Working Vacation

Who are these people that can do more than thirty minutes on a machine at the gym? Are you one of them? Every time I go, I wind up next to people who are on the elliptical three times longer than I am, and at a more difficult level. I have never, ever been able to do a cardio machine for more than 25 mintutes. I’ve tried the treadmill, the bike, and the elliptical. I’m breathing hard after five minutes, and at the fifteen minute mark I’m bribing myself.

We came back last night from vacation, up at skirt!


4 thoughts on “Working Vacation

  1. Haha, I probably could go longer than that on a machine, but I always get bored. Who cares if you’re tired after that long? If you jump on the next machine, your body will still respond to the change in movement and exercise (e.g. going from the treadmill to the elliptical). Just do whatever you can manage and then switch to something else, so you’re still getting the workout πŸ™‚

    I ran into trouble initially because I was expecting too much too quickly. Maybe try the same time (e.g. 15 minutes) but at a faster pace, or instead go slower and at a lower level, but for longer??

    I’m sure you can do it πŸ™‚

    PS – love the new layout πŸ™‚

  2. The elliptical, I can do at 45 mins. I cannot however run at 6.3 for 45 mins. Or do the stairmaster for more than 30 mins.

    Next time, chose a machine next to the sweet old lady.

    PS: I normally read from google and decided to come comment. and was surprised at the new layout.:)

  3. Regarding vacations. I would definitely opt for the vacations but packing is definitely a pain. One time we went overnight to a place unexpectedly. Husband bought what we needed at the store. That was probably more complicated but the packing had not been an issue. We were just late for the particular event so decided to do it the next day. It helps when you don’t have a dog. Cats will be okay over the weekend.
    At one point while getting ready for a vacation I had a plastic three drawer organizer just being used for the trip. A laundry basket works well also. Just drop things in when you buy them. Also bribe husband to pack for you. Write a list and say these are the things we still need to find and pack.

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