I did 35 minutes on the elliptical machine and like I said it was kind of brutal. It is just hard when your body is telling you to stop but your mind is telling you to keep going. I know my body will go no matter what, after all they say mind over matter right? Well I did ok. It was not as intense as many other workouts but the important thing is I did it.
So after the elliptical I decided to try the stationary bike. I know a fellow fit bee who loves to do the stationary bike so I figured hey why not try it? It is a nice low impact cardio workout. Well it was a fail! I do not know why but I am just not coordinated enough to do the damn bike lol. I felt uncomfortable the entire time. I did 15 minutes of a hill routine and went 5.7 miles. I do not think I will be venturing on the bike anytime soon. Kudos to you Nik because the bike is just not for me, and I think anyone who can do it is much more coordinated than I!
I came home and did some weights for a few minutes and stetched. Nothing too crazy because I mainly wanted a cardio day. As you can see the bike did not burn calories for me like the other machines. And I did not push myself hard enough because in 70 minutes I only burned 409 calories! :(
So this morning I awoke refreshed and with more than 5 hours of sleep! I headed right to the gym to redeem myself from the weak workout last night haha
I did the elliptical for 25 minutes and burned a whopping 245 calories! I really pushed myself doing a cross training routine. It requires you to go backwards and forwards and switches the intervals so it keeps your muscles moving!
I felt good and I came home and the The Biggest Loser's Last Chance Workout. I love this workout and especially the jumping jacks. They really get my heart rate going! Even better are the chrome jacks (I think) the ones you are in a plank position and you move your feet as you would a jumping jack. Very intense, I think this is why I love Jillian Michaels so much. Her workouts are so intense it keeps me moving all the time. But her moves are not complicated and I can easily do them! Again I am not coordinated because I tried an exercise ball video routine today and totally failed it! I am just learning to accept the fact that not everything is for every body and you should stick with what you are good at.
So as I finished biggest Loser, I started another video that is free On Demand, it was a morning standing ab routine. It was a nice change of pace from the usual laying on the ground ab routines.
That is much more like it! I feel much better when I workout 90 minutes and burn 650 calories :)