With the wetter winter months coming I decided to look at various alternatives to maintaining my goal of loosing weight. This last month has been productive with a personal weight loss of 14 lbs. Wanting to keep the momentum going I thought about gyma and quickly ruled that out. You get to a certain age and you KNOW yourself. I just simply wouldn't go and I don't like the environment. Some do & I'm happy for them. I had purchased a treadmill four years ago and initially it was used but made a racket as it was installed upstairs in a spare bedroom. Sold it. So nix nay to that again. During the course of my research it came down to Elliptical machines and little did I know there are three types. Front, center and rear drive where the weighted flywheel would be. I decided on a front. Looked on Craigslist and bam there was a lot of them with people who had purchased them with good intentions. I knew I didn't want new so bought one that had great reviews, had to be quite, well built and offer incline as well as a decent resistance and near mint. It boiled down to two. The Octane Q35 or Sole Fitness 35 both ellipticals. I chose the latter for it's SUPER duper quiet mechanical movements. Important as this will eventually be placed in my loft with bedrooms surrounding the area but for now it's in the garage. Perfect timing. Today it poured and I did a nice easy one hour workout in the privacy of my home, with music I wanted. No more "death by cologne" as I'm running on a treadmill where one can TASTE what the guy who decided to get on one next to you is wearing. No more watching people who shouldn't NOT be in tights work out in front of you and no more gym bunnies. Sadly THAT I will miss. Lol. Sole E35. Woohoo. I'm sore already.... Anybody else have an exercise machine or routine for the winter months?