Happy Monday! It’s going to be a short work week so this makes it an even more marvelous (thanks Katie for hosting another #MIMM!) in my opinion. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I thought I would dedicate this a Week of Thanks in Workouts. Of course, I’m thankful for my family, friends, a job, a home etc. but this week I want to show particular gratitude to my health. Even though I’m sidelined from doing exactly what I want right now, I am still healthy. I am thankful that my body is able to move. I am thankful that I am able to strengthen my body to overcome (and hopefully prevent further) injury. I am thankful that I have alternatives to running for exercise right now.
What better way to show your body thanks than with a workout?
So, let’s talk about the treadmill. It’s a hot topic among exercise enthusiasts.
Love it? Hate it?
I can’t believe I’m writing this but…I am thankful for my treadmill. Yes, you read that sentence correctly. It’s not my favorite thing in the world, that pesky dreadmill, but it’s a great piece of equipment to have when it’s zero dark thirty, 20 degrees and crazy windy outside. It really is convenient to not have to bundle up under 3000 layers and light myself up like a Christmas tree. I can just throw on a sports bra and my ugliest shorts and head down to my basement. Now that’s a real No Judgement Zone!
It has also been super spectacular to have since I’m still restricted on jumping and bouncing. I’ve been using the treadmill for killer hill climbing walks. Nothing fires up the ol’ Glutes, quads and sweat like a progressive hill climb. I did this workout the other morning and loved it.
Changing the speed and incline every couple of minutes keeps me from poking my eyes out. It also mimics real life hill climbing – as the hill gets steeper, your speed slows down. Make sure that you are not holding on to the handles either. That’s cheating yourself out of a challenge! If you are having trouble keeping up, slow down the speed. You’ll still get a fantastic workout.
If you are looking for more treadmill workouts, check out these:
It’s a busy week of travel and family gatherings for a lot of us. Stay tuned for more workouts that can be done anywhere with little to no equipment as I continue the Week of Thanks in Workouts!
Treadmill – love it, tolerate it or refuse to use it no matter what?
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