How I lost weight using my Octane Fitness elliptical machine!
I had always been a larger guy as an adult and through most of my youth. I also have always been lazy when it comes to exercise and really have no interest in sports. For the past 5 years, I traveled for work and flew as much as 175,000 miles in a year and ate business meals all over the world making me an even larger guy. About a year ago, I boarded a flight and the flight attendant handed me a seat belt extension without me asking for it. I glared back and said, “I don’t need this angrily, and the flight attendant apologized but I did need to recline the seat just a hair to get the seat belt on and realized that I had no clue how big I had become. It was a 15 hour flight and when I bent over I blew out the seam in the seat on a pair of 44 inch pants and the rest of the flight flight I wore a blanket over my pants to avoid further embarrassment and decided it was time for a change.
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Whether you’re prepping for a marathon or a 10K, long runs will be part of your training routine. If you haven’t logged more than five miles before, distance runs can be incredibly intimidating—and incredibly rewarding. Elite marathon runner Deena Kastor shares her tips for making the most of your miles.
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One of our Fitness Secrets? Pack Your Bags
One of the easiest ways I’ve found to help stay on track for workouts is to pack my gym bag or set out my exercise clothes the night before. Whether I’m going for a run outside, hitting my elliptical machine at home or going to a class at the gym after work, I make sure I have everything I need in one place, from clothes to iPod to shoes. It sounds simple, but having that gear set aside ready to go is not only a visual reminder of my commitment, but it kills any excuses about not being ready to go or not having time to gather up what I need to exercise. » Read Full Story