We got a treadmill! I'm really excited about it too. We've been wanting to get one for awhile now, but I get serious anxiety about spending that amount of money. But, we saw one at Costco a few days ago that was a really good deal and it met all of our specifications. When I say "our" specifications, I mean Ben's specifications of course. LOL He needs one that can handle a larger weight limit with at least 3.0 hp. This one met those requirements, as well has having a built-in flat screen TV and fan. Whoo hoo (note EXTREME sarcasm - are we so lazy that the only way we can exercise is with a TV in our face?) Anyway . . . we didn't buy the treadmill the day we saw it. Instead we went home, tried to find it on epinions.com and consumer reports, but with no luck. I just did a Google search for the model, and found some mixed reviews. But still, the price was almost 75% off, so Ben went back to Costco to b uy it. When he got there though, he found the units had all sold in 3 days and there were none to be found. Dejected, he decided to come home empty-handed. But then, almost like a miracle, a store worker emerged from the depths of the storage room with one more.
After quite a struggle bringing the 400+ pound beast into our basement, its all set up. I ran on it yesterday morning, and I really like it. Its so nice to not have to venture outside at 4:30 am - especially on days like yesterday when there was a couple of inches of fresh snow.
I have still been 100% faithful with my workouts, although this chest cold is still kicking my butt. But, I do feel stronger and healthier. And my fitness level has improved. I only think I've lost 3 pounds, but I'm getting compliments from people so I know I'm toning up. If only I could get rid of my jiggle-belly.