Gift to Myself

Friday, December 26, 2014

I have been thinking about getting myself this for quite a while but I couldn't justify buying it for the longest time. A couple of weeks ago DH and I discussed it and we decided to go ahead and order it for me. Not an expense we were planning on but I feel we made a great decision.

This is me trying out my new treadmill! DH takes terrible pictures but you can see the treadmill and my bike trainer in the background too.

So excited to have it! I have a few reasons why I wanted to give the treadmill a try.

1. I've never been great at going to the gym consistently to workout. So paying for a monthly membership is a waste really so I look at this as an investment.

2. I live in Chicago, not necessarily in a bad neighborhood but still I wouldn't feel comfortable going out alone for a walk or run. At least not being this out of shape.

3. Weather in the winter is unpredictable and right now I need routine in my life. This way I can go out to the garage and workout whenever I decide to do so.

4. I am struggling with self injury so I wanted to see if getting a treadmill would help me convert to a more healthy way of dealing with my feelings and emotions.

5. I want to be able to jog the trails in the forest preserves by spring so this will get me closer to that goal throughout the winter.

Today's Workout Summary:

Meet Sammy! After the treadmill I was on the bike trainer for a few minutes. He wanted to help momma workout!

Kisses because I picked him up!

He melts my heart! Such a sweet dog! Keeping momma company on the bike trainer!
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    What a fabulous gift you've given yourself! Way to go! Love your furry baby! Wishing you a fabulous new year!
    2333 days ago
    You have no idea how HAPPY seeing your smile makes me! I'm so happy that you have made this investment in your health! Like you, I like working out at home so this is AWESOME!! What a great way to begin the new year!! Happy New Year to you!!
    2333 days ago
  • KATIAT325
    That's wonderful. I'm glad you got it and are print it to use already. Is also suggest setting up a mood/ inspiration board on the wall, to give the space some more motivation and color. Maybe even a small TV and hook up Chromecast so that you can stream movies or shows?
    2334 days ago
  • MARYBETH4884
    A treadmill really can be a great investment! It's available close by 24/7 in all temps and weather! So glad you have a faithful workout buddy! Happy New Year!!!
    2334 days ago
    Yea. They are so good for all the reasons you mentioned. emoticon
    2334 days ago
    Good for you. That's awesome. I do wish I had one at home as well. Enjoy
    2334 days ago
  • HUGS2015
    So glad for you! You will love being able to work out at home. Here's to reaching your fitness goals in 2015! emoticon
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