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Not ready for prime time!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Day 231...and I got a good lesson in humility. I was doing the elliptical earlier this week and getting what seemed like a healthy workout when I noticed that the "Calories" counter on my machine was displaying way fewer calories than the machine of the person next to me. Now don't get me wrong---I don't believe those counters accurately measure energy expended during a workout, but still.... Hmmm, I thought. Maybe I'm not challenging myself with a high enough level?
So, today when I got on the treadmill for a warm-up before pilates class, instead of my usual Level 2 or 3, with occasional excursions into Level 4 or 5, I decided to crank that baby up to Level 10 and see how that felt. Woo hoo! I could keep up for, oh, a minute! Then I was pushing the SLOW DOWN button. First, I lowered the speed; then I lowered the incline; and then I desperately lowered the level. Not willing to give in entirely, I stayed at Level 4 and actually ran for a few minutes, something I rarely do. So, it was a good workout and a good lesson. I'm not yet ready for prime time!
Still, plugging away day by day IS working. I'm getting stronger and healthier, and I'm very grateful for that!
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    You are stronger than you think ~ you are doing AWESOME, my friend! emoticon
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    It's good to test yourself! Way to go on the minute at a 10...that's pretty awesome :)
    3584 days ago
    you'll get there no need to rush and end up hurting yourself, like you've told me before... baby steps :) and I'm so proud of you for taking on level 10 and sticking it out for as long as you did, woo hoo!
    3585 days ago
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