I kinda went off the deep end today. A local branch of a nationwide store has a great sale on. One item was a Nordic Track E11.7 Elliptical exercise machine so I went over and bought it and they loaded into my van (just barely!). The thing is 80" long plus the packing material and weighs about 300 pounds. I picked up my son who is a big strong guy and together we got it onto the deck and unpacked then moved it inside to our back room that is starting to look more like a commercial gym. I put it together this afternoon. I'm facing another winter with nothing much to do but read or play on the computer. I don't care for outdoor sports so I thought something like this would be good for me and perhaps I'll get into better shape than I am now. I'm also concerned about my A1C numbers rising. I know I can burn off a little excess blood sugar with exercise. Tonight I tried it out while watching the news. I put it on the lowest settings and could only stand it for a couple of minutes before moving to the exercise bike. As soon as the pain subsided, I went back to it for a few minutes and I went back and forth for a half hour. I'll bet I'll be sore tomorrow! I hope to gradually increase my time on it.