Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Elliptical Machine and Tuesday Dose of Encouragement
Hello! Okay, I have a love/hate relationship with an elliptical machine at my gym. I get on it and truly despise the first 15 minutes of my workout. It's pure evil I tell you (ha! ha!)
As I slowly start to run, my mind wanders as to what else I could be doing. I could be getting more sleep, working, driving home, something other than the dreaded elliptical.
Somewhere 15 minutes into the workout a shift in my thinking happens. I start to sweat and I have ran a mile. So I say to myself, "15 more minutes and I'm done, keep going; you can do it." Then about 2 minutes later I'm telling myself, "are you kidding, just quit, go home."
But I am motivated. I will stay on that evil elliptical machine and git-r-done. At about minute 23 I'm covered in sweat and still have 7 more minutes to go. I'm more than halfway done and it's all down hill from there. "Keep going, keep going," I tell myself.
Then I hear the sound of what sounds like the angels singing, *beeeeeeep*. The elliptical goes into cool down mode, and the workout is over. Well at least for the elliptical machine. I still have to do the treadmill and the stationery bike, but we all like each other.
I did another 5 miles today. Yeah! Although, after I made it home, a little girl in my neighborhood came to my door selling chocolate. I bought 2-caramel chocolate bars. Oh well, it's for the *children*! Lol!
But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings of eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:31