As you can tell from my workout log page – I am not doing so well. The main problem right now is that I HATE walking on the treadmill – it’s boring and I definitely don’t push myself the way I should. My machine of choice is the elliptical trainer, it really gets my heart pumping. However; my doctor said the treadmill is the only equipment I can use for the first four weeks following surgery. Well, four weeks is tomorrow – close enough, right?! This morning I did 20 minutes on the treadmill and then planned on doing 20 minutes on the elliptical. Well, I wasn't able to complete 10 minutes on the elliptical. How sad is that?! Boy, I am really out of shape. Actually, I am in the worst shape of my life. I started to get really down on myself, I mean my heart should not be pumping that fast after only ten minutes and NO incline! However; on my walk home from the gym I recalled the first time I ever tried the elliptical trainer. I was a hot mess - I couldn't even make it five minutes! Eventually I was able to do a half hour, which enabled me to do spin classes three times a week for a couple of months. So, the game plan is to really focus on getting to the gym at least four times a week. Each day this week I will increase my time on the elliptical by two minutes. My ultimate goal is to feel comfortable enough with my cardio level so that I can resume my spin classes. I can do it!!