I miss my old treadmill that broke last year. I could walk inside without exposure to asthma or allergy triggers. Back then I was walking about 10mph for 30-45 minutes.
My daughter and her boyfriend are moving and downsizing, so they brought me a Proform 620, a very fancy treadmill. I got on it and just pressed the program button for losing weight. It started at 2.25 mph. My husband started he didn't think I could keep that place, and I commented I was struggling to keep it up. Suddenly the darn thing doubled in speed to 4 mph and I nearly fell off! 😲
I had to unplug it to reprogram it to basic walking. I started it and walked at my normal every day pace... 1 mph! 😱 Omg am I ever out of shape and unconditioned! I walked for 10 minutes and did nearly a quarter of miles (0.238). But hey, it's a start. 👍
My lumbar to my knees hurt and so does the bottom of my feet. I sure hope the additional pain will be worth it, but I can guarantee that it will be a slow & steady progress. 🐢
One good thing is that the side & front handrails make me feel safe, due to my unsteady gait, drop foot, and fall potential. It has a pull key to attach to my clothes and if I fail it stops immediately. Now I'm going to run voltaren gel in my lumbar and calves. 😉. Hope everyone has a blessed and peaceful night! 🙏🌼