Everything, Always in the Natural Balance of Nature!

As winter is coming closer to the end of it’s cycle so too is my pattern of winter slumber. I am starting to feel those pangs deep inside me that desire to exercise once again. My body weight has hit a critical mass and my bones are stiff.

This year I have treated myself to a new treadmill as the one I had, although has outlived itself at 22 years of age, has been beat up to the point of no return. After much careful consideration I ended up choosing the NordicTrack T 6.5 s Treadmill. Purchase price was $599.00 which included free shipping from Amazon. It was delivered to my door by a delivery service on Saturday morning. Although I could have chose to have it assembled for around $100.00 I wanted to put it together myself, which ended up taking around 3 hours total.

Now my new friend proudly sits in my garage and awaits my arrival each morning to assist me in getting that blood flowing once again and building my heart. As always the process will start out slowly as I will walk no more than 10 minutes this morning. Each day will will add just a little more effort on my part until I am once again back in full swing with a 10 minute warmup and 30 minutes of sweat.

With the routine in exercise so too will my winter food routine slowly change to more healthier choices in food and fasting. The normal period of time for my body to adjust is usually between 4-6 weeks and it is this time that is critical to remain on a slow pattern of progression. Too many times in the past have I rushed to reach a level I left behind at the end of Autumn the year prior only to discover pain, discomfort and even injury.

Everything, Always in the Natural Balance of Nature!

About SimpleLivingOver50

At 53 years old I am starting to realize how life changes both physically and emotionally. I strive for a life of simplicity. I am winning the battle with type II diabetes, created a plan to have all debt paid off in 4 years including the house, taking advantage of every opportunity to live life to it's fullest through adventures in nature, hiking, biking, loving and learning.
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12 Responses to Everything, Always in the Natural Balance of Nature!

  1. suzewannabe says:

    I’m with you. I can’t wait for hot weather and swimming!

  2. I really want a treadmill but I have problems finding a good one. I get a little bit of vertigo on the treadmill so I occasionally use the handrails to steady myself. But most treadmills have very short arms and I have a very long stride. So I end up hunched over reaching for the arm rails. If I’m close enough to the arm rails, I am either kicking the front panel, or I have to shorten my stride and take baby steps. The treadmills at the gym have arms that extend all the way to the end of the walking deck. Wish I could find one for home use like that without having to pay thousands of dollars. I’ll keep looking, but if you saw one in your search, give me a shout ;). I too am getting spring fever. I had to cut way down on exercise while healing from adrenal and thyroid issues, but I feel ready to start kicking it back up a notch, slowly like you. Anyways, thanks for inspiring us 😉

    • I know exactly what you are talking about as I often was kicking the front plate on my old treadmill. This new one has extended hand rails where i can step back, but they are still pretty low. I will say a prayer for you as you work through those medical issues.

  3. Jay Allen says:

    I tend to “push” for quicker results too! You have a good plan ramping up your workout and changing your eating. Keep us posted on your success!

  4. Nothing like a tread mill in the garage to get one going. Good luck….

  5. hsampson says:

    Nature’s way is the best way to go, always!

  6. New Journey says:

    Hello old friend…long time since we have touched base… sounds like your getting your spring routine in full swing…new tredmill, new goals, life sounds good…. just want to pop in and say Hi!…..kathy

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