2009/01/19 at 10:35 pm | Posted in Discipline, Exercise, Health, Inspiration, Life, lifestyle change, Motivation, weight loss, weight loss blog | Comments Off on Preparation
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In preparation for the two upcoming 5k walks and the biggie, the Disneyland 5k run in September, I went out and bought something I had been wanting to buy for some time now: a treadmill.

It’s not the fanciest, most advanced piece of equipment you can buy because, well, I have debts I’ve got to pay and anything more than the price of this unit would have been a burden on my wallet. But after assembling the thing and giving a spin a few times, I’m very happy I finally purchased one.

So, how have I done so far? Since buying the thing on Saturday (after getting our taxes done and being very happy with the results!), I jogged a mile each weekend day and today jogged over 2 miles–about 2/3 the distance of a 5k in 27 minutes. Not bad for a guy that just a few years ago was downing Hostess Fruit Pies like they were going out of style.

And I’ve come to realize that watching TV while on the treadmill is much easier than just listening to my iPod, except for when you’re watching COPS and they are pursuing a suspect on foot–I got slightly dizzy šŸ™‚ I also noticed that weight seems to come off much quicker when you jog instead of doing Wii Fit, so I have temporarily abandoned it. I haven’t sweat like this in a long time.

Once I get the hang of this, then it will be time to take this dog and pony show outside into the great wide open and see how I handle real terrain. Sounds simple enough but I do realize that it will be entirely different.

We’ll see how it goes!

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