Love Hate Relationship with My Elliptical Trainer

I love my elliptical trainer. It fits in a reasonably small space and is quiet.  I can use it anytime I want and I don’t have to share it with anyone. It has several pre-programmed workouts and has a manual workout setting.  It shows how many calories I’ve burned, how many steps I’ve taken, and my heart rate.  Its a great machine.  I love it.


I hate my elliptical trainer because its no fun.  I get bored even when I’m working hard.  I need to see out a window or watch TV to keep my mind busy.  Otherwise I’m just watching the clock waiting for the workout to end.  I need a low impact workout because of an old knee injury.  I need to stay at home to workout because that works best for me. My elliptical is boring and I hate that.

My love hate relationship creates a constant battle for my motivation to work out.  I feel better afterwards, but getting on the machine and sometimes just completing the workout is difficult sometimes.  I need to find a way to love more than hate.  I know its better for me in all kinds of ways.

Author: Undeniably Sara

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