Monday, March 7, 2011

My New Torture Machine......

My new elliptical arrived today. I have yet to do more than 22 seconds on it, but it appears to work beautifully. The old one developed a grinding noise that grew progressively worse, and then when we moved it to take it to be repaired (we thought), we found a pile of very fine rubber shavings underneath it. We talked to a couple of salespeople who told us what we had was basically crap, and it would be less expensive to buy a new one than to repair the old one. Nice sales pitch.


Anyway, the new machine arrived today, and Hubby insisted we put it in the basement. Apparently he doesn't like the way it looks to have an elliptical machine in the living room. All manner of other CRAP can sit in the living room, but not the elliptical. Whatever. So there goes watching television while I work out.

That's not a huge problem, because I can watch movies on my iPad or my portable DVD player. I just have to watch SOMETHING while I'm on it, though, because otherwise those minutes tick..... off..... very..... slowly.........

Before my old elliptical bit the dust, I had developed an excellent routine of getting on the thing EVERY SINGLE MORNING and working out for 30 minutes. I'm going to try to get back into that routine, and then Hubby and I will continue to walk some afternoons.

I want to ride my bike home from school a couple of days a week too, and I plan to continue going to zumba class, at least on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

That could make Tuesday and Thursday pretty crazy, though. I could potentially work out on the elliptical for 30 minutes, ride my bike home from school (because those are Hubby's two golf days when he plays early, so it's convenient for him to drop me at school), then go to zumba at 6:30.Three different forms of exercise on those two days of the week alone.

Combine that with the weekend bicycle rides that will start in just a few weeks, plus the occasional weekend 5K runs that I would like to do.

Why don't I look like Twiggy?