Today was a different kind of day, as I have been explaining I have been working out on an Octane Elliptical from G&G Fitness Pittsburgh. My preference to going to a gym and being publicly humiliated and overwhelmed by equipment I don’t know how to use or have the want to use is staying at home and working out. As a Mom, carving that MomMe time out is necessary not only to keep my body healthy but my mental state as well. You already know that I hate working out by walking outside, and feeling the mounting pressure of everyone wondering what I am doing so much walking for, so keeping things personal is really what I crave and by exercising on equipment from the comfort of my home, well it just is perfect for me, a busy mom. The home workout is only as successful as both the equipment you purchase and your ability to use it, that is why I went to G&G Fitness in Pittsburgh to make sure that my at-home fitness equipment was the best in class and that I would know how to use it from the day I hit the ground running, so to speak. Lavishly live MomMe Time At Home Fitness with me as we discuss feeling the burn.
Here’s my on screen display from the App
My iPad plays a critical role in what I am doing, and while you don’t need an iPad to benefit from the working out on the Octane Elliptical Q37XI I feel that you might be missing if you don’t have one. The App for the Octane is perfect for those of us that need the kick in the ‘ass’ to get it moving and yes I needed the kick in the pants to move it along. While Ken is coaching me and my coach in NY(DAN) is waiting for results I still have my moments where I am just like, “seriously how am I going to lose the person that is on this elliptical and get her into shape, giving myself a better feeling in life and providing some outstanding results to everyone pushing for me?” Pressure is a beast but I don’t succumb I push it harder. I feel that with some expectations on me I will move further and guess what, I was right. The App has a bunch of programs on it, which I will share in depth as we go, but right now the one I am using is to get me moving daily, and gauged with the Octane it is a plan that spans out over a period of time and tracks my completion time etc. For now I am working on work outs between 10 and 60 minutes as they grow incrementally each day.
Here’s the deal, when I see the screen on the left, I cringe and wonder how far it is going to push me today, out of my limits, over-extend me, and then I get sensible and say,”Dana this is what you wanted, why are you whining, get real, get on and push, as this is surreal and you need to live in this moment!” With that little speech, I stride and I glide, I think of Sandra Bullock striding across the street and gliding with Michael Caine in Ms. Congeniality. You can see my report on the right side(sorry about the flash but I did it on the fly). The report is providing me with my ups, my downs, my speed and how I am performing. This is crucial information for now so I see progress!
While this photo is not the best, it is very tell-tale of what I am describing. The blue is the lazy zone, where you get to rest, the high up peaks in white and yellow are where you are moving at least at 60, and when you are in the lower areas, the dips as I call them you get a rest period for about 30 seconds to go as low as 40. I use this time to hydrate, and back stride.
As you can tell it is all about the burn and the App, so they work in tandem. Together the Octane Q37XI and I are working out the me that needs to be, while feeling the burn all over my body. It is not a bad feeling, it is a feeling of accomplishment. The strides I am making will make large differences in my life. Remember, the beauty of the Octane Elliptical is that you can always do different programs that change up your workouts to keep you interested and it will also keep your body guessing, which results in more calorie burn. Moms, think of this as the toddler that never leaves toddler hood and takes you on a great race day long, and you will understand the results you can feel and see! Lavishly live MomMe Time out loud while using the Octane Q37 XI and the SmartLink App to feel the burn, all available at G&G Fitness Pittsburgh!