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Steppin' Up

Friday, March 21, 2014

This darn stair stepper is going to be the death of me. It was the most affordable, space-saving option for home equipment I could find, and I was SO excited about it. Then, when I got it - I remembered how much I hate them!

At first, it kind of got me down. I pushed myself for a WHOLE two minutes, and my heart was racing faster than any workout I've had before. So much for the plan to pop a show on and go to town!

Today, I'm seeing progress with it though. I still can't last very long, but I've found I do alright if I go for a minute, then rest. Or a minute, then stretch. A minute, do some arm exercises. I mean, it gets my heart rate up, so that's good - right? Managed to do 10 minutes with this interval type routine. For now, I'm ok with that. It's better than the nothing I usually do when I'm stuck at home.

Logically, I know it will get better, and that's what's keeping me positive. Steps. Right now it's only a minute at a time. I'll work up to 2, 3, 5. I know I can do this. Monday when the kids are at school, I can return to the gym - to the comfort of the elliptical.

This is kind of rambly. Sorry all! Just have such mixed emotions with this machine.
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    emoticon I dread the stair stepper. Feel good about the fact that your still doing. Lots of people would give up.

    2485 days ago
    Not rambly at all! You are sharing what's going on in your life. It's interesting and motivating and honest. You are right the more you do it, you'll be able to slowly up the minutes. I'll be praying about your mommiehood and your schooling. That's quite a full schedule!

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    2493 days ago
    Good for you! You have a plan, & you are 'workin' it!

    2496 days ago
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    Hey, the great thing about a stepper is that you burn WAY more calories in a lot less time!
    2498 days ago
    I hate exercise, but it is a necessary evil that really works every time you work it. Keep focused for success. You can do it too. Go for it.
    2498 days ago
    Not rambly at all - Stair Steppers are hard.

    I have a mini trampoline and it is all I can do to bounce for 5 minutes straight - but that is 5 more minutes than if I hadn't tried at all.

    One step at a time will see you to your goal.
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    2498 days ago
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    they can be challenging, bur rewarding, don't give up
    2498 days ago
    A stair stepper can be tough. Don't beat yourself up about not being able to do a lot at one time. You are on it doing what you can, dedicating yourself to making it work! That's excellent!

    Your time will go up. Your stamina will increase. You can also incorporate other activities into your routine to mix it up.

    Definitely don't be discouraged. Keep being dedicated and creative. You'll find all sorts of ways to make it work!
    2498 days ago
    You can do it!
    2498 days ago
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