I have been going back and forth on whether or not to get an elliptical for the house. I wanted to get something that I can cross train on. While I like biking it has gotten hotter and it’s too hot for baby J in the buggy. She ends up just as sweaty as I am before it’s all over with. So I went online and started looking at elliptical machines. I guess they are like treadmills when it comes to price. You can get a cheaper one or you can spend a fortune on one or anything in between.
My main use for it will be to do about 30-45 minutes on it before I do weights two days a week. I want to get my heart rate up before doing weights so that I can get maximum calorie burn. Lately I have been doing a short 1.5 mile run before weights but I want to do something else. I don’t want to run 5 days a week.
So after pricing the elliptical and checking out the reviews, I decided to go ahead and get one that was fairly inexpensive. It’s nothing fancy but it will get the job done and it got pretty good reviews. So I broke down and finally got one. It was delivered yesterday.
Baby J thought the box needed to be more colorful. 🙂
Of course assembly was required.
The box said easy assembly. With all these pieces I was a bit skeptical.
Baby J is a great helper. I am handy for the most part but tend to get injured during the process. Not sure why that is?? LOL On this particular day I smashed my hand in between the pedal and the bar. I thought I was going to die. It hurt so bad I didn’t know if I broke it and I couldn’t get it out. Oh yeah nice move V! Then after that I dropped the wrench on my head. Then I got pissed and went to get some real tools. I mean seriously why would they give you this
when you really need this!
I have no idea why I didn’t think of that earlier but I didn’t and I learned my lesson on using cheap tools that come in the box. Damn it! Good thing this girl has tools!!
Finally I got it all put together.
I think we need to rearrange the gym a bit to make it fit more comfortably but for now its fine. I was surprised that I could feel the burn in my legs when I hopped on it. Even after running as long as I have you can tell it works different muscles. I’m so excited to try this out today with my workout.
How do you like to cross train?