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.