Yesterday I made an executive decision to switch from the elliptical to my Wii Fitness routine. It takes the same amount of time, but has a longer warm up/cool down period. Then today I went back to the elliptical. Here is what I found out (which everyone else probably knows):
- My running (if going fast on the elliptical could be called running) went smoother today then it did two days ago.
- My abs hurt, but they have stopped being the fire-breathing dragon I endured yesterday.
- My arms and chest hurt today (thanks to the pushups), but that did not affect being on the elliptical which was very nice.
- I’m hoping the arms holdup tomorrow when I switch back to the Wii Fitness routine.
After having my epiphany today, I did some research. Apparently fitness experts say the body needs to rest in between workouts, change it up, blah blah blah.
I’m not going to lie to you, Margaret, exercising still sucks. I do not like doing it. I do not want to do it. But I think I can do it, and will do it, which is the important part.