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Treadmill (aka: Dreadmill)

Sunday, January 17, 2021

When weather doesn't allow for walking outside, I like to hop on my treadmill. It used to have the nickname that many do have, the dreadmill. I won't lie, I would dread getting on it for my walk. My other ones would collect dust or having items hanging from it. My current one has a screen on it so I could actually watch a movie while I walked. I would plug in my headphones and off I would go. Since it was an older model, it didn't take long for the software to be out of date. My treadmill no longer could support watching movies. I have always had my treadmill in the area where I could see the tv. Walking in the morning made it hard. I didn't want to wake my kids with the tv being so loud. With this, it got to be the dreadmill once again. With my goal of doing loving movement every day last year, I forced myself to get on. How could I get to enjoy my walks and see it as more of a positive? I decided to invest in a pair of wireless headphones I could hook up to the tv. This has made a huge difference for me. To help boost the walking motivation, I let myself watch certain shows only while I walk on the treadmill. For example, my watch list on two different streaming channels is only allowed to be watch while I am on the treadmill. I have watched a few series this way. People have said that takes some willpower to only watch then. It does but it is also very motivating. I will do what I can to make the time enjoyable. I can honestly say, I look forward to my time on the treadmill right now. It has gone from dreadmill to my friend the treadmill.

Here I am sporting my headphones while walking and watching Virgin River.

Again, Thor trying to figure the treadmill out so he can walk. I don't take him on the road much now due to the cold, snow, ice, and salt. I have heard of dogs with injured paws from all that. Instead, we play numerous hours of fetch.
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    Great work!!! I'm pleased for you. emoticon
    48 days ago
    Good for you and your great attitude.
    49 days ago
  • KATIE5668
    Awesome way to turn a boring period of time (exercise) into fun and something to look forward to!
    I love Virgin River..waiting for Season 3 !!!
    Dogs do very well on treadmills..that might be a great passtime for Thor too!!
    49 days ago
    I have my dog trained to walk on the treadmill.I am not able to go out in the ice and snow so she gets on the treadmill.(We play fetch too)
    50 days ago
  • FRAN0426
    Your right, I too have heard from others that the salt can harm the dogs paws when it is on your sidewalks or the roads. I know many people who walk their dogs early walk them on the road very early in the morning.
    Good job walking on the treadmill every day. Mr. Thor looks mighty handsome trying to figure out how to move that treadmill so he can walk too.
    50 days ago
    What a GREAT IDEA Jill!! LOVE your motivation!!

    Thor can learn easier than my previous cat Wincey (Princess, renamed Princey , renamed Wincey) who DID Learn how to walk on one. HAHAHA it was a GREAT STUPID pet trick!!

    WTG Jill!!
    50 days ago
  • LINDA!
    Thor looks adorable on the treadmill.
    50 days ago
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