The first time I lost a lot of weight (40 lbs) I had started walking home from my high school. It took about half an hour every day.
The last time I was successful at losing a lot of weight (35 lbs) was before my wedding. I was a university student and I started riding our exercise bike every morning for half an hour or more.
That thing that all the experts say about getting 30 minutes of exercise a day? Yeah. That works.
I love my treadmill. I got it for Christmas a few years ago and I used it regularly for a while, and then things got difficult. The kid started walking so I couldn’t use it while she was around, and then I went back to work and my time was never mine any more.
I had been going to the gym, but our schedule has changed and it’s harder to do that these days. What’s not hard is getting my iPad, loading up one of my shows and walking. Right now I’m catching up on Parenthood so I’m on the treadmill for 45 minutes.
Added to this the fact that I get a little giddy about my Fitbit telling me I’m a champ at the end of the day, and the fact that the dog has started getting angry with me on the days we don’t go for a longer walk, I’m feeling good. I’m also in that place where if I don’t get my exercise I feel noticeably worse.
I love it.