The thing is, my endurance sucks. I can still walk reasonable distances at an adequate speed, but I really do want to get into shape. I have the spiffy calorie counting thingy strapped to my arm all the time so I know what my baseline is and what my typical deficit is every day, but I need the cardio to add to that.
The best cardio thingy I have, the Street Strider. The outdoor elliptical machine that has kicked my ass in a major way. I ever get get very far on it before the weather turned and it was either too cold, too rainy, or I was just in no shape to ride it.
|Otherwise known as the Dammit Machine|
This morning I hopped on and got going, and in five minutes I was sucking wind. Seriously sucking wind. So I got off, caught my breath, got back on...and was sucking wind.
Out of shape, I are.
I worked it in 5-10 minutes spurts, until I had half a hour on it, and later this evening I did another ten,
Buddah sat and watched, mocking me.
Once I get it up to 15-20 minutes nonstop I'll try taking it outside again, because that's got to be more fun than staying indoors being mocked by the cat.
Well, I hope I will. There's a good chance we're heading for the snow next week and giving the Skkis another try. So who knows...