Hi! I'm Jill, one of the co-leaders from the 20 Something Group. I wanted to send you a warm welcome to the group and invite you to jump right in. If you have any questions or need support let me know! I can't wait to see you posting!!! 2784 days ago
I think it might help you to know this: I tried the elliptical for the first time about a month ago. I hopped on and tried moving on it for about fifteen seconds, then got right off; it felt so awful to me! I hated that I couldn't lock my knees. I just couldn't believe how people could do that for hours at a time!
But a week and a half ago, I decided to try it again, after getting confirmation from people here at SP that it just takes a little time to get used to, and that they all felt very weird and uncomfortable on it when they started. And the number of calories that you could burn on it really attracted me.
So, day one -- last Friday -- I could only do two minutes at a time before I needed a break. It felt awful to not be able to lock my knees; it meant that I was basically putting all my weight on my thighs as I moved. But I kept at it.
A week and a half later, I can now go an hour on it without feeling the need to stop! I love it now. It doesn't hurt my legs as much as other exercises, now that my thighs have gotten used to the motion and the weight; and the calories I burn each day (considering the amount of time I put in) are through the roof!
Your stamina on that thing improves so incredibly quickly. Just give it five days of determined attempts, and I promise you, you'll find that it's much easier!
Either way, welcome to SP, and if you ever need to talk about the elliptical or anything else, I'm here!
Hello There... to the team of 20 Somethings w/ 100+ pounds to lose! My name is Iris and I am one of the co-leaders of this awesome team. Congrats on making the decision to become a healthier you! We are all glad to have each and every one of you..Hope to see you on the boards..If you need anything, please do not hesitate to ask! I am here to help.. ... Together we can accomplish any and all things we put our mind too.