Exercise machines at home.......

Philippines
May 12, 2008 11:07am CST
Hi to all friends and myLotters! A lot of home TV shopping networks and shows have promoted in the last years a variety of things including exercise machines and contraption. I remember my cousin years back buying a stomach cruncher but smiling now as she is not using that anymore and she has gotten fat. Whenever I go to some friend's house, I see exercise machines but ask them whether they are using it and most often, the answer is no. I am also guilty of that as my mom's exercise bike and my ball is just stored at one corner and we are getting fat. Did you ever bought an exercise machine? For what purpose did you buy it? Are you still using it? Thanks and hope we again use it for the reason we bought it.
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@luvstochat (6908)
• United States
12 May 08
I bought a treadmill once and used it maybe 3 times I ended up sellingit. My husband bought a weight bench and weight set it is sitting in the back room collecting dust. I go to my local YMCA to workout now.
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@webeishere (36315)
• United States
12 May 08
I love the new treadmills that are programable as far as time, length of walk, type of terrain, type of walking, etc. Plus they have a heart montior built in etc. Great but costly. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• Philippines
12 May 08
Well it seems that working out in a group or with other people is better than doing it on your own at home. I agree with you with you grandpa bob as if its taking you to miles of walking and getting the chance to vary your work out. I also loved those programmable treadmills but really expensive.
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• United States
12 May 08
I have a treadmill here in my room and I really like it. I still use it. Although I haven't used it in a while because I've been busy but when I do use it I run for like an hour to an hour and a half. I bought it so that I could lose weight and get myself healthy anf fit. I really like running but there are times when I just really don't have the time and when I am so tired that I can't even get up.
• Philippines
13 May 08
Yeah Oreo is right in saying its good that you are still using your treadmill. I know the feeling of not being able to stand due to tiredness. At least you had a good deal in using your treadmill and get to loose weight. I dont have a treadmill and I use to go to the gym but like Oreo, I also like breathing the air outside for a walk.
• United States
13 May 08
Yeah thanks guys. And yeah I would like to go outside and walk. But where I live it's very dangerous to even walk outside. It's gotten even more dangerous in the past few years. Cops are almost outside everday. You see fights between little kids and stuff. So I have to resort to my treadmill and to looking out the window and watch the birds. LOL.
@winterose (39887)
• Canada
12 May 08
I bought and exercise bike in the 1970's and hardly every used it. I learned my lesson from that, I don't buy any more of that stuff, they all claim they do wonders and people who use them all the time do not find that they do any more than just plain dieting.
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• Philippines
12 May 08
Well I guess it takes a lot of commitment and combined with dieting to get the results that the companies are telling in promoting their product. I also a bit learned my lesson. I need to have more commitment in using them to lose weight.
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@webeishere (36315)
• United States
12 May 08
I have a junk old time stationary bike that we have never used other than as a clothes rack next to our dryer. I am looking to buy a treadmill as when I stay overnight at the casinos I use their exercise rooms and love the treadmills. They are a tad costly so a new TV first, then a new camera, then the treadmill hopefully. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!`
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• Philippines
12 May 08
Seems like our stationary bike have the same situation now but its not used as a clothes rack but just accumulating dust in my brother's room. Good luck and hope u get your new TV, camera and the treadmill.
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@itsmepinky (1300)
• India
12 May 08
Hello gabrielle , seeing you after along time. Yes i have bought a exercise machine before. It is meant for the stomach and back. But i have hardly used it and it is just lying there. I am thinking of buying a cycle as i want to reduce my thighs and butt :( ~Pinks~
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• Philippines
12 May 08
Yeah Pinks. I have been busy and just dropping by myLot once in a while. Also, there were times I was not in the mood to post and I don't know why. Anyway, I hope your bicycle wont have the same fate as your exercise machine for your stomach. Lol
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@chrislotz (8141)
• Canada
19 Jul 08
Like everything else, the novelty has worn off. This happens so often and it is what the manufactures love and depend on. That is one of the reasons the same manufactures keep coming up with something else. I have had an exercise bike and a tread mill and a tummy cruncher and everything else you can think of. I would use them for maybe a few weeks and then get lazy and not use them anymore. I don;t have any of them now, since I moved out of province, but I have had my share of gadgets that just sat and collected dust. It's just like anything else new to come out, like my bread maker, or my George Foreman grill, I use them for a few months and now they just sit on the counter taking up room and getting dusty. The novelty wears off.
• United States
12 May 08
Over the years I have also bought exercise things to use in the home. It starts out being used and then some where down along the way it gets stored. I have no idea why I buy these things when ever the first few I bought are now gathering dust. And I have gained weight. I also have the use of a fitness room right across the street from my house and it doesn't cost a dime to use it. I did make use of it for quite a while and then winter struck and you guessed it. I stopped going over there. Excuse used: It's too cold to get out and go do that. Than I will be all sweaty and I will end up getting sick. A person can come up with a excuse for anything if they try hard enough. I do need to lose some weight but as I have heard the hardest part of a exercise program is starting back again.
@arkaf61 (10881)
• Canada
14 May 08
Well the only thing I bought so far was an exercise bike and I did use it every day until it broke down and worked no more. I think the key is to buy something that we already enjoy anyways, so doing it every day is actually positive. It's not exercising but spending some time doing one thing we like. I sometimes would just put some music on, other times I would have the tv on. Maybe I didn't do it like they said in the instruction's booklet but I did it, and that was just as important. I would like to have another one but I have no space now so that's not in the plans for any time soon.
@teison2 (5921)
• Norway
14 May 08
I have never bought an exercise machine. i know I would not use it. i have bought a Qigong dvd though. This I plan on using (hehe). I have used it twice. maybe I will use it today. Who knows. I know it is good for me though.