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Well, we did it. We talked about it for probably over a year, and a few weeks ago we purchased and set up a NordickTrack A2550 Pro. I couldn’t be happier with it. If you read any of my writings (and I couldn’t love you any more if you were coated in chocolate for doing so), you know that I love to walk. Because I’ve been blessed with chronic asthma, I’m a little limited in what I can do when it comes to fitness and exercise. Different people have different levels of asthma and mine is simply a beaut. If I walk outside in the cold, for any length of time – we’re talking a full blown attack. So, even though I adore to walk – when the weather turns cold, my fun’s over.
At least it WAS.
Anyone who walks regularly knows how amazing it makes you feel. The benefits can be felt to an even greater extent than they can be seen. You have more energy, your mobility is better, you’re thinking is clearer, you have a natural glow, your mood is fantastic, and your heart loves it. The benefits of regularly walking go on and on and on. If you’re wanting to lose weight, look younger, be healthier, and feel better than ever before – you have to walk out to meet it.
If the weather (or other factors) keep you from walking outside, consider walking at your local mall or even a large department store. Just be prepared to make a lot of trips around the store.
Better yet, I strongly recommend that you do just as my family did – get a treadmill. You’re certainly smart enough to pick out your own treadmill and research the benefits of each but I would love to give you my recommendations if that’d be okay. My husband researched the dickens out of treadmills before making the purchase. I believe he knew all along he wanted to buy a NordicTrack. He’s the most brand-loyal person I know and really you can’t fault brand-loyalty. If someone never lets you down and always seems to be evolving as a company and a brand (such as NordicTrack, HP, Vizio), why look elsewhere?
He read about each NordicTrack on the market and considered what we wanted to use the treadmill for, who would be using it, where it would sit, and so on. He made an outstanding choice and, as I said at the beginning of this post, I couldn’t be happier.
We set our NordicTrack up in our bedroom, near the television. I’ve had a regular routine for two forevers that I swear by – I break away from working online at some point in the afternoon, usually about an hour before or after lunch. My cat, Alexa, and I head to the bedroom for a wonderful, relaxing trip to Mayberry, Lucy and Ricky’s apartment, or the Clampett’s mansion (courtesy of dvd collections). During this time, there’s no such thing as Twitter, e-mail, seo plugins, blogs, comment spam, vacuuming, or laundry. It’s a wonderful little escapism that I’ve enjoyed for years.
Keeps me sane.
I enjoy it even more now. Sure, I walk or jog through Mayberry, Beverly Hills, or a hilarious apartment in NYC now but I feel incredibly invigorated afterwards. Alexa curls up in the window and seems to find me much more entertaining than anything on the television. I watch two episodes and find that I’m super-charged to finish the rest of my day.
This NordicTrack is extremely comfortable and easy to use. There’s a display that allows me to keep track of how long I’ve been walking, the distance I’ve gone, my pace, and the calories I’ve burned along the way. You can affect these calories by adjusting the speed and/or incline. My current choices in incline and speed allow me to burn 200 calories in 30 minutes, or 200 calories per visit with Lucy.
I’ll take it!
I’ve also found that when I’ll be walking at a moderate pace, I can prop a magazine or book in front of me and read. As a book lover, I love that.
When I’m not trying to listen to characters on tv (even though I can.. and often do.. say the lines right along with them at this point), I crank up the speed and incline. I’ve worked up to a combo that allows me to burn 325 calories in 30 minutes.
The invigorated feeling after this particular workout is accompanied by sweat and a lot of iced sweet tea.
I hope you’ll click through to read about the NordickTrack A2550 Pro and all of its features (click on DETAILS). I know it’ll blow you away. I believe NordicTrack.com has a current special that’ll save you a lot of money. What’s more, they’re offering free shipping. More money saved!
This is one of the smartest investments we’ve ever made – because it’s an investment in the health, fitness, happiness, and lifespan of each member of the family. I just strongly urge you to consider making the same investment. If I could, somehow, allow you to feel how wonderful I feel right now (fresh from a workout), you’d order your own within 10 minutes.
Whether you order your NordicTrack online or find one at your local Sears, just stop thinking and start doing. Also, one other piece of advice: If it’s available, pay for delivery and set up. Trust me on this one – this is a major piece of exercise equipment and any money spent on allowing someone else the pleasure of moving it and setting it up is money very, very well spent.