I feel like this line of the song is extremely underrated.
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.
Vegan Healing Soup Round Up
Here are the pictures they got of me at the Rugged Maniac this past weekend!! I am obviously not in good shape. It took me a little under two hours to complete 23 of the 25 obstacles in the process of going 3.1 miles. I have been sore from Saturday to today (Tuesday), and today is the first day I’m not waddling. I have bruises every where. I found out I’m really scared of heights.
But it was easily the most fun and most rewarding thing I’ve ever done! I wanted to hate how hard I had to work during the entire thing, but I really just hated how much of it I couldn’t do on my own. Every time I climbed something, a stranger had to help my friend get me over the top because I got scared. My friend helped me keep my balance on multiple things, even going as far as to walk backwards across the balance beam! I needed a few pushes to get up muddy hills. A stranger helped me put 50 pounds on my shoulders so I could carry it for the 20-or-so-feet.
But you know what… I still did it. My feet carried me the entire way. I crawled through mud and water. I climbed to the top of every obstacle. I jumped what I needed to jump. I got stuck in the mud. I climbed the skiing hills. I did this. No one walked it for me. No one did anything other than offer a helping hand. I did all of it. Getting help or not, that is something I am proud of.
And next year, I’ll be the one helping other races who may be in the position I was in this year.
But for now…enjoy these pictures of the funny faces I made. :)
this makes me so happy. you are amazing.
Awww, thank you, lovely!
So proud of my girl!!
Elise called me her girl and said she’s proud of me… Excuse me while I fangirl over this.
This makes me so happy :)
"I think it’s about time that we represent all women on the catwalk because that is a part of fashion. The way I see it, there’s no wrong way to be a woman."
– Denise Bidot, “It’s About Time We Represent All Women on the Catwalk”
HAVE YOU GUYS SEEN THIS
"There’s no wrong way to be a woman."