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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. emoticon
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    There is no need to push yourself to run, but what you do want to do is make sure you are increasing your heartrate. As someone else suggested, use the incline on your treadmill to get your heart rate up. Use the combination of the spead and the incline to get your heart rate up for one minute and then take it down for one minute (or 4!). The concept is the same as running only its a little easier on your heart and knees. You might want to work up to a 3 minute interval of a good incline with speed and then take it down for a minute. (Or one good pumping song on the ipod and one slower song). emoticon
    4177 days ago
    I'm so feelin' happiness for you! I hate my dreadmill and no matter what I do, Lucretia and me will just never be friends. I do however love pounding the pavement. I will continue to try as it is cold as H*&# out there.
    4177 days ago
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    I had been using my treadmill just flat...now I have started putting it on an incline. I started ever so slightly, now I have it inclined a little more..it sure does make a difference in the backs of my legs.

    Keep up the good work, but don't try to do things that your body is not ready to do. I tried running on mine, but had to stop as my breathing did not come back to normal after a couple minutes. My asthmas won't let me run YET...but I will try again.

    You are an inspiration!! emoticon
    4177 days ago
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    Comment edited on: 2/17/2010 1:11:11 AM
    That is great! Keep it up!
    4178 days ago
    I too am using the tredmill. I am now well over two miles daily and taking 50 minutes i want to get it to 60 minutes and three miles hoping before day 28.

    The good thing about it is you can stop and just go sit down in your easy chair if you need to. thats why I am liking it so much especislly with the ice and snow outdoors. Pat in Maine emoticon
    4178 days ago
  • JJPJ4242
    You give me hope that the treadmill will get easier. Tooth-pulling? Yeah, that's about right. But I know someday it will be better.
    4178 days ago
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    I love the treadmill too, but my knee's think differently! BUT I push on, your doing, great!! emoticon
    4178 days ago
    Love it. Watch that emoticon issue and push it slowly but just enough to make your body ask "what the..." Have a great rest of the week.
    4178 days ago
  • MRSSASS2010
    Way to go! emoticon I love the treadmill too! I feel so accomplished afterwards!

    4178 days ago
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