Thankful For My Treadmill (#10)

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"My favorite exercise is between a lunge and a crunch.  I call it lunch."

Like many of you, I spend a lot of time sitting at my computer.   Due to a number of significant injuries, if I stand or sit for any extended period of time, my back and hips start to hurt. 

I tend to lose track of time when I write, so I often set the timer on my phone to go off at least every hour.  That is my queue to get up and move. 

One of my favorite things to do is get on my treadmill if even for a few minutes. When I say "favorite" it doesn't mean I enjoy it but I find it an effective way to loosen up in a short period of time so I can get back to what I was doing. 

Having the treadmill in my home allows me to get on it several times during the day to keep the 'ol body as flexible as possible.  I have even discovered that I tend to play a better game of golf if I spend a few minutes on the treadmill just before I leave the house. 

I'm more of a sports person.  I like to play a game where there are points involved.  The treadmill is boring but it does help me stay more mobile than I would be otherwise during those days when I can't get out and be more active.   

I am thankful for my treadmill.

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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Good morning,  Carol --- while a treadmill may be a better choice,  some may decide on lunch.  Choose wisely. Right?



Nov 19, 2018 06:14 AM #1
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Carol. I would never think of a machine in that way but if it works for you......

Nov 19, 2018 07:19 AM #2
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

HI Carol Williams - Having a treadmill is a great way to stay fit.  I have a commercial grade recumbent bike. I have to place it in front of the TV or I would get bored out of my mind. The other thing I do is look at the different indicies like calories burned, number of minutes, etc. to give me small goals to reach.

Nov 19, 2018 08:07 AM #3
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I am glad you enjoy and are thankful for your treadmill.  My treadmill is going up and down the stairs many times a day...I like going to  classes, and our long walks.  A

Nov 19, 2018 08:32 AM #4
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
RE/MAX Gold - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Perhaps you would like to buy my Precor Elliptical? I don't know why I bought it when I never used the treadmill, either.

Nov 19, 2018 09:13 AM #5
Gloria Todor
Century 21 Absolute Realty - Springfield, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

Carol, I too use the treadmill since it is easier to just get on the thing without too much effort.  I do prefer outdoor activities but the in house option works for me. Happy golfing!

Nov 19, 2018 09:15 AM #6
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Carol,  I am thankful for mine also but not on it enough in the summer time but now getting colder I need to


Nov 19, 2018 09:16 AM #7
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I worked at a software company for 8 years.  I can attest to the pain that comes from sitting in front of a computer all day.  Fortunately, the company downsized, had a layoff and gave me a golden parachue.  Otherwise, I would have been crippled.

Nov 19, 2018 05:01 PM #8
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Carol- we had a treadmill and recumbent bike at one time but when we moved back to FL we got rid of them.  We decided that with the weather here, we needed to get our behinds outside and walking, which we do. 

Nov 19, 2018 06:19 PM #9
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Carol, I keep telling myself to get up and get on the treadmill.... and I will. Use to do this all the time. And, now that it is cold out my husband walks the dog. So I need to exercise and may start doing what you do..set my alarm :)

Nov 19, 2018 07:06 PM #10
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I have a treadmill and vow to get back on it. I always felt better walking for 30 minutes each day.

Nov 19, 2018 07:41 PM #11
Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

I would like to have a treadmill for those wintery days where outside walking/running isn't possible. But I certainly agree to its boringness (if that's a word).

Nov 20, 2018 02:59 AM #12
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

My Fitbit reminds me to get up each hour and move around, so I'm grateful for that. I'd rather get outside, enjoy nature and take photos during my walk, but anything below 55 degrees is too  cold for me. Sometimes I wear a path in the rug getting my steps in!

Nov 20, 2018 08:57 AM #13
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Like Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, my Fitbit gives me a nudge each hour and it's often time to refill the coffee cup anyway! LOL

I used to have a treadmill and I gave it to my SIL, who later sold it, claiming she never used it! LOL I do have a stationary bike and love it. I'm sure I could use it more but, it's there when the mood strikes! Like you, I do better when I use it! LOL

Nov 20, 2018 11:55 AM #14
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

I wish I had space for something like that.  I have to settle for a stepper, which can work up a sweat pretty quickly too.

Nov 21, 2018 12:33 AM #15
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

Our bodies were meant to move and the weather doesn’t always cooperate here in Washington so BRAVO Carol Williams 

Nov 27, 2018 06:15 AM #16
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