Tuesday, February 16, 2010
I am getting really amazed at the treadmill. I do 4 miles now in an hour and it is getting addicting for when I don't do it I feel the urge to have to do it. I think I am really getting use to doing it which is saying something for me. I just did not enjoy it at all at first, it was like pulling teeth because it was so hard for me to do it. So yes it is getting easier to complete, so I like to do it more. Now I worry it is getting too easy for me. I try and make myself do the DVD's on wawlking too cause Leslie Sansone says your body just adjusts to the exercise and if you do not have variety in exercise your muscle use will not be as effective.
I also listen to music one day and watch tV the next on treadmill. My next test is to try and teach my body to run. This is not easy for me. One issue is my heart condition, my heart rate goes up so fast, well over 200. with that I need to take it very slow and listen to my body. I want to try and do the plan I read here on Spark to train to run where you run one min. walk 4 and so on. I cannot do this yet. Time will tell if my heart will get strong enough to do this. I am happy with the walking I am doing. I use to get short of breath just walking to my apartment from the car so I have come a long way for sure.
Just thought I would share one of of my experiences as I have changed my lifestyle.