I want a treadmill. I am excited to start working out more. I want a treadmill - and recently decided to start looking for affordable options. Its getting too hot in Arizona - the summer is fast approaching, and walking outside will not be easy to do for too much longer.
Why do I deserve a treadmill? Well, let me tell you. I am a work at home mom. My butt is firmly planted in a chair, for most of the day. It hurts my back, and is probably not the best for anyone - regardless of their size and their need/want to exercise. I live in Arizona. The summertime average is like 112 degrees. That’s hot. Way too hot for me to be outside. I have asthma, and I don’t do very much outside in the summer time - except maybe swimming. But that’s about it. I hate getting into the car, I hate opening the door just to get the paper or the mail - its like opening the oven and having your face in the way of the heat. It hurts its so hot! This is not a joke - some people wear gloves, even oven mitts, because their steering wheels and car door handles are so hot LOL. I want a treadmill because I am a work at home mom with asthma and a real desire to work out. Seeing that I am a big girl - overweight - plus size, whatever you feel like calling it right now - I hate to be seen working out. Its like a call for jokes. Honestly. And I can admit that I have been one to crack jokes at times at big people walking/working out. Knowing deep down inside, that it is wrong, and that I look exactly the same. I want to workout from the comfort of my own home - get down to a healthy weight, and then we can talk about going to a gym or walking - or hopefully one day Running! - down the road.
We all know that fitness and eating healthy is good for everyone, not just those of us who need or want to loose weight. I am trying to make a good example for my son. With my husband gone for most of the day at work, I am the only one here. I can’t take my son walking with me - well, because he is 6 years old, and doesn’t wanna walk as far as I would need to for the walk to make a difference. He wouldn’t walk as fast as I would need or want to, and would complain and want to stop at the park. So what better way to stop all that and nip it in the bud than to have a treadmill at home, so he can play in his room, on the computer or watch TV while mommy takes her walk.
I deserve a treadmill because I feel like I have been handed the short straw in the draw of life. Besides being a bigger person, I also have medical issues (some of which I am sure is weight related), and life has just left me behind in the race of things. I think that if I had the treadmill, I would start working out more, feeling all around better - both medically and emotionally/physically, and would be setting a great example for my son. If I won this, it would be a step closer to grabbing that normal sized straw in life.
Besides just walking or running - we need to be eating healthier. I have started to try to do that. I am not as healthy as I want to be in my eating. But its hard to get rid of old habits, and takes a little bit of time to get a new habit formed. I am starting to incorporate more fruits and veggies in our life, as well as trying to eat more of the food groups each day. I am trying to get away from too many frozen foods, and more towards fresh foods. We all should be doing this. Not only for ourselves, but for our kids too. They need us to show them how important it is to eat healthy every day. And that chicken nuggets from McDonalds does not count as healthy.
Watch for more healthy posts from me as I am on my journey to loose the extra weight I carry.
I wrote this blog post while participating in the BookieBoo and Hayneedle Treadmill blogging program making me eligible to win a treadmill. For more information on how you can participate, click here.