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Saturday, May 8, 2010

My new toy!

My oh so wonderful husband surprised me today with an elliptical. He was driving by a garage sale and decided to stop when he saw it was for sale. I have been looking to get a treadmill but an elliptical will do just fine so I can not complain.

He paid $50 and I thought that was a pretty good price. It is a Proform XP 110 and I looked on Craigslist and found several used ones for sale but the cheapest I found was $150 and some were even asking $200. After seeing those prices I was super excited since I love a good deal.

It has ifit capability but it is the old ifit chirp and not the ifit live. I would love to eventually get a the incline treadmill with the ifit live and have Jillian Michaels kick my arse. But for now I will just have to kick my own self. I tried the ifit thing with some of the basic workouts they have on their old site for free but I couldn't get it to work so I don't know if I was doing something wrong or what.

All I know is that this sucker is tough. I got on and I kid you not I was dying at just 4 mins. So I got off rested a few mins. then did 4 mins. more. I did this a few times and now going 4 mins. is getting easier. I will just have to work up to it like I did on the Gazelle. When I first started out on the Gazelle this past January I could only last 5 mins and now I can go for an hour.

Ok so without further adeau - here is my new toy!


  1. Ellipticals are great, they really get the heart rate going. I have one from Life Fitness I got about 6 years ago (I paid big bucks but it has gotten its use for sure). I use it when I'm short on time cause 30 minutes on it is a great workout, also great as an add-on to my normal routines. Great investment I'm happy for you!

  2. I love my elliptical. So yay hubby! It is really great and you will get some great workouts from that. :)

  3. Thanks for the feedback. Honestly on Friday night I was thinking that I might just hate that thing! Lasting only 4 mins. was very discouraging. However on Sat night I went for 10mins straight took a little break, got back on and went for 20mins straight! I was so proud of myself and really after the first few mins it was not so bad. At first there is a real burn in my thighs but it got much better. And I can really feel the difference in it and the Gazelle that I have. I have loved my Gazelle but now I think I will end up in love with my elliptical.

  4. The eliptical is tuff at first but it gets much easier if you just keep doing it. My mom says she can't do 5 min on it but I'm up to 20-30 min. Keep going!! I'm so happy for you and jealous that I can't get off my arse and make a change. ;p

  5. Thanks Sara. Tonight I did 30 mins on it straight. It didn't really get tough until around 15 mins but I knew that I was half way there so I pushed through. It is getting easier.

  6. Way to go!!!! I hate ellipticals. lol.