Does the gym offer any classes that you might be interested in? I just joined a gym for the first time a couple of months ago. I've been trying out a lot of the classes & don't really use the machines much. Spinning is my new favorite! I was self conscious when I went in (& still am at times), but everyone is there for the same reason. Some people are more fit than others & that's not going to change. I just plan to be one of the fits ones!
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I to get bored on the treadmill and in the spring i go walking at a local campground but im bored with that now, so ive picked another park not far from my house to walk around, however i dont do cold so i guess im looking at investing in a gym membership again come janurary.
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Have you tried the Couch 2 5k. It's a walk run program that you can do on your treadmill. You can download podcasts to listen and tell you when to run and when to walk. It really helps with the boredom because you are switching it up AND listening to new music every week.
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Hello! I think the treadmill sux and I don't like the bike. I do like to run outside just because even if there are people still watching you, who cares? Most of them want to run but makes excuses not to, and others that do run normally applaud fellow runners when they see them. I also like running outside because there is a change in scenery, and the climate makes it more challenging or easier, depending on how the day is....Good luck with your routine!
I swear I used to feel the same way. Now when I go I take my ipod and dance while I am on the elliptical and NO ONE seems to even notice me LOL. I hold my head high and smile at everyone. When I first started I would walk in with my head down... no ipod.. no head phones, and I would watch everyone to see if ANYONE was looking at me. I must have looked like a scared little mouse. LOL Now I am totally in tuned to what I want to accomplish. I also get VERRRRRRRRRRY bored. I push myself to do 2 cardio machines and strength training. I am unable to run on the treadmill so I stick to what I know I can do for right now. I want to lose more weight and then I will try to get back on the treadmill. I can hardly run for 1 min without my legs cramping up. Try moving onto a new machine. I will try doing 3 cardio machines and then my strength training on monday. I hear doing 90 mins of cardio is best for weight loss. I have been going for 2 months 4-5 days a week and each time it gets easier.
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Hey SparkPeople! I'm still new to the site and still trying to figure things out on here. I'm 21 and want to loose weight and become healthy for many reasons.
My biggest problem is getting bored on the tredmill. I can usually last about 30 minutes, but I never can keep an intrest. The same goes to the gym. A trip to the gym is usually a waste of gas for me. I just get embarrassed and want to leave.
Hopefully I can find some good tips on here! Jennifer
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