When the whole gym membership thing didn’t work out, I knew I had to bring things inside the house to encourage me to work out. I know my body and personality and I’ve accepted the fact that I will never be the kind of girl that just hops up and runs outdoors… so I knew I needed to create a space in my house that could provide me with the tools I need to get some cardio in.
After months of begging and making bets that I could not keep, I finally wore J down and we decided that I could get an elliptical machine. Of course, there were conditions because my start and stop behaviors annoy my husband (with good reason), I agreed to the terms and have so far (we are only three days in) kept up on my end of the bargain.
The terms: work out regularly for the next two months or lose my clothing allowance for two months.
We searched the internet and read reviews on a variety of low-end elliptical machines. I think it’s important to pay cash and we do not have unlimited resources to buy a beefy elliptical machine. After I researched, we were saving for the machine, when Amazon featured this baby (one of the models I had previously reviewed) as a “daily deal” and included FREE shipping!
When we received the elliptical, there was a part defect but Schwinn quickly replaced the part with no additional fee. Since it’s been in operation, I have fallen in love with it.
Here’s why I love my new elliptical:
(1) It runs very quietly so I can hear my TV shows and it does not disrupt J in what he’s doing.
(2) It is easy to use. The courses are easy to select and challenging.
(3) It has wheels and can easily be moved. We don’t have a lot of space so we’ve had to move it a couple of times and that was very easy.
(4) The monitor gives me a summary of calories burned, distance, etc.
I am very excited about adding the new elliptical machine to my at home exercise collection. Now partnered with my wii games and DVDs, I feel like I have all the tools I need to be successful at home.
Do you have at home work out equipment that you use? If so, tell me about it.