Friday, June 06, 2008

Cardio dying... a good thing

Have I mentioned how much I hate sweating? How much I love my new pool?

I took today off from work, did some client scrapping (6 pages), ate lunch while watching tv and then had a little snooze. I'd turned DOWN the cooler (can't believe this is *ME*) and then, had to put on a little blankie for my snooze because I was cool.

un -- be -- lieve -- a -- ble

[of course, it was only 96 degrees today]

I worked out Tuesday, Wednesday & today with my trainer...

He killed me with cardio on Wednesday - but I burned 300 calories - 200 for 1/2 hour on the elliptical and 1/2 hour on the treadmill. 200 cal burned on the elliptical ... 100 cal on the treadmill. Hmmm... which one is easier on me AND burns more calories. DUH.

But today trainer did 5 minutes climbing at like, __ 13 __ (!!!) incline and 3 mph on the stinkin' treadmill... but I quickly proved that I'm a wuss and battled him... took it down to an incline of 6 (which is still hard for me) and 2.5 mph. After lifting weights we came back to the treadmill and he left me where I'd left off, for another 5 minutes... more weights then another 5 minutes on the treadmill with slightly higher numbers.

I'd much rather do longer length of exercise at a pace I can keep up with and enjoy (thereby making a lifestyle change that will last) than too much too fast that will keep the "I hate to exercise" thought in my head forever.

Make sense?

Things have been much calmer but still busy at work.
I'm going to be painting more garden art in the future...


Kellie said...

So Proud of you in the exercise bit! It's so god for you. And there will come a point when you will like it because your body feels good and WANTS it! So keep it up!

Kellie said...

good, not 'god"'s early and the coffee hasn't quite kicked in!

Ann(ie) said...

ow. Cardio.

BUT, good for you.

I so need to get moving again.


Maybe once it stops RAINING around here. ug.