I’ve finally found the cardio exercise that I actually enjoy doing!Â I got on the elliptical machine last week after my coworker told me it was part of his workout routine that helped him lose 25 pounds in a month.Â So I tried it and it was painless.Â I used to think “no pain no gain” and run on the treadmill while enduring the leg pains and muscle cramps.Â But with the elliptical machine I can run for 45 minutes without any real discomfort and still sweat like a hog.Â So far there hasn’t been a day at the gym where I didn’t spend at least 30 minutes on this lovely machine.
Reasons why I love the elliptical:
It’s true, it’s much easier on your knees
If you look around the room to check out the opposite sex while you’re running, you won’t fall off and look like an idiot
You can watch TV or read with minimal distortion because there’s less bouncing up and down
The elliptical motion is more enjoyable than pounding your feet on the treadmill