I am rethinking my reward.
I am on Day 3 of Week 3 (well, I will be when I walk tonight). My Day 1 and Day 2 of Week 3 were spent on the road in a hotel gym. Well, I decided to use the elliptical there for 10 minutes each day and then finish up with 20 minutes on the treadmill.
HOLY CRAP. My legs are STILL sore today, 2 days later, from that freaking thing. It definitely worked out my quads much harder than I expected. When I stepped off the machine the first time my legs did not want to continue supporting me. (I am sure the other 5 people in the gym were wondering if the chubby girl was gonna fall over. Must have been quite the sight to see.)
Apparently there were 2 different difficulty settings which I could have adjusted. I didn't even notice it the first day. On the second day I did notice them - and let me tell you, I put them instead of on a 10 and 1 to a 3 and a 1.
So. Is a piece of torture equipment REALLY the appropriate reward for meeting my 8 weeks? I am thinking it's like Jillian from the Biggest Loser - she kicks your butt but you love her for who she helps you become. Readers, weigh in.