Thanks for all the nice comments on yesterday's post. Yes...Hubby did very well on the birthday surprise. I especially love all the comments saying I'm tiny...Outside of my height, I don't think anyone's ever called me that. LOL.
So I knocked out 60 minutes at the gym yesterday. I did 30 minutes on the elliptical just for something different (I usually do the treadmill) and then 30 minutes of weights. These arms will not be so saggy so help me! Come hell or high water (or plastic surgery), they will look toned! So something I noticed at the gym...everyone (particularly women) who were using the treadmills were thin but those using the ellipticals were of the... ahem... heftier variety. So the first question is... At your gym, do see a pattern where the already-fit people are using treadmills while the wanting-to-be-fit people are using ellipticals? I have a couple theories as to why this might be. The most obvious one is that the elliptical is less impact on your knees and ankles and for overweight people, those areas can be particularly at risk. I always feel like I get more of a workout on a elliptical...it feels harder to me but maybe that's all in my head? The other thing is intensity. The treadmillers are usually running. Are you really doing the equivalent on an elliptical? Based on speed display alone it would seem that way but maybe that's not really true. So the second question is, If you have noticed a similar pattern at your gym, do you have a theory as to why that pattern exists? Just something I noticed yesterday...may have been flukey.
So Leslie over at Bandsweetband is thinking of doing the Disney Princess Half Marathon. I know a few bloggers did it last year. If you could pop over and share your experiences with her, I'm sure she'd appreciate it.
Now for the Thursday Tickle: