Saturday, March 5, 2011

A huge new personal record....

The elliptical is evil. I had attempted several times, prior to October, to be successful and it kicked my arse everytime. So bad, I could never make it more than 5 minutes. See, evil.

Hubby and I hit the gym earlier for what I set out to be a run on the treadmill and a workout written by my PT. I also had a goal to do 5 minutes on the demon machine, since I hadn't attempted since October.

So after a quick run (15 min) I stopped, grabbed my water and towel and moved one row up to the elliptical. Sigh, I thought, I can do anything for 5 minutes. 

So I go...

And I went...

And I kept on going...

For 30 minutes and 2.5 miles.

& I could've went further but we were on a schedule and had to be other places.

Oh-my-goodness.

How amazing I felt. How accomplished.

I did it!!!

I've never, ever been able to do more than 5 minutes without tears of misery and a body that was in so much pain. Pushing past the soreness, was never an option. I just couldn't. 

I can't believe how far my fitness levels have came since surgery, almost 5 months ago.

I just wanted to share and hopefully inspire.

Never give up...set goals, you will achieve them! 


12 comments:

  1. What a great NSV! You will only get stronger each day. Congratulations!

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  2. OMG - Rambo can do that thing for like an hour - I HATE IT! I refuse to go on it....way to go!!

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  3. Rockon with your bad self!lol

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  4. I am trying to email my pic of todays scale but the link doesn't seem to be working on my computer. Can you email me justinandkellie (at) hotmail (dot) com.

    Thanks :)

    By the way - great job on the demon machine!!

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  5. Congrats on the elliptical victory! That is amazing. It gives me hope, the longest I've been able to do is about 14 minutes but anytime I stop going regularly, I have to start all over again and build myself up to it.

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  6. that is an amazing NSV! i can't imagine ever doing more than five on that devil thing. way to go!

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  7. AWESOME! Super jealous. I could barely do two minutes on it. You're rockin' your body!

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  8. First off I agree about the elliptical. It is a total love hate relationship. I have worked up to 30 minutes as well and that is what has given me my "power" to run on the treadmill. Congrats on a great goal. You have the power :)!!

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  9. Nikki! I think this is my first comment on your blog! I feel like there are so many bandsters I have a hard time keeping up with everyone! But just wanted to tell you congrats on the demon machine! HAHA! Thats how I feel too! I can do the treadmill all day but the elliptical...no thanks! Thanks for the inspiration...I need to just get back on and take the bull by the horns! Have a great rest of your weekend!

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  10. What an awesome NSV! Great job!

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