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I’m Breaking Up with Elliptical Machines

Last night I tried the treadmill incline workout that was featured on Peanut Butter Fingers. It was definitely a challenge! The whole workout is close to 2.30 miles, and by the 11% incline, I had to hold on the the machine intermittently to keep up the pace. Today, my buns and hips hurt. And that’s a good thing!

I didn’t run the whole time, so do I add that to my monthly miles? I’m kinda torn on that.

After the incline workout, I hopped on the ellipical for 20 minutes. Then I decided that the elliptical is the most boring machine ever. The ellipticals at my gym make my feet fall asleep. They look like this one. So, you can’t increase the incline – only the resistance. Maybe that’s why my feet fall asleep? Or maybe it’s a stroke from the bottom up.

I was trying to think of things I’d rather do than be on an elliptical. I knew it wasn’t for me when I decided I would rather be the person working at Catering Connection that makes sure 1000 toothpicks go into every box. And that they are in fact, “double pointed.”

Speaking of toothpicks, if you ever don’t know what to do with yours and you have a friend that passed out who happens to have a fro…


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Last night, I also did my “initial test” for the 100 Push Up Challenge. I was able to do 16 consecutive push ups until I wanted to “rest” at the top position. This was after my workout and I was still sore from my Cardio Fitness class the day before, so who knows if I could do more. But I’m gonna go with it anyway. I’m starting the challenge on Monday!


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