Back on the treadmill again
January 21, 2016 7:40pm CST
I recently posted that I have gone on and off walking on the treadmill on a daily basis. Walking for one hour was just resulting in too much pain. I decided I was going to try and walk twice a day, or three times a day for shorter periods of time (15 minutes). Then I got a cold and stopped again. I have decided that more than once a day is impossible. I'm having a hard enough time fitting once a day in. I started at 15 minutes, twice a day. Then I went to 20 minutes once a day and today I did 25 minutes. I think NOT looking at the numbers on the treadmill are helping me. As long as I stick to the time and forget about calories burnt, distance walked, and whether I get that extra green light on by increasing speed, and stick to the time spent on there I can do it. The only thing I have felt is increased pain in my groin area when I stand up, no late night overall leg pain. For those who don't know, I have fibromyalgia (chronic pain) and cannot overdo or I will suffer the consequences. The pain in my groin isn't going anywhere and it only hurts when I first stand up. I can live with that. So I'm sticking with the fitness/walking but in a different way. Now I have to add writing time to my day.
8 people like this
• United States
22 Jan 16
I have a terrible heal spur resulting in no treadmill for me. I am now trying to jump on my trampoline. which was doing great until the burn in my ankles. That seems to be gone for now though. I am going back to working out after seeing the Dr next week.
• Lima, Peru
22 Jan 16
Walking is a great activity and brings benefits to our health. If you do it for 25 minutes a day is good. I hope that you keep enjoying it, but if it causes pain I would rather ask for advice to a physician. Take care.
• Orangeville, Ontario
24 Jan 16
I have fibromyalgia so the pain is always going to be there. I have spoken to my doctor and it was her recommendation to break it down to two or three short sessions. 25 minutes was fine but I did 30 minutes last night and my legs were bothering me early this morning disrupting my sleep. I'm going to go back down to 25 minutes.
22 Jan 16
my treadmill's rubber got busted a while back that forces me to jog at the back every once a day. but now my feet hurts i have to do other forms of exercise. i envy you, please continute the use of treadmill because you get really good results from there.