I go to the gym to use the equipment maybe twice a week. (more if I'm bored) I try the eliptical too...MAN! 10 mins and I'm sweating...but since it's a military base gym there's big muscle-y guys and teeny-tiny little girls staring at me...makes me feel kind of dumb and weak to get off at 10 mins. So I just KEEP PUSHING! After about 10 mins my right foot gets really cold and tingles like it fell asleep...weird and painful!
I make sure I have a good CD with techno music, or something I would dance to, and just tune out the pain.
I think it's so difficult because you're moving your arms too...so it's more like running, and its really your WHOLE body! Even your back!
I try and do 20 mins, then hop on an eliptical bike (or whatever they're called!? I dunno...you sit down and the wheels are at an angle IN FRONT of you...nice and comfy! Doesnt hurt your butt!) for 30 mins, then hop back on the Eliptical stepper/runner for another 20 mins...or whatever I can handle.
Then I usually go home and so some ab work-outs on my body ball...
Make sure to drink two glasses of water BEFORE you work out to keep yourself hydrated...and be sure to eat a protine bar or something after you work out! It helps build muscle. South Beach makes some protine bars...Cranberry Almond, Chocolate Chunk, Peanut Peanut Butter...6 in a pack for about $2 or so. Havent tried them yet...but I HAVE them! So next time I work out I'm gunna eat one
...just as long as I dont get roped into Pi-Yo again *grumble*