Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Treadmill

Okay, I got on the treadmill.  Yes, I really did it.  I've been whining to myself for weeks, well, months about just getting on there. I did today.

I mentioned in yesterdays post that I hate to exercise in front of people.  Well, we were watching a movie, I decided to get on it and watch the movie while walking. 

So I dropped the treadmill into position. Dust flew everywhere, spiders suddenly lost their home, I think I even saw a few squirrels who were trying to nest for the winter. 

Strapped on the tennis shoes and started walking.

No one noticed. 

No embarrassing squeals like "Oh look, Mom's on the treadmill!", "What are you trying to do mom, run a marathon!".

Nope, nothing at all. I asked at one point if I was too loud and they said no and that was it.  So I may be embarrassed to exercise in front of the family but clearly they don't care. 

So I walked for a bit over 1/2 hour. It was slow.  I tried the treadmill endeavor about 6 months ago, tried to walk too fast, even tried some light running and messed up my ankle and leg for about 3 weeks.  This time I am going to go slow. Very slow. Until my ankle can keep up or tells me otherwise. 

I don't want to get too excited yet.  But my goal is to get on there several times during the week.  I plan to change my Hot 100 goal from "get moving" to "regular exercise".  Not this hit or miss junk that I have been doing. 



  1. great job Deb! a journey of a thousand miles begins with just one step and you took that step today! Awesome sauce!!

  2. Wow, that is great! You got outside your comfort zone and DID it. Way to go!


  3. Good for you debbi. Nice one.

  4. Great job Debbi! I am so glad to hear you did this! I am a little worried about the poor spiders, squirrels, and all the other critters that had holed up in the treadmill though. :-)

  5. Yaaaay Debbi! THIS is how you make changes. You get on and do what you can. My theory is that doing ANY kind of exercise is better than sitting on the couch! Gooood for you. Start off slow. Thats how amazing things happen. I didnt used to be able to jog for even 30 seconds when I started. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would be able to run miles at a time.


  6. Go Debbi, go Debbi, go! Go, go, go, go! This is great news! Keep it up and pretty soon you won't be able to KEEP yourself from exercising.

  7. Yay Debbi! You rock! The first step is always the hardest and you did it!

  8. Great! Please do start slowly, though, and be careful on that thing. Walking is absolutely the best exercise to begin with, no matter about the weight or physical shape we're in. It helps me mentally, too. Makes me feel as if I've done something good for myself. And before you know it, you will look forward to it. Yes, you will. Believe it, girl!

  9. Oh I so proud of you Debbi, you did it. One great big milestone put behind you. YEAH!!! Oh I so happy for you.
    Slow and easy, one step at a time. You rock girl!!!
    Take care and good luck this week. God Bless!!

  10. Great job on having the courage to get on the treadmill. Now how about a specific goal? 4 days a week, 30 min? You're doing this. great job!

  11. You can do it! You have to start somewhere. Slow and steady wins the race all the time. Before you know it you will be running!

  12. Wow! That is fantastic that you tried out the treadmill and you won!!! Great job! Keep hopping on and soon it will be another really great habit! Michele

  13. Great job on the treadmill.. just take it slow and you will get there!

  14. Oh you made me laugh over the spiders! That's probably what would happen if I got on my Nordic Track again, LOL!

    Don't think I'm quite up for it yet.

    But you won a great battle there! Keep doing it and you'll do great in your challenge! Walking is excellent exercise, so just do that, don't worry about running until your body is truly ready. I'm not sure mine will ever be, but I know walking can take me the same places.


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