Anyone Have a TreadMill?

@devideddi (1437)
United States
September 24, 2009 10:17pm CST
I got a treadmill this week and I as very excited about it. I have always always wanted one. I never pushed the idea because they are expensive and I was afraid that I wouldn't stick to it. Plus we have no room for one. Well a neighbor was getting rid of his and offered it to me for free! I couldn't pass free up! I am just excited. Oh I know I said that already. But its exciting, lol. It is fun to think of using it all this winter and I hope to have some great results noticeable in the spring. I can be patient. I am starting out just a little at a time. Anyone have any tips?
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@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
26 Sep 09
I have a manual treadmill. And I love mine. Free is awesome. Enjoy it, just don't over do it. Increase your time on it by 5 minutes ever few days. That was the recommendation by my doctor. Drink water! Have fun, pick some favorite music to listen to. It won't feel like exercise that way.
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@devideddi (1437)
• United States
27 Sep 09
thats one of the things I like about it, that it don't feel like exercise!
@Opal26 (17691)
• United States
25 Sep 09
Hey devideddi! Congratulations! I think that you are going to have a blast with your new TreadMill! I don't have one, but my Mom does and she loves hers and she is 79! And she really uses it! I got on it and almost broke my neck! I just couldn't get the rhythm! I am clumsier then she is! Once you get used to it you will love it! And it is great especially in the winter if you can't get out and walk! And for free, who wouldn't want one! Enjoy it and I know that you're going to love the results!
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@devideddi (1437)
• United States
27 Sep 09
wow 79! I am a little on the clumsy side myself, hope that don't get in my way.
@phyrre (2324)
• United States
25 Sep 09
I actually got my treadmill when I was 16. I saved up the money I had from working and the money I got from my Sweet 16 party and bought myself both a sewing machine and a treadmill. It's really super exciting to get one! They're great machines, especially in the winter when walking outside isn't really that convenient. ^_^ I hope you really enjoy your treadmill. My advice would be to start out slowly and not overdo it. Take baby steps. Just because you feel OK the day you're doing the exercise doesn't mean you can keep packing it on because you might feel it extremely severely the next day and that's not good either.
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@devideddi (1437)
• United States
27 Sep 09
ok, got it thanks!!!!
@BStuff (498)
• United States
25 Sep 09
I've had a treadmill they are fantastic. Do not over do it the first month or so a lot of people tend to do this. Make sure you stretch a lot. I love jogging on treadmills. I play my music or turn on the tv and just go to town with a routine. A good beginning routine depending on which level you are would be 3minute warm up at around 3mph then 1minute jog at 4mph 2minute walk at 3.2mph 2minute jog at 4.4mph 1.5minute walk at 3.2 mph then repeat or recrease as needed based on your own personal level. Good luck, that is exciting! Work it girl!
@devideddi (1437)
• United States
27 Sep 09
great! I didn't even think about a routine, I was just walking fast,lol Very encouraging, thanks
• Malaysia
26 Sep 09
Yes, they are really are expensive. I have an exercise bicycle in my hall. I have not put my b.u.t.t. on it for donkey years. Then we bought a"blood circulation machine". It provides blood circulation therapy which can provide you an equivalent simulation benefit of aerobics for about a five-kilometer run. That is placed in a corner of the hall collecting dust! As usual, we used them when thy are new. I guess that is how your neighbour got rid of it to you. Lucky you!
• Philippines
26 Sep 09
hello Devideddi, Yes, I do have a tread mill but i rarely used it. becuase it takes more time than just do plain walking in the streets, that reminds me maybe i should try it tomorrow since i can't do walking in the middle of a rainy storm, it can exciting alright and tiring after wards.