People trying to lose weight or starting in #fitness: let me tell you something #elliptical machines for #cardio are #bullshit. Get on a #treadmill and #workout for real!!!
Did you really snap this photo at the gym just so that you could make fun of these people? You do not have the right to take pictures of strangers and post them online without permission. Nor do you have the right to demean and devalue another person’s chosen workout. You do not know their medical history, their goals, their abilities or their intents.
Elliptical machines offer a huge amount of benefits that a treadmill does not. An elliptical is typically less stressful on the knees, hips and back. The handles allow additional balance and support for those who wish/need to include their arms in the exercise. The ability to pedal in reverse gives an additional opportunity to workout your calves and hamstrings. It has even been scientifically shown that people exert more effort on an elliptical than they perceive, meaning that an easy elliptical workout is more intense than the exerciser may think.
If someone is working out to the best of their ability and they are enjoying their time in the gym, then they are working out “for real.” It isn’t your place to belittle their effort.
Thank you. Since I messed up my knee, I’ve tried going on a treadmill only to end in me *limping* because of the stress on my knee.
Does it get your HR up? Then it’s cardio. Simple as that.
I am going to the beach today for a long weekend. I am going to wear my bikini and run around, play in the water and build sand castles with my daughter. This weekend is a bodyshaming free zone. I will never get this time with her back, I don’t want to waste it.
I hope all of y’all have great weeks and weekends! (:
When I have kids I never want them to grow up hating their bodies. I will never talk about hating my body, counting calories, go on crazy diets, shame them for eating certain foods, or have a scale in my house. I will never talk negatively about the way I look. I want to show them that I love myself, so they can grow up loving themselves too.
Yes! I am not even going to lie, the venue is beautiful and honestly affordable for everything it offered but the on site catering offered BBQ and a Wine and Beer Bar!
& It is at a Boutique hotel that offers discounted rates to guests so my out of town guests will have an option of a place to stay!
I really feel like I am getting everything I want without sacrificing anything except my date. Every single June date in the entire state of Texas is booked already so I had to let that go and I am okay with that.