Worst. Workout. Ever.

I went to the gym today, as I am wont to do what with the getting fit and all. I spend most of my time at the gym working out on the elliptical machine. When I first started out I could hardly elliptical (that’s a verb, right?) for 8 minutes straight. I felt like I was going to collapse right there on the machine, and probably crush some pretty young thing under my enormous girth.

Fast forward 4 months, or so, and I am banging out a solid 23 minutes on the elliptical, and I just broke the 2 mile mark this weekend (the machine keeps track of how far you have ellipticaled in the time elapsed). Suffice to say I was feeling pretty good about my relationship wit the elliptical machine. I thought we had an understanding. I thought we were friends.

The elliptical is no man’s friend.

Today I went to the gym and had the worst workout ever. Something just didn’t feel right, and I only ellipticaled 1.9 miles, which was sad. I was feeling pretty down when the elliptical flashed ‘Workout Summary: Level 4.’

Goodness! I had been suffering along at Level 1 this entire time, and today I am on Level 4! I have no idea what that means, but the workout was pretty darned tough. I thought about stopping for a second but I ellipticaled it off.

Today might just have been my best workout ever (and I burned 400 calories).

3 responses to “Worst. Workout. Ever.”

  1. I love when the machine tricks you.
    Personally I’m a recumbent man, not a fan of the elliptical.
    I ride 6 to 7 miles 3 days a week on the recumbent, levels 5 through 10. Lift weights the 3 other days a week as well.
    It does feel nice though to make such progress in fitness and health!

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