The Automatic Feel-Better Treadmill Walking Workout

27 Aug

You know those days when you really just don’t want to workout, but you know once you start you’ll feel 10,000 times better?

Yeah, that was my week last week. Not day(s), but an entire week I just didn’t feel like exercising. I wasn’t having an “off” day/week, feeling sick, stressed, or the like; rather just not interested in doing anything extra. My lifestyle and job as a GA are both extremely active, so there’s never a day when I am completely sedentary; exercise for me is always an extra activity I add in when I can.

However, sometimes when I think I’m feeling too tired to exercise but encourage myself to go for at least 10 minutes, gauge how I’m feeling, then decide whether to stop or continue, I always get my second wind and persevere! *A motivational tip for those who struggle with the same issues; tell yourself you’ll do ____ for at least 10 minutes, then decide how you feel.

Note: the “->” indicates an increase in incline every minute. The range of numbers is a suggestion;depending on your fitness level, 15% incline may be tempt you to death-grip the handlebars..a no-no! Holding the handle bars takes the work load off of your lower body and core and all in your arms. Increase the incline until you’re at that breaking point where you want to grasp the handle bars SO BAD but can manage a little bit longer, then work you’re way back down.

The Automatic Feel-Better Treadmill Walking Workout

Minutes MPH Incline
0-11:00 3.8-4.0 5->15
11:00-12:00 4 10
12:00-13:00 4 8
13:00-14:00 4 4
14:00-15:00 5 1
15:00-16:00 6 1
16:00-17:00 7 1
17:00-18:00 8 1
18:00-19:00 7 1
19:00-20:00 6 1
20:00-21:00 5 2
21:00-26:00 4 3->7
26:00-34:00 4 8->15
34:00-36:00 4 8
36:00-38:00 5 4
38:00-40:00 6 4

8 Responses to “The Automatic Feel-Better Treadmill Walking Workout”

  1. Claire @ Live & Love to Eat August 27, 2012 at 8:48 pm #

    Love this workout idea – changing up speed & incline make it go so much faster!

  2. Angela @ Health's Angel August 27, 2012 at 10:16 pm #

    I’ve been trying to beat treadmill boredom for awhile now. I may have to give this a go! Thanks!

    • K.E.P.T. You Fit August 28, 2012 at 1:27 pm #

      Changing the workout every minute really makes the time fly! Give it a go 🙂

      • K.E.P.T. You Fit August 28, 2012 at 1:28 pm #

        It doesn’t let your mind wonder!

      • Alex @ Brain, Body, Because August 28, 2012 at 3:06 pm #

        I love fussing with the inclines and speeds – it really does make time go faster!

      • K.E.P.T. You Fit August 29, 2012 at 11:59 am #

        Doesn’t it? What are some of your workouts? I love to share!


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