Part of the reason so many of us stop going to the gym is that it can get to be tedious after a while. Thirty minutes on the elliptical, another monotonous 15 minutes with strength training and then it starts all over again tomorrow or the day after. And don't even get me started on the treadmill, that most ubiquitous yet, ultimately, aimless of all exercise machines. But be that as it may, the treadmill is perhaps the most popular and results-oriented cardio mechanism at the gym and certainly, one of the easiest to use. So how do you reconnect with the machine that originally saved you from cellulite and flab?
If you find yourself heading to the treadmill with all the enthusiasm of getting a root canal, you might need to re-think your strategy, not your machine. It could be as simple as changing your environment; if you work out at a gym, consider getting a treadmill for your home, or vice versa. (You can even change it up a bit by sometimes exercising at home, sometimes at the gym.) And as much as distractions can be annoying, a television, radio, or MP3 player with music that gets you pumped can always be nice. And yes, sunlight is good, too.