Since I started writing down my daily experiences with my new exercise machine, I thought about sharing it on my blog but decided not to. My weight horrifies and embarrasses me and I don't want to put down those numbers. I know…that's probably one of my problems. I don't look at the numbers and face them as I should. A couple of days later, my daughter, Chandra, when I told her I was keeping a journal, suggested I make a blog about it . I didn't tell her I'd already decided against it.
However, a week into my experience on my elliptical, I changed my mind. I didn't change it about telling my weight and I still didn't want to go the daily blog route because frankly, without the details like weight and heart rate (which I'm not keeping up with at the moment as I struggle just to get started) I figured there wouldn't be anything interesting to write about. Also, I wanted to write about what I felt inspired to write about in my blog and not have it be just about me and my elliptical. I've got books to work on and keeping two blogs going and one of them being a daily blog was just something I didn't want to commit to do. But when I had the idea of sharing my experiences weekly or semi-weekly on the blog I already have, I felt it was a good idea that suited me.
Thus begins the charted course of Regina and her elliptical. I got off to a pitiful start and maybe the entries about my experience will be laughable to those who have taken better care of their bodies than I. But if there's anyone out there who has let bad eating habits and a sedentary lifestyle take them where they never wanted to go physically, maybe joining me on my elliptical journey (Hey, that's a good title!) will be a help to them and maybe this online diary will be a help to me too as I commit to giving my readers an account of the daily discipline I have heretofore been neglectful of pursuing.
So the next time I write about my elliptical experience here, I will begin at the beginning, from my choice of elliptical, its functions and what it feels like starting out.
So, please keep me in your prayers and feel free to leave a comment or send a private email or prayer request by way of the comment page on this website. Any prayer request via this blog, I will write down in my daily journal and pray for during my morning prayer time.