there are a lot of things on my mind as my baby’s due date approaches. it is just 4 months away and while in some ways that feels like a looooong time to wait, it also feels like it is SO soon. especially with all the holidays approaching – halloween, my son’s 4th birthday, thanksgiving, christmas, new year’s and then ta-da BABY is here. wow.
one thing in particular that i cannot get out of my head though is the fact that this baby will be born in january. it will be COLD. too cold to take a newborn outside for probably even a walk on most days. the baby will be too little to take to the gym with me during those winter months…i can’t (and wouldn’t even if they allowed it) bring a newborn into the daycare center until it is about 3 months old. i don’t own a treadmill or any piece of indoor exercise equipment other than yoga and pilates videos which are just not going to help me get my sweat on – and shed the extra weight – the way i know i will want to. so the conclusion i have come to is that i NEED a treadmill. i have wanted one for a long time but couldn’t really justify the expense since i love my gym and it is so easy for me to go there with my kids and outside my door i have amazing trails and running routes to explore and i’m not afraid to run in the cold. but now things are changing. now i NEED a treadmill. so i started my research and i am a bit freaked out by the price tags. YIKES they are expensive!! i figure i can buy a new one in the $600 range that will work great for me – i don’t need any fancy bells or whistles. i just want one that works well and that i can really run on. i looked at used ones on craigslist and at the thrift store and i am just a little concerned about spending money on a used one…a couple hundred dollars is a lot to spend on something that doesn’t work well, right!? sooo…does anyone have advice for me out there? if you own a treadmill, do you love it? how did you go about purchasing your ‘mill?
i am preparing for the winter and trying to think ahead now…i’m not sure if i can even afford to get one, but i want to do my due-diligence and make sure that i spend my money on something that will get me through the winter – and years beyond.
thanks and have a happy tuesday :o)