Wednesday, May 5, 2010

This is not a good feeling!

Getting back to the gym does not feel great. In fact, being back is downright painful!

The boyfriend and I finally got to the gym last night. It was so tough getting into working out. I was really lazy. I had the worst headache. But I still had to get my butt in there and continue on with some exercise.

I went ahead and did 30 minutes on the cross ramp (I still love that machine!). Then I thought I'd mix it up and try out the stair master. Ohmygoodnessgracious! That thing literally beat me up. I could only last 7 minutes on it. My legs were seriously on fire throughout those entire 7 minutes. And I was out of breath. On level 1. It was pitiful. But at least it was a start.

I finished out the rest of my 23 minutes on the treadmill, no incline. My legs were still burning up so I decided to just walk it out.

Am I only one who gets their butt handed to them on the stairmaster? Is it really that hard or am I just being a weenie (an out of shape one at that)??

My calves are killing me today. So, so sore. But it's back to the gym tonight. The good thing is it is a weight day, so a little less cardio. My legs will be thanking me tomorrow.


  1. i am not help on this gym doesn't have a stair master!! sorry :) but kudos you for getting back to the gym, that isn't always easy!!

  2. Are you talking about the stairmaster that is HUGE and it is like actually climbing stairs? Or is it the machine where it's self prepelled and you just move your legs slightly up and down? Both are hard. I have a feeling you're talking about the big one. I used to have the hardest time doing it at a level 1. But have gradually worked up to a 6. Just take it one step at a time. When it's feeling easier bump it up a level for a minute to test it out.

  3. Wow good job on getting your workout done despite the discomfort!!!! That's definitely something!!