Thursday, January 17, 2013
Okay so it didn't really attack...but it was a bit scary for a minute there...LOL
So we finally got the treadmill set up Saturday night. Sunday I woke up determined to get on that treadmill. Mind you, I haven't used it in over 2 years due to the weight limit (which still bugs me that exercise equipment used to lose weight has a weight limit...really...lol)
So Sunday, i get up ready to take on the treadmill. I get dressed, go out look over all the controls, pop in a movie and start. Unfortunately, i picked the wrong pre-programed option. I was walking along and it just kept getting faster and i couldn't get my feet under me enough to jump off...next thing i know...I am holding on as my knees are on the belt. Luckily i had hooked the safety key on and it finally came out and shut off. By this time the front of the machine is off the floor because i have a death grip on the arms and my knees are on my floor. I slowly get up, setting the front of the treadmill back down on the floor carefully.
I am laughing now because at this point it is funny. My son comes running out to see what is going on. We check it out...the machine is fine. My knees are a little rubbed but not bad (thankful for pants). I decided to take a break and chill.
About an hour later i did get back on...using the manual settings only...LOL I managed to get on again Monday but was feeling sore. By Tuesday I realized i must have pulled a muscle (or 5) in my arms and back from my death grip on the machine. You know how whiplash takes a few days to kick in...that's what this was like.
Wednesday i did get on for a lap. Today, Thursday I did 2 laps (half mile). I decided to work my way up. This way i can find what works for me and what i can and can't do on the machine...without it kicking me to the floor...LOL
Mind you...while this was going on my dog was next to the machine...jumping off wasn't an option either as i would have squished her. LOL We have since set her on it on the lowest setting...she rode to the end...hopped off and doesn't go near it anymore. YAY! Because Saturday night she kept trying to get on when we were setting it up and trying it out. I was so afraid her little foot would get caught under the belt. We will walk on the ground with her...lol
So now that the treadmill and I have an agreement (no more tricks)! and We have all had a good laugh (which burns calories also). Let's do this!! (without injury!)
Okay, problem solved! The setting i used went by your heart rate. I didn't have a heart monitor on, nor was i holding the heart rate pads on the machine...which is why it kept speeding up. Yeah, that program sucks...LOL At least i have figured it out...and can avoid that setting at ALL costs...LOL
I have now labeled that as the doomsday section...my soon to be 13 year old son thinks its funny...but won't try it (thank the heavens) LOL