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11/23/10 3:52 P

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My treadmill sits between the couch and the tv so I either have to walk and watch or try to see around it to watch tv.





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11/23/10 2:08 P

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I watch tv in front of a window

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9/29/10 10:24 A

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I have a very basic treadmill that someone gave me, so I have to work very hard to make it work. The only thing I can do is watch tv cause I don't have any of the other stuff to use :( But it does allow me to get some exercise in while watching my favorite shows.

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9/29/10 8:20 A

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I can't watch TV on the treadmill. I'm not that coordinated! I listen to music. I am envious of my friends that can read on the treadmill as well. I tried that too and about fell off!

The miracle isn't that I finished. The miracle is that I had to courage to start.


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9/28/10 10:00 P

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I tried watching TV while on the treadmill but it just wasn't cutting it for me. I love the IPod. It keeps my mind moving. It also helps that I can look outside.

Its about progress, not perfection.

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9/27/10 5:41 P

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I like to watch TV episodes on my iPod - usually about 45 minutes long which is a good walk in the morning - around 2 miles for me.



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9/26/10 6:54 P

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I really like the surf shelf. I have had it for well over a year and it is a great help! emoticon My treadmill folds up facing a corner in the bedroom so all I had was a wall to watch before. emoticon

Cindy in Indiana
69 years young, 5'8" tall.
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9/26/10 5:25 P

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thanks for the info, I always wondered about that. I'll be looking into that for sure.

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all they ways, acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:5-6


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9/26/10 7:37 A

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I have a Surf Shelf that holds my laptop securely or a book or magazine which has been a great help! www.surfshelf.com/

Cindy in Indiana
69 years young, 5'8" tall.
"2. Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: 5 Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's." Psalm 103: 2,5


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9/26/10 6:58 A

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I watch dvds but I think I am going to have to find a couple of tv shows that I can watch so I can sneak in some extra exercises during the commercials.

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9/19/10 4:27 P

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I usually listen to music via my ipod, watch dvds of movies or shows (commercials drag me down), or listen to books on tape on my ipod. I can't walk on the treadmill for long without something else going.

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KITTYF54's Photo KITTYF54 Posts: 7,852
9/19/10 1:58 P

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Right now i don't have any entertainment for my eliptical or my bike, I'm hoping to set something up soon.

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all they ways, acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:5-6


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9/19/10 10:31 A

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I usually watch shows I've DVR'd, it's a great time to catch up on my favorites and it really helps the time go by fast!

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9/16/10 2:38 P

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MP3's, movie and TV. I like variety.

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9/15/10 1:50 P

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Listen to my husband's MP3 player. I don't have one yet but you can bet it's on my Christmas list!!

"The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem." Captain Jack Sparrow


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8/9/10 2:11 P

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I like reading while I'm on the tread mill and I'll look at something on TV while I do the ellipitcal (sp?).

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7/21/10 4:44 P

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I don't have a treadmill, but I do use a gizelle and then I like to watch a movie. I can get lost in the movie and not realize how much time has passed.

Keep your feet firmly planted in the clouds!!

As God is my witness, I will never be fat again!!! (quote stolen from STACYLUE)


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7/21/10 3:03 P

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when i walk indoors on the treadmill i listen to music on my ipod or podcasts on the computer....or i just do a dvd

"Don't let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was............

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KELLYJOHN03 Posts: 16
7/21/10 11:40 A

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I use my mp3 player to get me energized and keep the pace going but I'm also looking at what's on TV. It's my sure fire way to make 10min a breeze and keep on going for another 5min or so. I believe that I'll be at 30 min in no time emoticon

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7/21/10 12:21 A

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I used to watch TV or put on a DVD but now I like to read. It was surprising that I could do it. I end up spending 3x the minutes on the treadmill but the best thing is that I've stopped eying the calories burned as well as the speed and incline.

** Melissa **
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7/20/10 5:58 P

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I read.

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7/20/10 2:53 P

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I check out large-print books from the library and prop them up on a built-in shelf on the treadmill. It's a great way to get to do two of my favorite things: read and work out!

If I'm between books, I'll watch a TV program (or pop in a DVD).

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7/20/10 1:32 P

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I listen to music. I get motion sick if I try to read, and watching tv doesn't hold my attention. If I put on music, I relax and clear my head, making for a much better workout!

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7/20/10 12:55 P

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We have our treadmill and my elliptical exercise bike in front of the tv in the basement. I like to pedal/push in front of GAC videos.

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7/20/10 12:28 P

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i am used to watching my daily soaps on tv whenever i am on my treadmill..i love it this way..i dont miss on either of the things exercise and entertainment......

Sadaf
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7/20/10 12:11 P

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Kath, when I used to go to the gym I would check out large print books from the library. It helped! But only when they had one of those little stands to hold the book. I would fall off myself if I had to hold the book at the same time!

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7/20/10 11:42 A

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I found that watching the TV helps me too. I still am not in a place where I can go fast on the treadmill but I notice I am doing more time on it when I have the TV. One thing that always amused me was, when I w as able to go to the gym, looking at the number of people who did the treadmill, or elliptical and read. I could never do that; I can just see my trying and falling on my butt!! Not fun. Have a good day all!
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2PERMONTHCAROL's Photo 2PERMONTHCAROL Posts: 308
7/20/10 11:34 A

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I like to watch Tivo or Netflix while on my elliptical. I have found that, for me, a show with a lot of anxiety ridden, tense scenes, makes me go faster. (Think car chases, trying to beat the clock on a medical trauma, etc.) But I also like to watch the Daily Show and Corbert as the comedy part keeps me moving too.

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7/20/10 9:58 A

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I am usually in the gym doing my cardio and they always have great music on and the Tv's going with words, no sound, so you can read what is going on.

Ontario, Canada


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7/20/10 9:09 A

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WOW. Now that's an achievement!

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7/20/10 8:43 A

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C25K is couch to five kilometer race

Bonnie



Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.
John Wooden

There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving and that is your own self.
Aldous Huxley

I can accept failure. Everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying.
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The reward for a thing well done is to have done it.
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7/20/10 8:21 A

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I need to find the message board that deciphers all the different acronyms ya'll have!

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I think W9 is week nine, but what is "C25K"?



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7/20/10 8:04 A

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I am doing C25K and am in W9. Having been running on treadmill only with the exception of taking it to the streets 2x. I always listen to great upbeat music that I want to move to. This week, I had both TV & music on. shut TV sound off, but found something with movement to keep me visually going.

"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” - Mahatma Gandhi


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7/20/10 7:38 A

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Yesterday was a tad bit stormy outside, so I took to the treadmill. I completely forgot that we set up the DVD player to hook into the television monitor built into the treadmill. Been so long ago since I used it.

So, I pulled out my recent NetFlix rental (Down from the Mountain) and started watching that DVD while I walked.

If you use the treadmill for your walking, what do you do since you can't enjoy the outside? TV? Radio? Listen to music? Watch a DVD?

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