The Demesha Challenge Day 2


BLLLAAAAHHHHH!!!! This is what the "Satan Torture Machine of Death's" screen looks like. HOLY COW. So yesterday, I decided to mix it up a little and try the stair climber. Demesha challenged me to 20 minutes of cardio every day, so yesterday I decided to try to hit 20 minutes on the stair climber. Let me just say after 3 minutes, I thought my legs were falling off. I mean they were SCREAMING. I had my concerns about getting my heart rate up to the right point and this one certainly got it up there...only problem was that it got up to 169 and I actually found that I should be aiming for around 155 (which is where I was staying on the elliptical most days, so I was right on target...I thought it was too low). Anywhoo...I somehow managed to fight through the 20 minutes and I swear I thought of each and every one of you at some point and how we all struggle, but we are all persevering. I went through everyone's name in my head and asked myself if they would quit and the answer for each of you was a RESOUNDING NO! : ) I am so thankful for each and every one of you who has helped me along the way for the past few weeks. It's amazing to think of the support I have found in such a short time.
So I did it! I went 20 minutes and burned 326 calories (not a bad payoff for 20 minutes) and went 40 flights of stairs (according to the machine). I thought about trying the elliptical for a while after the stair climber, but decided against it. I just went home and collapsed. Demesha, my hat is off to you for doing 30 TO 40 MINUTES ON THAT TORTURE DEVICE!!! You are one strong girl. I took this picture of myself when I got back into my car. Gosh I love my Irish skin! I always turn beet red when I exercise. I have always been like that. I hate it when people ask me, "Are you okay?" Yes!!! I am!!! I am just Irish and turn a nice shade of "Santa Suit Red" when I move at all! ; ) Wow...what an awful picture...it makes me laugh. I think I was saying "phew" or something when I took it...but that is the face of achievement!

I had another topic that I was really wanting to discuss today "DENIAL"...but I have been extra busy today and didn't have time to really write about it. I am so ready to leave work...MY BODY BUGG IS WAITING ON ME AT HOME!! I can't wait to go work out!
Wait...did I actually just say that? "I can't wait to go work out!" HA! I did! : )
So tomorrow, I will hopefully be able to get my post out about denial. It is something that I think I may be struggling with a bit. I think it would be good to write it all out.
This evening, I think I have a date with an elliptical machine...we'll see about the dreaded stairclimber...I have a feeling it will be staring me down the whole time I am at the gym until I give in to it.






4 comments:

Leigh Ann said...

HA! You rock. :) My face gets red like that too and it's so embarrassing! I look like I'm about to pass out and die after about fifteen minutes of ANYTHING. "Are you okay??" "YES! I"m FINE! I just LOOK like I'm about to have a heart attack!" :)

Momma Ali said...

WHEW GIRL! I feel your pain. I recently started using the stair stepper too. WHAT A TORTURE DEVICE! It really really really works though, I AM GROWING TO LIKE IT. Did I just say that??? Anyhoo, I AM SO PROUD OF YOU! I thought of all of you tonight as I was elliptical'ing! = ) ILY, Keep up the GREAT PHENOMENAL AWESOME work!!!! = ) YOU ROCK!

Anna said...

Val I am so proud of you! You are conquring Satan Torture Machine of Death's

Mesha said...

ROCK ON BABY, ROCK ON! OH MAN...I AM FILLED WITH EXCITEMENT BECAUSE OF YOU RIGHT NOW...so much so i just wrote in all caps...i wasn't yelling, i promise. :) Three words:

YOU GO GIRL.

Keep it up chick, you are amazing and are such a strong young lady. KEEP IT UP! I'm inspired, I definately can't start slacking now. :)

Amazing what the words, "I CHALLENGE YOU" can do to a person. You are working your way through this challenge with grace Val - love it!