Elliptical-ing

by Heather on February 12, 2012

Another week has flashed by!  I kept myself busy, but it was pretty much the same routine for me this week.  I’ll take it!  
 

I hopped (more like dragged) myself out of bed this morning a little earlier than I usually get up to hit the gym right away.

If I do go to the gym, I usually stick with the treadmill or bike since they’re the more “common” gym equipment and not as intimidating.  Earlier this week, however, someone was one the only bike at the gym and I decided to give the elliptical a try for the first time ever.  Now I know why most students
of fitness courses at accredited online colleges actually prefer elliptical machines; it can be pedaled in
reverse thus exercising the calf and hamstring muscles.

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Turns out I like it!  I definitely felt like it was more of a workout for me than walking on the treadmill or going on the bike, and I liked that I had the ability to play around with the incline and resistance.

So, the elliptical it was this morning!

 

Breakfast featured a new favorite of mine – Familia Swiss Muesli.

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I’ve never had Muesli before this week and I actually really like it!  If you let it sit for 5-10 minutes before eating, it has a really great flavor and oatmeal-like texture.  I’ll definitely be buying it again.

 

Despite the cold, I decided an outdoor walk was in order this afternoon.  I’ve basically been hiding in my apartment the last couple days with how freezing it’s been, so it felt good to get out!

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Now I’ve got some Calculus homework to get started, a yoga class to teach later, and a movie to finish watching (I started watching Tangled on Netflix this afternoon… no laughing allowed) before calling it a night!

 

Have you tried the elliptical before?  What do you think of it?

  

  

  

Heather

  

      

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