Friday, July 23, 2010

Three Days of using my Elliptical

Three days of using my elliptical in a row. I felt fantastic when the scale said I had lost 3 more pounds. I've been trying to up my fiber intake and yesterday I did treat myself to the tomato mozzarella panini, with a side salad this time. I think I am falling in love with the caesar salad too. I think its something to do with the ability to have cheese with salad and not have too many calories. Anywho, I'm thankful for losing more weight and hope to keep it going. I really think I should by a new anime series once a month if that is really a good motivator for me to get on the elliptical. It was good to laugh while exercising.


Astrid said...

I've only tried an ellipical once and found it really awkward to use. Do you have any tips on being more comfortable on the machine? I've heard they do wonders for helping to lose weight, and you've proven that they do! Congrats on the weight loss!

Salads are a great way to throw in some fiber to the diet and get an excuse to eat cheese and other delicious things. It's also great at portion controlling the cheese, since too much cheese on a salad just ruins it (both health related and also just taste related), no matter how much you love cheese.

Lilies in my Cereal said...

It takes some getting used to because of the balance control. I got on the elliptical when not many people were in the gym so I didn't have to worry too much about looking awkward. I watched people's movements on them and tried to mimick it. Also, you can go on it more ways than one. You can pretend you are on skis, sinking from on side to the other (your feet are spread the farther apart it can go) or you can act like you are running with your feet closer together. Chances are if you feel wobbly you aren't going fast enough or are going too fast for the resistance.