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Cardio of Choice?

>> Saturday, May 29, 2010

Today at the gym, I was doing my usual routine, when a girl came up to me and asked how I felt about the StairMaster I had just finished exercising  kicking ass on.  She said that she always she's me on that machine and asked my opinion. She personally liked the elliptical, but wanted a change.  I told her that the machine was hard, but it was an excellent workout.  I also recommended that she increase her time gradually, I remember that I started with 10 minutes and worked my way up by 5 minutes until I could do 30.

So what is your cardio machine of choice?


Lisa May 29, 2010 at 5:14 PM  

Hi! Just wanted to post and say hi - really enjoying your blog. Some of your posts are so bang on, I feel like we had a conversation and you wrote exactly how I felt. Keep up the good work!

My machine of choice is the treadmill. I am back to jogging on it now but do feel the itch to do something new. There's the stairmaster that I did ONCE to 30 minutes now by body seems to have forgotten how to work the thing! But I need to mix things up as monotony is one of the hurdles I've fallen over in the past on the way to being healthier. I'm not much for the eliptical - I somehow don't feel as though I've done anything even though I'm sweatin' by the time I'm done. I gues I just like to feel the pounding of my feet beneath me as I workout.

Keep up the good work! Once I'm done my exams I hope to start my own weightloss blog. I hope you'll pop in then and say hi ; )

God's Favorite Shoes! May 29, 2010 at 6:20 PM  

First of all, kudos to you for doing the stairmaster. I did it once, lasted about 10 seconds and vomited right after:)

My cardio of choice is zumba class...I also enjoy just plain walking.

(kidding about vomiting but I wanted to:)

LeeLee May 29, 2010 at 6:42 PM  

30 Mins on the stair master is commendable. I did it for the 1st time for 20mins and couldn't walk for a week....I'm not kidding!

My Machine of choice is the Elliptical Machine, though I have been tackling the Spin Bike lately. I have worked my way up to 40mins and I don't love it like the Elliptical but, I do stick with it b/c it's a challenge!

Thank you for all of your comments, you really make my day! Keep smiling & enjoy your weekend!

Vilese May 29, 2010 at 11:35 PM  

My machine of choice was an elliptical only because some years back it helped greatly with my weight loss. Right now I am searching for a good yet inexpensive treadmill. The stairmaster is no joke! I used a friend's once for like 5 mins and when I got off my legs were like rubber!

Ro May 30, 2010 at 1:39 PM  

My NOT to do it. lol
But if Im forced...then I like step, zumba and kickboxing.
I do occasionally (like yesterday) hit the stairmaster (level 7), elliptical (resistance 12) and tread (sprints) all for 10 mins each....and chillleee it worked my butt out. In between each I did 10 push ups. That was a nice change up to the normal routine because staying on one too long can start to drive me Bananas!

Now you and your 30 minutes.....I say GET IT CHICK!!!!!!

Anonymous,  May 30, 2010 at 11:32 PM  

I love the elliptical machine. Mainly because I feel like I get the best weight loss results for the time I spend on it. Right now, I've just been walking and not using any machines.

Tricia May 30, 2010 at 11:37 PM  

cardio of choice would be running. but the treadmill IS NOT my machine of choice. :) I'd have to go with the elliptical

Rheina May 31, 2010 at 10:07 AM  

My favorite machine would be the treadmill. I love the ones at my gym with the TV built in because I can trick myself into thinking I'm just watching instead of sweating/working out.

I envy you and the dreaded stairmaster. I haven't even attempted that monster.

Anonymous,  June 2, 2010 at 2:37 PM  

My machine of choice is the treadmill. I feel so good running and jogging on that damn thing! I stairmaster is also a favorite but not the one with the stairs that move, I can't do that one. After 5 mins on that thing I am beat.

Ms Jackson

Nona June 2, 2010 at 4:46 PM  

Well done you!!! I wouldn't last for 3 minutes on a stairmaster!!! Your thighs must be beautiful!!!

I'm an elliptical girl myself because it's easy on the knees and my knees are problematic.

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