Friday, July 11, 2014

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Treadmill Desk

I thought I'd post about my latest health kick, my treadmill desk. After my 40th birthday last year, I got discouraged about losing weight because well, I didn't have much success. I exercised almost every day and only lost about 10 pounds! They say weight loss is 80% food and only 20% exercise and I believe it now, lol! But I'm not one to give up easily, so on to the treadmill desk.

To be fair though, I am very healthy! I had a full check up including a pelvic sonogram, a mammogram, and every blood test imaginable. Doctor said I am in great health! Thank God! Only one small problem - I'm obese. Technically obesity isn't a sickness but can lead to health problems in the future. My goal is to lose enough weight not to be considered obese.

So what's a treadmill desk?

Basically a desk attached to a treadmill. Here's a picture of mine. I originally had a different treadmill my husband got me for Mother's Day, but it broke. The company replaced it, and the desk I had before didn't fit the arms of the new treadmill. So, alas I had to buy a new desk. The last desk I had was just scrap wood I covered with an old dress of mine. You can actually see it on top of my new desk. (Black & white material with pink accents)

I like this metal desk much more because it has lots of room to store all my stuff. And I like this treadmill more because it has buttons on the arms for speed and incline, so I don't have to worry about not reaching the control board.

Since I'm just starting back walking, I'm doing about 3 miles a day at very slow speeds. If I'm doing a lot of typing maybe 1 mph -1.3 mph, but if I'm just surfing the internet or reading then 1.5 mph. So far so good! I hope to increase my walking to about 5 miles per day soon.

Here are some more pictures...the last one is my view from my desk when I look to the right. You can't really tell, but I can see the Caribbean ocean from my treadmill.


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