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Day two - treadmill 2, me 0!!!


Monday, January 21, 2013

I think I am going to love my new treadmill, but it will be after a period of courtship!

On day one, I pushed the wrong button, the one for a weight loss walking experience - I didn't read the manual to know what I was getting into. It started out very slowly, then a little faster, then up came the incline feature ....
oops, I was not expecting that one. I needed to slow down a bit .... okay, I lost that one. I quit at 15 minutes.

Day two, today, I thought "I am going to try that one again!" The timer starts at 30 minutes, we start out slowly, just like yesterday, then faster and steeper, "I can do this!" I'm hanging in there , I am halfway through the 30 minutes. Then faster and steeper yet , whoa, I need to slow up , I am too out of shape, darn! I push stop, and check my heart rate , it was 160, I thought it must have been at least 200! Ok, I get a sip of water and back on it, I made the 30 minutes, but not as was presented to me, I had to modify it a bit. And let me just say, I am still sweating! Tomorrow I am not going to stop!!!!! I will do this!!!

I could just pick my pace and walk for a longer time, and sometimes I will. But I am stubborn, and I will master this beast!

That's what I get for slacking off a bit this past month! At a steady pace and a level surface, when I walk outside, I can walk for a long time. This is more challenging - just what I need to get off the plateau I've been on! Wish me luck!
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REYNOLDSDJ 1/23/2013 11:44PM

    Your courtship with the treadmill sounds like the love/hate relationship I have with the elliptical machine. I hate that beast!

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BIGPAWSUP 1/23/2013 11:43AM

    Sounds awesome! I know the two of you will have a beautiful relationship.

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BLITZEN40 1/22/2013 11:30PM

    How fun to have a new treadmill! Way to go sticking with it even at high speeds on the incline! emoticon

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NEWMEN2013 1/22/2013 10:14AM

    Good for you sticking to it even when it's challenging. I use a treadmill too but mine doesn't adjust elevation, just speed. I can handle the 20 minute workout w/a max speed of 4.0 mph or even 4.5 mph (both are about 1.15 miles in 20 minutes) but the 30 minute workouts are max 6.0 and 6.5 and I'm nowhere near conquering those just yet!
I generally use the manual setting so I can control the speed and gradually increase it.
Keep up the good work!
You can do it!
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ALEXSGIRL1 1/22/2013 5:36AM

    treadmills take a bit to get used too and I find the preprogramed ones a little to fast for me I like the maual ones Go at your own pace and fast when you are ready. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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