Friday, September 9, 2016


Treadmills are not my favorite piece of exercise equipment.  I am by no means an exercise guru, but if I am going to do something, I'd much rather go for a walk or run outside.  Who am I kidding?  A walk is about all I'd even attempt these days.  Ironically, my parents just gave us their old treadmill to use in our garage.

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I'm actually kind of excited about it because I don't have a lot of other options.  We've debated joining a gym but financially aren't there right now.  Our new house is great in a lot of ways, but we can't take off for a walk straight from our house because we live on a highway.  The kids and I are excited and trying to get healthier.  They even want to buy weights!

As I was thinking about the treadmill, I realized my life has kind of been like being on a treadmill these last few months, maybe even years.  The machine keeps going and I keep walking, but I get more and more tired.  I want to make changes and improve my quality of life, as well as my family's, but no matter what I do I don't seem to get anywhere.  I push various buttons and try new things but not much of a difference is made.  The machine goes up and down, but I'm still in the same place.  I can see a brighter future ahead, but it always seems just out of reach.

Deep down I know that I'm going to get there and that it just takes time.  I know I will get off of this treadmill and my endurance will be better from all of the cardio I've done.  I'm just praying I get off of it sooner rather than later.

Do you ever feel like you are on a treadmill and can't get off?

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