Yesterday it rained and hailed and even snowed a tiny bit here in UT. It was the perfect day to stay inside and get some cleaning done that I had pushed aside while the sun was out. So, J and I got to work cleaning bathrooms, vacuuming, and picking up the toy room. Exciting I know. . but don’t these lines(okay they aren’t perfect) just make you happy? No, just me? ha
Since Mother’s day is coming up this weekend, I did decide to venture out. Target was calling my name! Unfortunately, I couldn’t find what I was looking for but ended up with this beautiful rug for my front entry. I can’t say where I went next or it would give away my MIL’s gift, but I’ll share it next week.
We had a delicious dinner of true comfort food: mashed potatoes, green beans, and beef stroganof. And we couldn’t leave out watermelon, it’s a staple for the next 4 months. J does a good job cleaning up the bowl(yes we use mixing bows as serving bowls).
It was a great Wednesday and I ‘m counting down till the weekend because Josh and I have a fun getaway planned!
Treadmill Tips for Beginners
I’m no expert, but if you’ve been reading long, you know I love my treadmill! I was asked if I had any tips for beginners, and here’s what I came up with.
- Set your treadmill at a .5% incline to simulate running outside.
- Bring a towel to cover the screen so you can focus on feel instead of numbers.
- If you want to know numbers, focus on time, not distance. For the first couple of workouts, tell yourself to run 15 min and then up it by 5 min every time. If you focus on miles you will feel like you have been running for centuries!
- Listen to your favorite playlist, watch a movie or show, or read a magazine. It always helps when I have a new playlist to be excited about or a new show to focus on while on the treadmill. I just zone out and run.
- Try doing a circuit. I mentioned in yesterday’s post that I broke my run up to keep me interested. Some days the thought of running x amount of miles isn’t appealing. So, I break it up. I’ll run 1 mile then do 10 pushups, run another mile then do 20 squats, etc.
- Interval workouts always keep me entertained. You can run 1 minute at a sprint, 30 second walk, or jog a mile, walk half a mile. A workout like that will help you focus on the task at hand instead of the time or distance.
- Here are a couple more links of workouts I do to keep me coming back to the treadmill here, here, and here.
I’m putting together a question and answer post, so if you have any question about anything leave a comment, email, or message me on FB=)
any tips to add?