I try to use the treadmill at least 4 times a week. It can get boring. I go to the library and get books on CD and listen to them while exercising it makes the time go by fast and I can keep up with the latest books i want to read.
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When using an exercise bike or a treadmill, stepper, etc while watching the tv... (or listening to the radio) an easy / fun way to get a bit of interval training in to kick up your workout, is to kick up the difficulty or tension a couple notches for commercials. Then when the commercials are over, kick it back down and you can "relax" and enjoy the show and then when those stupid commercials come on again, you can kick it back up. This kicked me right off the plateau I was stuck on!
I like to read while I walk on the treadmill. If I have a book I'm really enjoying, I save it specifically for treadmill time and don't let myself read it anywhere else. Some days I can hardly wait to start walking!41
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