Got a treadmill...started today

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   Posted 9/1/2009 7:36 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm really excited because walking is about the only thing I can do that doesn't hurt me.  I walked 15 minutes today.  I don't want to over-do it becaue I am really out of shape and I smoke so I am taking it slow.  I walk outside some but I live on the top of a mountain and what does down must come back up and its a pretty steep hill LOL
Anyone else want to start exercising with me for weight loss and just to try to feel better????
I will let everyone know how it's going.
Walked 15 minutes
Pulse when done 108
Weight 208 :- (  Darn Lyrica!!!!
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   Posted 9/1/2009 8:00 PM (GMT -6)   
yeah, you!!! I love my treadmill, or at least I did until the contacts for the battery corroded (it's a used one). Now I have no motivation to go on it b/c I don't know how far or how fast I am going. I started at a fast walk for 20 minutes then got up to 5 minute runs and walking in between for 1/2 hour! Now I mostly do pilates. As long as you keep moving and working that body, it's all good :) I try to exercise every day, but it wasn't always possible in the summer. Now that the kiddos are back in school, I want to get back on track. You'll see, you'll feel so much better after a workout! I can't believe I am saying that, I never exercised until I got fibro, lol. Now I talk like a fanatic ;)

I'd keep up with a motivational thread like that. Good luck to you!
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   Posted 9/1/2009 8:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I LOVE my treadmill!! Like you, I started off really slow and am now up to 30 minutes 7 days a week. It has really made a huge difference in how I feel and is a lot easier on my body than walking outside-I live right in the center of the only hills in town, so there's no real flat ground to walk on near my house. As soon as I hit an incline, everything starts to burn!

I really would like to lose some weight myself, but really my main goal is to feel better and be healthier. The experts say that 30 minutes of moderate exercise at least 5 days a week is one of the absolute bests things we can do to improve our health. I just read an article the other day that said a study was done that showed doing this much exercise is more helpful to heart patients than even angioplasty! I'd say that shows how important it is!

Good for you for taking that step! I really hope you see a lot of benefits from it :)
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   Posted 9/1/2009 9:14 PM (GMT -6)   
count me in, funny how something like this got posted today lol. yesterday i took to the treadmill for the first time in 8 years after finding out i had MS and had to take steroids and gained 60 lbs.
yesterday and today i jog/walked for an hour  on the distance speed of 3, it said i had gone 2.5 miles.
when i found out i had FM  a few weeks ago i was told to exercise and it's taken me until now to do it, im going to do an hour 5 days a week and rest on the weekends. before all of this i was a dance teacher and an aerobics instructor and was fit my whole life, i will get that life back slowly by surely.
after finding out about the FM, and already knowing i had MS i retired from my job and im waiting on SSD approval.
i know we can all do it, i have nothing but time anyway and i don't really go outside much because i can not take the heat i stay inside where its cool.
my only problem is my eating, i like to eat and its also what i eat that makes it a problem all my choices are not healthy ones.
they say it takes 6 weeks before you start to see any results but like i said i have all the time in the world.

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   Posted 9/1/2009 11:17 PM (GMT -6)   
That's great! I don't much like walking because there are too many moose where I live, and it gets so icy in winter. I just got all the "open swim" schedules for the high school and area pools in my area. My sweetie and I decided tonight that we would swim thru the winter. I'm excited because this will be our first exercise activity together after five years as a couple. We both suffer from Seasonal AFfected Disorder and his tendency is to sleep, and mine is to read and watch tv and snack! He is very slim and I am not, and we are trying to move around more. No longer-term goals for me yet, just getting out and doing it is enough.

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   Posted 9/2/2009 6:16 AM (GMT -6)   
I love my treadmil. I use it on and off. When I'm not flaring I get on it everyday. Lately I have been having a flare, but I'm going to try to do it for at least 15 mins tonight after work. You have inspired me!!! I'll keep you posted on how I feel.

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   Posted 9/2/2009 9:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey MEG,

I love your attitude and applaud your efforts to lose weight!!!!
I don't have a treadmill but I am a walker who would love to lose some weight.

You said your pulse was 108 when you were finished excercising. My resting heart rate
usually is 100 or over, so I am really ticking when I am done walking! I will join all of
you in getting some regular excercise. It is so good for us.

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   Posted 9/2/2009 12:12 PM (GMT -6)   
This is great!  I love seeing that you all are exercising like this.  I don't have a treadmill but I do have a lot of flat land in my development so that's where I do my walking.  Good for all of you! 
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   Posted 9/2/2009 2:01 PM (GMT -6)   
I live in central Illinois where everything is flat, well except my stomach. I have an ab lounger but it makes me nauseous going back on it so I'm giving it to my GD so she can get her tummy back to pre-baby shape. I don't need to lose much weight but if anyone knows how a fibromite can tighten the stomach muscles without hurting the neck or back let me know.
Oh yeah we were talking about treadmills weren't we. The weather is beautiful here right now so I will walk the dogs til it gets too cold. It will take me a week to get to my treadmill in my office, it looks like a paper factory exploded in there. smilewinkgrin
Keep up the good work with the walking no matter where your doing it at.
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   Posted 9/3/2009 2:56 AM (GMT -6)   
I usually swim most days of the week. In July I sprained my shoulder so so far, I am up to 4 days per week. Keep exercising it is worth it.

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