Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Back to the old grind, again.

I got back to my treadmill today. I have been away from it and my back was starting to get stiff. It worried me because the exercise is a must after back surgery. It is so easy to stop exercising and go back to old habits that are so much more fun. I am hoping for a new treadmill for Christmas. Mine is a walmart special and the walking area is to narrow. I have to be so careful about where I step. I know Guyk will throw it out the door if I fall off of it. So easy does it.

7 comments:

Jack said...

I use a treadmill too, never enough I might add. Today was brutal, up and down the ladder on the kid's roof, then spent the rest of the day trying to stay ahead of the roofer doing carpentry from atop a ladder, there were some bad rafters, etc. that I'm still working on. It was a two Vicodin day but I made it home in one piece. More of it tomorrow. I can't imagine crawling on that treadmill though.:)

Hammer said...

My treadmill became a clothes hanger. On brush pickup day I see at least 3 or 4 perfectly good ones on the curb.

You may want to check the classifieds for a barely used deluxe model.

H2o said...

Maybe Santa Guy will get you a new one if your a good girl.

pamibe said...

I keep thinking that I'd love a treadmill, but I have to walk the dog... and she could go a lot farther than I can! LOL!

I haven't walked for two weeks. And I can tell, both because of my body and the dog's energy level...

Marian said...

Penny - I belong to a gym but enjoy just walking in place at home in my bedroom by putting a tape in of "Walk Away the Pounds" Express with Leslie Sansone. I have been doing this for about four years now. I usually do the one for 30 mins., which is 2 miles (Walk Strong tape) You have stretching exercising with it also. I feel great after I do this one. She has 3 to 4 mile tapes but enjoy the 2 mile one better. This may be an alternative for you if you get tired of the treadmill.

NICKEL said...

Well, Jack, I think you are getting enough exercise and fresh air too.

Hammer, I wanted a new one because I wanted to be sure the electronics would work properly. But thanks for the idea.

h2o, you really think so?

Pamibe, the treadmill increases my heart rate over a period of time with no interruptions.

Thanks, Marian, but I could not exercise in that manner. The treadmill makes me walk and keep up with it.

rockync said...

There are also excerise equipment stores that sell used. You can find barely used equip for a fraction of the original cost. Lots of people use them a few times, then realize they don't have the commitment. I have a treadmill that I only use in the winter since I have a really nice walking track at the park just around the corner. My border collie, Molly lives for our nightly walks. The treadmill belong to my daughter in law. Had to have it, but then said it hurt her back so I took it.