’t until about 25 minutes that my side started to hurt and the last 2 minutes were the closest I came to feeling like it was killing me. I tried this machine last spring, 20 pounds heavier and out of shape and I had to make myself stay on for 15 minutes with breaks every few minutes to go slow and I was dying then.
Not today!!
You have no idea what this workout has done to pump me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My legs were a little jiggly at the end of the workout, so I walked on the treadmill slowly for a 5-minute cool down before stretching. I was just trying to act cool and not fall over. LOL!!!
I’ll write more about this little gym later, but when I asked the lady at the counter if she could show me how to use the machines again she agreed. As we were walking back into the gym she comments, “I noticed you were getting a good workout on that machine.”
YES!!!!!!! An hour later I’m still flying high off how good it felt to be able to stick it out for 35 (I minutes (I did a 5-minute warmup walk on itl) on the elliptical!!!
Okay, I have to get showered and get on with my day. I’ll write more later, but I couldn’t get on with my day until I shared this great accomplishment with all of you.
p.s. Oh, and I even felt a drip of sweat go down my forehead and off my nose … now THAT’S a workout!!!
p.p.s. I was so excited my MIL was laughing at me later after I got home and practically hugged her!!!

About Leah@MyNewEnding

I'm a 44-year-old wife and mother who begins her day with God and coffee. When my youngest of 3 kids started college I went from a SAHM to a full-time job. I love being an attendance secretary. A lot has gone on since I started this blog in 2009, but one thing remains the same: I will not give up on my health. Join me as I share what that means for the season of life I'm in.
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7 Responses to I AM SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!

  1. That is a workout! Great job. Those machines are tough! Congratulations Leah.


  2. MissyM says:

    Yeah for you Leah!! I'm smiling just thinking about how happy you are!! {{{Leah}}} that is a hug!!


  3. Larkspur says:

    Wow! I definitely do more of a walk than a jog on my ET. Gratz!


  4. I hate to sweat, but not when i'm trying to…lol.

    Your enthusiasim is contagious!


  5. Lori says:

    Woo Hoo! You're kicking butt now!


  6. Yay for you! That's always a really good feeling. How long is the MIL staying again? I hope you make it through it! 🙂


  7. Sandra says:

    Way to go Leah! I find the elliptical a hard machine to tackle and can easily get tired out. I may have started to Learn to Run, walk lots on my treadmill but there is something about that elliptical that hits different muscles in my legs that just about knocks me over when I use it.


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