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.