I always find amusement ( and some angst) in comments about how if you're not capable of talking you're at the right level of fitness.
Just want to point out (hopefully seen by some that need it) that this is *** not true. *** If you are doing *anything* more than sitting on the couch its a step in the right direction. If what it takes to get on the treadmill is something like talking with a friend at the gym for a spell, then do it!
If TV works for you, install one on the wall in front of the thing. Get a DVR to record things you are interested in, etc. The whole industry has moved to flat panels and some can be had at really affordable rates. Most cable systems, etc even have music channels to help fill in those gaps. Tons of choices to make it tolerable.
I for one have fun with a back injury that makes pushing anything faster than 2.5 - 2.7 mph extremely dangerous and painful. However after 75 minutes with my current weight, etc I will drench my clothes, my heart rate is up to 140-150 BPM and I can "feel the burn." I am, however, not coming off the machine winded, out of breath, or dying from the exertion.
Fitness is a variable thing depending on your current level of capability. Achieving long lasting fitness takes moderation and time. Careful how much stock you take in comments from people who can do 1000% more than you without breaking a sweat.
- 5/7/2009 3:58:49 PM