A food addict's travels on the road to recovery.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Treadmill Purchased!

Woo Hoo!  Finally!  After scouring Craig's List for nearly 2 months, we finally ended up with a treadmill yesterday.  Mom put the word out to her friends and she found one for me yesterday.  I think she said it was originally $1200 or so and we got it for $300!  Stayed within budget and still ended up with a heavy duty treadmill...I am so, so pleased.  Mom is an angel.  Not only did she locate it, but she went and "test drove" it while I was at work, paid for it, went back and picked it up last night, and drove over an hour to my house to deliver it to us.  She is AWESOME! 

Dwayne and I are very happy with the purchase...thoroughly.  He got on it last night after mom left and did a little jogging.  When he got off he said, "This thing works really well...this is going to suck".  lol  Poor thing isn't used to any exercise of any kind unless it's lifting the remote while lounging on the Lazyboy sectional.  He also has a weight bench that his buddy left for him when he moved out of the house.  He set that up last night right next to the treadmill so we can both be working out at the same time....one with weights and one walking.   He may not be totally on board with the health eating yet, but I'm glad he's at least willing to get in some exercise with me.

I'm so proud of myself for signing up for that Half Marathon in November.  The whole purpose of that was to FORCE myself to get back in the groove of trying to get healthier and it worked like a charm.  I know exactly how many months I have to get ready for it and am acutely aware of that deadline every day.

Tonight after work will be my first official workout on the elliptical.  I'm just going to get on and walk until I can't walk anymore.  The plan is to push myself a little further each week.  The eating is getting better.  We grilled out for dinner 4 nights this week, and planning on grilling up a bunch of chicken/veggies on Sunday to have for lunches and dinners thru next week.  Things are looking up....trying to get this train back on track. 

Busy weekend ahead...staining the deck, putting up a gazebo, weeding and mulching my front flower bed, grocery shopping, Wal-mart shopping, taking my baby to her grooming appt. on Sunday, and the list goes on.  Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend, too!  :)


  1. Congrats on the great treadmill deal. Use it in good health! :) I hope the busy wekend allows time for some leisure!

  2. Well, my treadmill only cost $150. Only it's very difficult to use and... waitaminute... this isn't a treadmill. It's a garden tiller!

  3. Half marathon way to go! We're also looking for a Kijiji treadmill for our apartment, but sadly no luck yet.

  4. Congratulations on the new treadmill. With the bench nearby, it sounds like you have a home gym going, with both strength and cardio covered.

  5. Congrats on your purchase!!!! (Now I just have to get you that training plan...LOL! Now who's the hold up?!?!?!).

    Hope to see you soon!!!