Wednesday, March 10, 2010

But, it's just stairs!

This morning I rose quite early and hit the gym. I am on a mission (about 15 lbs away from my goal), so these days it is not so hard for me to get to bed a good time and get up and out.

Today is cardio day. I decided to hit the StairMaster this morning--the machine that stimulates walking up stairs EXCEPT THEY ARE MOVING!!!

I'm on of those folks who need to mix it up on the machines so that I don't get bored/too comfortable. So, I decided to do 15 minutes on the StairMaster before moving on to the elliptical trainer.

One may say, "15 minutes, that's nothing!" HUSH YO' MOUTH! These were some intense 15 minutes! I've done the StairMaster before but I took the level up a couple notches and I could tell! It was NOT EASY.

But, it's just stairs, right! WRONG! By the time I finished, I was already a sweaty hot mess (yeah, not so easy on the hair either, but I digress). When I got on the elliptical my heart rate was already in cardio mode (typically it takes me 30 minutues to transition from fat burn to cardio mode on the elliptical--hmmm, are these machines even accurate? Okay, that's a question and post for another day).

I have often overlooked the StairMaster, but I am going to incorporate it more into my cardio routine.

I'm ready to conquer the day!

1 comment:

Neke-Neke said...

I actually enjoy the challenge of the Stair Climber, I usually do it 2-3 times a week to mix up the cardio routine. And yes, it is very sweat-inducing!! Its the elliptical that I don't really care for, the movement is awkward and unnatural to me.