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Treadmill Review and Boredom Busting Workouts

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This time of year my treadmill becomes my bet friend. We spend a lot of miles and time together.

I’m teaming up with Michele aka NYC Running Mama and other runners to bring you a variety of treadmill reviews. You can check out the other reviews throughout the week or share your own at NYC Running Mama.

Year Purchased: 2013

Cost: It was a Valentine’s Day gift from my husband (benefit of being married to a runner) so I don’t know the cost. Currently $1299 on Amazon.

Dimensions:

Length = 80 inches
Width = 36 inches
Height = 73.5 inches
Weight capacity = 350 pounds
Weight = 256 pounds

Speed: Varying speeds ranging from 0 to 12 MPH allowing for a lot of variability in your workout.

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Incline/Decline: The incline/decline options for the Pro 2000 is one of my favorite features. The incline range goes up to 15%, and the decline goes down to -3%.

Ease of Set Up: As far as big heavy treadmills go (and this is both), with 2 people the Proform Pro 2000 was easier to set up than I expected.

Storage: If needed, to save space when you’re not using the treadmill you can easily fold the running deck away up to about a 70 degree angle, so you will not have the large footprint of the machine taking up space when it is not in use.

Built In Workout Programs: You get 24 workout programs built in targeting a variety of goals: 6 calorie burn programs, 6 incline programs, 6 speed programs and 6 intensity programs.

iFit Compatibility: The Pro 2000 comes with iFit compatibility which is linked up with Google MAPS, giving you have the ability to design your own training courses from anywhere in the world practically. You can then upload the details via the wireless adapter and run to any route you want. You can also track your efforts for each workout you do, and you can upload these to your iFit membership account (you get this free when you buy the adapter). A nice option for keeping track of your progress.

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Console: You can access all of the features very quickly and make any changes you need to make to programs and incline etc. with the touch of a button. The large backlit display is readable no matter what angle you are facing it and all of the information shown on the display is very clear and easy to read. You can plug in your iPod or MP3 player into the console to play your music through the built in sound system.

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Other features: 2 cup/bottle holders, fan, and easily position your ipad to watch TV, movies or listen to podcasts

Maintenance: No maintenance required with 2 years of regular use by 2 .

Final Thoughts: Other than preferring to run outside I have no complaints about the Proform 2000. It gives me the option of not having to miss a run due to weather (which happens often during the winter) and if I’m running before the sun comes up. It has everything I need, and more, for a great workout.

Running on a treadmill doesn’t have to be boring.

Try these boredom busting workouts to change things up and make the miles fly by:

And check out the 8 killer treadmill classes for serious boredom busting!

Have you ever tried a treadmill class? What is your go to for cardio when you can’t run/walk outside?

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Yoga Inspiration and a Menu Plan

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Friday I shared 5 4 things that make me smile and one of those 4 things was the #TaketheLeap 30 Days of Yoga Challenge with Fit Approach and prAna.

There were comments from readers about “not having time” and “I can’t do a majority of the poses” so I’m here to offer my help and motivation.

Whether it’s a 10 minute practice or an hour class, MAKE THIS CHALLENGE YOUR OWN!

Try a new pose. Practice a pose you want to master. Try a class at a local yoga studio (they almost always let you try a class for free). Grab a mat and follow along with a You Tube video in your living room.

Yoga Inspiration and Resources

Check out these links for great info at all levels and some amazing yoga photos:

Take the Leap with me!

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Join prAna’s & Sweat Pink’s #TakeTheLeap 30 Days of Yoga Challenge and be eligible for a chance to win $500 worth of new prAna gear from their latest collection as well as gift an additional $500 worth of prAna gear to the person of their choice… because isn’t giving as important as receiving? They just launched their new Spring Collection so you best get on it! 

Join the Take the Leap with prAna and Sweat Pink Facebook group / event, which we’ll use for updates, sharing,and inspiration: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1525412337742204/

and event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/423377431152799

And join the challenge on Instagram, Twitter, and your blog using the hashtags:

#TakeTheLeap #prana #sweatpink

And of course, tag @prana @FitApproach

Now, on to menu planning for the week:

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BREAKFAST
Green Smoothies

LUNCH/DINNER
White Bean Soup
Carrot Curry Soup
Egg and Avocado Bake
Veggie Loaded and Hummus Collard Wraps
Black Bean Tostado
Raw Tacos

SNACKS
Chocolate Strawberry Oatmeal Snack
Apple with Almond Butter and Goji Berries
Peanut Butter Cup Pudding

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Five Things Friday

Five things that made me smile this week.

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Yoga

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Monday kicks off the #TakeTheLeap 30 Days of Yoga Challenge. Whether it’s 5 mintues i the morning or sitting at my desk at work or 1 hour in the yoga studio, I’m committing to 30 days of yoga from February 2 to March with Fit Approach and prAna.

You should join me!

All you have to do is practice daily for 30 days and share images of your favorite yoga poses, yoga images, yoga gear and using the hashtags: #taketheleap #sweatpink #prana and tagging @prana @fitapproach on Instagram, your blog, Twitter, in the Take The Leap Facebook group, your Facebook page (or wherever else you share online!) Even 5 minutes count!

Join the Take the Leap with prAna and Sweat Pink Facebook group / event which we’ll use for updates, sharing,and inspiration: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1525412337742204/

Green Smoothies

I know I keep saying this but I love green smoothies. I now have my husband AND my daughter drinking at least one a day. I’ve been experimenting with blending different greens and have been pleasantly surprised by the beyond-spinach-and-kale varieties that work in smoothies. Recipes coming soon!

Nutbutter Love

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It’s no secret that I love nutbutter! I’m a long time fan of Nuttzo, the product and the companyand receiving this email definitely made me smile!

We’re super excited to welcome you to the 2015 NuttZo ambassador team!

Crossfit

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From competitive cheerleader to crossfit. My daughter, who is now 16, has been active beginning when she was 3 and started gymnastics and dance. For the last 7 years she has been a competitive cheerleader, but after the last season she decided she didn’t want to compete anymore. Determined to stay active and fit she has started Crossfit! She’s loving it [and very sore] so far. I love hearing the excitement in her voice when she talks about her workout.

Part of the membership is 3 one on one workouts to focus on learning more about crossfit and more importantly correct form.

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Are you joining any challenges in February? What is the most unusual green you’ve ever used in a smoothie or used in a recipe? How do you keep your kids active?

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She’s Losing It Review and Giveaway

Written to inspire moms [and all women] to get your groove back!

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She’s Losing It!  is a blog (and now a book!) about a journey of transforming from a size 14 body, at the age of 38, into a bikini body in five months by entering a female bodybuilding competition.

She’s Losing It! is a memoir about how Lisa lost 50 lbs. at age 38 by entering a bodybuilding competition. She’s Losing It! is like Pumping Iron, only if Tina Fey played Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Ultimately it’s a Rocky for moms who find the inherent humor in combining strength training with potty training.

She’s Losing It! is an easy lighthearted read that’s perfect if you’re in the mood for inspiration with a touch of humor. It’s the kind of personal story that gets you fired up and wanting to just go for it!

Lisa’s book rings true for those that have had those kinds of conversations with ourselves – “tomorrow will be different.”

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Top 5 All Time Best Health and Fitness Decisions

Good morning #fifam! It’s actually Monday morning and with the day off I have some time to write blog posts for the next few weeks.

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More importantly I’m sitting here freaking out! My heart is literally racing.

Want to know why? Good. Because I need to talk to someone and who better than the fitfam! I know you guys will understand.

Today marks Day 1 of a training cycle for my goal race in May. As soon as I looked at the training plan my heart started pounding. Along with the racing heart rate came a feeling of vulnerability which is prime time for feelings of fear and doubt to creep in. And, all at the same time, a feeling of excitement for this journey to begin.

Yes, full on freaking out mode!

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Back to the The Fit Dish topic for this week:

Top 5 All Time Best
Health and Fitness Decisions

Do you ever think about the person you are today compared to who you were a year ago? 5 years ago? How did it happen? Was it intentional? Was it fate?

A series of actions and journey’s taken that culminated into living my best life and finding clarity, meaning and purpose of who I am meant to be.

Clean Eating

In May of 2011 I challenged myself to eat clean for 30 days. My husband always says I never really ate “bad” but making this one change did something for me that doctor’s and medications could not.

Clean eating stopped my migraines. I’m talking headaches so bad Chad had to take me to the emergency room. MRI after MRI. Gone. I have not been back to the ER or taken a single medication for migraines since May of 2011.

June 4, 2011 “at the age of 43 I am more fit, stronger, healthier and happier than ever before. I owe that, in part, to clean eating.”  -Jill Conyers

Becoming A Runner

In 2006 I signed up for my first race, a half marathon in southern California. That decision irrevocably changed my life forever. That was the beginning of becoming the person I was meant to be.

October 30, 2006 “From the stretching to the finish line it was the hardest and most amazing thing I’ve ever accomplished!” -Jill Conyers

Home Gym

In 2010 I made the decision to cancel my Lifetime membership and set up a home gym. I loved Lifetime but the travel time became an excuse not to workout and an obstacle to consistently working out. Eliminate the excuse along with the unbeatable convenience and workouts became more consistent than ever.

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Move Nourish Believe

Embracing the Lorna Jane Active philosophy has made all that I believe to be true doable. It gives me the much needed clarity to be the best version of me.

August 28, 2014 “Those 3 words embody a sustainable lifestyle. A simple perspective that has helped me get rid of all the extraneous “stuff” that I don’t need. I’ve actually lived an active lifestyle for many years but MOVE, NOURISH, BELIEVE breaks it down to simple concepts that remind me living my best, most beautiful life doesn’t have to be complicated. With busy lives it’s not always easy, but the concept is actually quite simple.” -Jill Conyers

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Unconditional Self-Acceptance

Giving myself the gift of unconditional acceptance is the most treasured of all. This was one decision that evolved from a series of actions, thoughts and changes.

August 8, 2014 “A happiness that doesn’t come from stuff and things. A happiness that isn’t contingent on success and accomplishments. It’s a happiness that is gained from looking within and seeing and accepting who you are. It’s a happiness that is unconditional and is not subject to the all too familiar comparison trap.” -Jill Conyers

What are your all time best health and fitness decisions? Do you prefer to workout at home or a gym?

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