I lucked out today and hopped on the treadmill right as Jeopardy was starting. And it was an episode that made me feel smart! So rare! That kept me entertained during my sloooow walk. Seriously slow.
I hopped on an elliptical after that, but again, still had the problem where I went too slow and it kept thinking I was pausing. I'll keep trying ellipticals- there's like 5 different types/brands in there. Was only on the elliptical a few minutes.
Hopped off the elliptical and headed to a recumbent bike to do the rest. I learned I don't like the bike. My legs/feet get numb for some reason. It's boring. Maybe it will grow on me. Hubs has a recumbent bike here at home, but I've never had the slightest urge to do it. Now I know why!
I know Trainer Rob knows best and that going this slooow is what my heart needs to start conditioning. I complain of boredom and of being slower than anyone else, but what I noticed today after I took my “sweaty after” picture…
… is that there IS a “sweaty after” picture! My face is somewhat the shade of a tomato, but not as crazy as after Zumba or something much higher intensity. I get a steady sweat when I go slooow for an hour. So while my mind thinks I'm going too sloooow, my body is actually responding to the stimulus just as expected. Eureka!
Tomorrow is Friday funday! Any weekend plans?