Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Researching Treadmills...

I ate 1336 calories yesterday and burned 525. Thank goodness I was supposed to exercise yesterday. I was so antsy Sunday wanting to, that I should have just gone ahead and done it. I even wake up every mornin' singin' one of the songs on the DVD. How funny is that? Tomorrow's my official weigh-in and I've got my fingers crossed that I will see a new number in the tens place.

Been researching treadmills. Wow, there are some costly ones out there. WalMart does have one that sounds pretty good. Will go down there when the weather breaks and check them out. I've got one on my mind that has a lifetime warranty on the frame and a 25 year warranty on the motor. That will outlive me. And it has thingies that you hold on to that you can use for an upper body workout as well. There's also a workout fan and an iPod dock with speakers. The biggest problem with any of them is the weight of the thing. They are anywhere from 175 pounds to over 200 pounds. There is no way I will ever be able to get it out of the car, much less into the house by myself. So what ever I decide to get I will have to make a plan to do it when I have company coming that can help me haul it in here. And before you ask, there is no seller near enough to me to deliver it and I only have one neighbor that could help and I don't think just he and I could do it. I think it would take one more person at least.

I asked a question a couple of days ago that got by-passed (probably because it was buried in the middle of a paragraph), so I'll ask it again. To those of you out there that have personal trainers or belong to gyms, "How often do you measure the body parts?"

Hope you have a great and healthy day!

6 comments:

MaryFran said...

Good luck with the treadmil search!!!! You'll have to let me know what you end up with ...and how well you like it as my husband and I are contemplating setting up our own little home gym and forego our monthly membership.

And the answer to your question. I don't have a regular personal trainer....I do go to the gym (somewhat regularly) and I do exercise regularly. I usually try to measure myself once a month....however, I do believe that it's been a few months since I last did it. I keep all my figures on a spreadsheet....going back throughout this journey.

Sadekat said...

Hi Just saw your post on Oct's blog and came right over to explore! I would love to have a treadmill, but apartment space is too small :(

I have an answer for your measurement question. I used to work out with a trainer and she would measure me once a month.

Fatinah said...

I think it is best to do that monthly.....

Donna B said...

Good for you for thinking of a treadmill, especially since you live out in the country. I got the recumbent bike and will walk outside since we live in a small town with sidewalks and great walking paths. I measure myself about once a month. Good luck on the treasmill search and keep up the good work on your calorie tracking!

grammy said...

Well at least you know you would need to do it when people were coming out. I don't have a trainer, but think it would be cool.

MizFit said...

there are some FANNY ones huh?
and not so.
a dear friend of mine once lost 100 pounds walking on a cheapcheap nonmotorized treadmill.

she taught me that anything works if you use it...who knew :)