Learning to Love the Treadmill

Thursday, January 08, 2009

I admit.. I use to be so envious of those of you who can burn it up on the treadmill - 5 and 6 mph for what seemed like an eternity, while I walked a brisk 4.0 mph. So fast forward 5 months and I'm finally hanging in there. WOW- The best part is I actually love it now. I look forward to it. Nothing more stress relieving than a good run. The feeling of accomplishment can't be replaced. My old excuse favorite... "Its too cold out I'll freeze when I leave the gym" has been replaced with a big coat, hat and gloves. This powerful machine is helping me to slim down tremendously. If I can encourage anyone by this.. I use to do 20 min at 4.0 mph, it took a long time for me move away from wanting to jump off because of that uncomfortable I'm out of breath feeling. Push yourself farther than what your body is comfortable with.. this is when you see results. I absolutely with a doubt can actually say that I'm In Love!

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    I will take your advice, ive been thinking about going out to the late in my neighborhood and jogging around but before i do that, I think i need to learn to job on the treadmill....thanks for the advice, its truly motivating me to try this today!!!!
    4211 days ago
    Oh my gosh!! I just got off the treadmill, did 30 min at 3.2. You have motivated me to bump it up a notch. I'm going to get back on this evening and im going to put is higher. I know it takes time, but I really don't push myself and I'm not consistant. Thank you for this blog, your whole page has motivated me. THANKS Girl!!!
    4244 days ago
    wow..i wasnt gonna go to the gym today but u just inspired me tooo!!

    THANK U & GOD BLESS emoticon
    4259 days ago
    I feel you on pushing yourself harder...its not easy to do that once you get in your comfort zone. I felt the exact same way about the elliptical. I could only stay on for maybe 5 or 10 minutes at first but now I'm on it for like 45mins!! ....Anyway I saw your pics and noticed that you had the same problem that I'm facing now..How did u get rid of that back fat?!! You look great i cant wait til my back looks like that....

    Keep up the good work!!
    4279 days ago
  • MVIRGO28
    Hello, I came across your page and wanted to comment on your blog. I use to the feel the same way years ago. But now I can run a 10k in less than 60 mins on the treadmill. :) It definitely help me shed alot of weight. However, my body got used to the running so I had to change my workout a lil bit. I only run a few days per week down but I have added spinning which is a MONSTER!!! Congrats on your success so far...

    4300 days ago
  • MANDE2009
    emoticon OH how I want to be able to do that....hell I have to get close to a treadmill first....but boy when I best believe I'm running like I never ran before...You are so motivational...keep it up...and thanks for the words about my weight loss! Love it.

    Until next time.....

    Be Strong, Be Confident, Be Healthy and start your day off with God....I do!
    4302 days ago
    Ok.. Youve inspired me to do some treadmill work.. LOL!!
    4306 days ago
  • DIVA321
    I agree I dreaded the treadmill. Now I actually enjoy it. I like the feeling I have after working out. Good luck to you. You are doing great!!
    4307 days ago
    I have learned to love the treadmill too, among other machines and activities. What helped me on the TM was music, music, music. It seems so much easier and shorter with some good tunes!

    Sounds like your doing great!

    4307 days ago
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