Friday, May 22, 2009

Cardio Day

When I first started working out at Fitness Together - Brookfield, I really dreaded my cardio days. They were NOT fun and really pushed me outside my comfort zone. Now, I can honestly say I enjoy my cardio days - I like pushing myself and seeing how far I can go. It's such a mindblowing thing to realize how far I've come since Day 1.

Today was a cardio day, and Paul coached me through sprints on the elliptical machine, followed by a really good ab circuit. The burn in my abs were UNBELIEVABLE but yet so good, in a twisted, warped kind of way :)

When I step into the gym each morning, the phrase "I can't" gets eliminated from my vocabulary. So when Paul (or Kurt or Tina or Cara or Paul Z) tell me to push it, or go faster/harder, I do it. I never want to leave the gym thinking I should have done more. When I stumble out to my car at the end of my workout, I know I gave everything I had and have nothing left to give.


"It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell." Buddha


  1. you made my day with your comment.



  2. I wish I was at the point of enjoying my cardio days! I do them because they need to be done though. But I agree that it feels great to do a great workout and know that you've done your best (after the workout is done).

  3. Great quote! And it's awesome the way that our behaviors, such as doing cardio repeatedly, can change our attitudes- from not liking it to really enjoying it.

    - Sagan


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