Monday, January 14, 2008

The treadmill has landed

The treadmill arrived on Saturday morning, and what a fun time the delivery guys had getting it into the basement. They just do not design houses with large-object delivery in mind. Which doesn't make sense, as most people do at least have a couch.

We had errands to run, shopping to do on Saturday so the treadmill had to wait until Sunday morning. It turned out to be fairly easy to put together (though it's a good thing I have lifted a weight or two in my workout history, as the base was pretty darn heavy and we had to lift it out of the box). The cats were quite enchanted with the giant box the treadmill came in, so they provided entertainment while we were assembling the thing.

Moon and I both gave it a short spin, to try it out (still trying to convince Moon that he needs to buy sneakers) and then I had to get on with other things. But, it was in the back of my mind all day and I did hop on in the late afternoon/early evening and spent an hour on it. I put the TV on and I found the time went very fast; I could have stayed on longer except it was getting late and I had to finish getting supper and so on. But for whatever reason, I do enjoy using a treadmill very much and hopefully it will get lots of use.

Daily Record: 143.2 (-0.4)

BF: Toasted WW Raisin Bread (made myself) w/PB, coffee w/cream
Lunch: Sagrati's Greek Fest Wrap
Snack: Yogurt & Berries
Supper: Thai One On (Thai Shrimp Soup, ESBM) & 1 egg roll
Post workout snack: MultiGrain Cheerios w/2% milk


the Bag Lady said...

Congratulations on your treadmill! The Bag Lady mentioned to the Cowboy yesterday that all the work-out equipment is on sale at Canadian Tire and she wouldn't mind getting something. He replied "There's 160 acres here to work out on, why would you need a treadmill?" So she figures that was a no. Sigh.

JavaChick said...

Aww. 160 acres would be great except when it's freezing cold out and buried in snow. Cross-country skiing is always fun, but sometimes it's nice to be inside where it's warm & dry!

Laura said...

Hope you enjoy the treadmill. I need to get back to walking atleast 3 times a week *sighs* I just need to get motivated.

Hope George is still feeling better too!

Emily said...

yay for treadmills...we bought one on Saturday as well and I agree 100% that TV makes the time go by. We're gonna be the ones that stick with the treadmill usage, right?!?

JavaChick said...

laura - George seems to be fine, thanks for asking! Just think about how good you'll feel when you start exercising, maybe that will give you some motivation!

emily - glad you are liking your treadmill too!

I think I will stick to using it; I normally do OK with working out regularly and I think the treadmill will just make it that much easier. I have lots of DVDs at home, but sometimes I'm not in the mood to start one of those. I think it will be easier to convince myself to get on the treadmill for 20 mins, and then there's a good chance I'll keep on going!