New Treadmill

I have always been an 'Earth Gym' kinda girl... The kind that gains a reasonable 5-7 lbs each Winter and shreds it off by the end of Spring just by being out, gardening, etc... but these last few years I have noticed less and less of a pull to get my butt outside in the rainy weather we so often have here. It has helped that I have had a toddler for the last... well 13 years. When I have a child get to the age of 5, some how, I have another baby, and so the toddler with wet shoes/butt/cuffs of pants thing starts all over again. And with the kids being homeschooled, and me having to find time to plan, set up, etc...... well, the kids are outside a lot. But I am not.

I was in need of some butt kicking. So The Man and I bought a treadmill two weeks ago. It arrived yesterday and after cleaning out our garage (which was no small feat and we took a huge van load to the thrift store) he and Alex put it together. This morning was my first workout on the treadmill. 20 minutes at a very brisk walk this morning, and my new routine is started. I think this will jump start a whole new schedule for me... something that has been sorely needed.

The kids found reasons to love it too. :)

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4 comments

Ivy said...

Good for you.
Love the kids new "fort."

Shirley said...

YAY for you! Funny how the best play things are "free"!

Katie said...

Hi there, this is completely unrelated to your post, but I just noticed Eva Cassidy on your music player and I just wanted to say a hearty THANKS! I love Eva Cassidy and I have never met anyone else who knew of her. I love that you do. And I love that you garden. Thanks for your blog. I love checking it.

Val in the Rose Garden said...

I think the best thing about the treadmill happened this morning... it was POURING down rain. And I went running. That is when you know it's worth it. When you are just not dedicated enough to go outside (cuz I'm not) but you'll def go to the garage. :)

I am LOVING the thing!

Blessings,

Val

PS I really like Eva Cassidy! Her voice is amazing. I have noticed she mostly does covers, but I like her just the same.

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