I am thinking of buying a treadmill for Dh and I to walk/jog on at night once the kids are asleep.
We've got no motivation to head outdoors after work and after the kids are in bed 😟 (obviously one would stay home)
Does anyone own one? What do you think?
Any pros/ cons before choosing?
Dh has to loose 15-20kg also.
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28-04-2014 12:01 #1
28-04-2014 12:04 #2Senior Member
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I had the same idea! Now it sits in the living room with its judgmental stare whilst it gathers dust!
28-04-2014 12:13 #3Senior Member
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28-04-2014 12:16 #4
Yeah my mum has one, she goes through bursts of motivation and uses it. But then drops off entirely, Because it does get very boring.
If you get one maybe do the couch to 5k program and learn to run?
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28-04-2014 12:27 #5Senior Member
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Hi all, I have rented one for 6 months (twce) and it was great for getting into exercise- I was on mat leave with 3 kids so going out to the gym/ running wasn't really possible... I rented a good quality one that had levels/ inclines and built in programs. 15 mins on an interval program and that was enough for me each day. DH, who is a seasoned runner, used it a lot too. Ours was in the garage connected to the house and I used to use it once or twice a day and DH maybe 3 times a week. I liked the complete convenience of it. After 6 months, the job was done (lol) and we returned it as I had lost weight and DH now has a gym at work. I try and go for a walk to and from the shops or a quick jog around the block if DH is at home, but the treadmill was excellent while we had it.
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28-04-2014 13:03 #6
28-04-2014 13:11 #7
This is my view atm. Obligatory washing on treadmill.
I got it about 6 months ago and used it daily for a while then I got a gym membership so now it's only used about once a week. I still like it though. Plug my music in and zone out for a while. Got it for $400 on Gumtree. Make sure you get a decent quality one with incline and program options otherwise it will be a pain to use.
Agree with previous advice to follow a learn to run program. Gives you some focus and motivation.
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28-04-2014 13:40 #8
When I do use it, I do it at night when DD is in bed and it does come in handy. I also agree its probably good to start one of the Apps to keep you motivated to use it, either 5k or 10k one.
My mum had a really good one which she gave us so I didn't have to choose it. But probably choose one that has springs in it if you are going to run on it and is a bit larger (if for running).
There are probably tonnes on Gumtree for sale as well, if you didn't want the huge outlay of a brand new one.
28-04-2014 13:58 #9
I have one and use it for 30 mins a day. It's set up in the lounge room, so I turn on the TV and watch a 30min program while I walk/run. After the program is over it's all done for the day. Makes it go quicker that way
28-04-2014 14:08 #10
Mine is another dust gatherer. I go through bursts of motivation at times and will use it for 30 mins per day. It never lasts though. I find I'm too tired, busy, or it's just a PITA to use as then the kids whinge and whinge about having ago.
I guess at least if your DH and you are both on board, you can motivate each other to use it. Maybe renting one for 6 months first might be a good idea and give you an indication of how often you will use it.
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