I'm a newbie here, who has been trying to lose weight on and off since I was three years old. Highest weight: over 500 lbs. Down to 250, now back up to 349.
I just got a present from DH: a combination elliptical trainer/recumbent bike. Because of my stomach, I have poor posture and a swayback. The elliptical I can only do for about 4 min before it wears me out. I can do the recumbent for about 15 min or so (this is after having it about 2 weeks, and I had to work up to 4 min on the elliptical).
My question is--should I wait on using the elliptical until my legs are stronger, so I won't hurt my back? Does anyone else have this problem? If I have to walk any distance, my back kills me. I know that part of the machine will make me stronger, but I want to make sure I'm ready for it. Thanks in advance.
I may seem calm on the surface, but I'm really paddling like crazy!
| current weight: 324.5