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Well I actually did it

I've ordered a treadmill. My son came today (he use to be a personnel trainer) so we sat down together and I got one to suit me. So I've joined the club just have to sort the music out.

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well done steph, get the music sorted and your off,, good luck,,jw

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Nice one, much better to puff in the warm indoors with great music; beats battling the gales and pouring rain anyday LOL :)

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Nice one steph. Keep fit !

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Everybody seems to have or be getting treadmills Steph and now you have bitten the bullet and got one! Is this the new street cred for COPDers (joke!) I feel sooooo left out.

Seriously would they be any good for someone who sometimes can barely go more than a few yards some days? I've obviously not been watching the posts very carefully. Sara x

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I'm left out too Sara. I haven't got one.

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Walking on the spot works okay as well!

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that's what a nurse told me scrobbitty. She told me to march on the spot. Amuses my family watching me do it. They enjoy the music though.

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Kills though, doesn't it? It's taken me months to decide to get a treadmill (space and money!) and finally got a teeny windfall and thought sacrificing a bit of space was worth it in the long run. Have had mine since Wednesday and already it has been noticed that my breathing is calmer when I'm on the phone, so for me, best investment ever. :)

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Pleased for you scrobbitty. You sound as if you are enjoying it. I think it is having an uplifting and calming effect on you. Keep going.

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I wish I had space for a tread mill but will do my humble bit with my BLF exercises. At my time of life...too ancient.

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Never too ancient! Just do whatever you can do, anything helps.

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Cheaper, don't take up any space, probably just as good for you and still fun. :)

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See my message below - good to read your comment, scrobs x

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I think we all need to campaign for treadmills to be handed out for COPD'ers. They can only help to keep us out of the hospital respiratory wards, trouble is though the trauma wards might get a little busy. :)

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Well the cat hasn't got the hang of it yet still. He sits on it and falls off the edge. Actually that's great PR - the laughing gets oxygen in the lungs a treat! :D

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We can start a trend of our own Suzy! Can't think of one right now but something will come to me. Maybe deep sea diving or something! G'night x

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Thamnks butter-fly how about parachute jumping too.

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Hey, high and low! Beat that you guys! Have we got cred or what Suzy?!

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It is absolutely perfect for someone who can barely do a few yards - indoors, warm, something to hang onto and you can go at the lowest speed to get those leg muscles working. Plus you can either watch the telly or have your music on at the same time. Fabulous!

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Couldn't have put it better myself scrobbitty, well said.

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Will have to give this serious thought scrobbitty. Everyone seems to swear by it. I could use something to get me going as it's difficult for me to get anywhere except around the ground floor. Thanks. Sara

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I so know how you feel on the getting around bit. My lung function is very low and motivation (or lack of it) is the worst thing of all. I have genuinely noticed a difference in just the short time I have had mine and if you are having a slob out day, you can do it in your jammies too! Even if you start off with a minute, it will help. It is an outlay and it does take up a bit of space but for me it is the difference between being alive and kicking this next Christmas or not. It's the one piece of equipment that most people with lung problems can use and want to continue using as it can be fun as well as serious! :) xx (edited cos I can't type tonight!)

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Hi Scrobbitty reading that has made me more determined to do it. X

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Excellent! Like Tony, I make it fun and that makes you more inclined to get on and step it out! :) xx

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Thanks scrobitty, You have really given me incentive. I'm going to start looking today. Will try ebay too as I've had some great bargains from there in the past. (Pity they couldn't have a micro models to save space)

By the way your puffin is so cute and so apt. xx

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Morning Sara I got mine on amazon it's not top of the range but it will do for me as I won't be running on it the speed goes up to a very brisk walk or power walking. It was £140. X

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You don't need a treadmill, you've already got Cred around here Sara.

Tony x

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Thank you Tony! My Hero to the rescue. Was beginning to think no one liked me because I didn't have a treadmill. Sob..sniff... Sara x

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Hi Sara we'll I'll be in the house so if it gets too much I can have nebs or inhaler I will try anything to try to improve my breathing. X

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WELCOME STEPH! use it and it'll be a great investment. Get your music catalog out and sort out some tunes to make it fun.

We may even see a 6 minute walk video Steph Style to follow my Dall style effort. :)

Tony

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Evening Steph57, Well done. Nannyb xx

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Hi Nannyb thank you I can only try it. Xx

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steph that sounds great hun good on u hopefully i wont have to wait to long for pulmary rehab if not i have seen someonerv that will tk me on private his a phishio trainer

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Hi becraftygirl if you feel that you can't wait go see him but stay on the rehab list

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Treadmills, walking on the spot come on folks cant we think of something more fun to get exercise :)

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copcksparra we could try Morris Dancing!!

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The perfect song for such things

........ Talking Heads, Road to Nowhere

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Very funny out- for- lunch.

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More like Chris Rea, 'Road to Hell'. They say you sometimes have to go to Hell and Back to get to where you want. I'm on my way back now and things are getting better. :)

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I have got one now just need a kick up the backside to use it, every morning whilst lying in bed I resolve to use it when I get up, do I? NO.

I am going to use it now.

polly xx

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Hi polly play "These boots are made for walking" when you get to the line "I'm going to walk all over you" think of someone who has upset you.. Do you think that would motivate you. It would me.

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Hi Suzy6 never thought when I get mine I'll use that song lots of things annoy the hell out of me. Good motivation.

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Deep down I'm wicked and nasty Steph. When stripping wallpaper I imagine someone who has upset me and pretend I'm scatching them to pieces. Nasty me.

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Hi Polly how long have you had your treadmill?

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Just done 10 min to The grand old duke of York, bit boring after a while.

Will use that next time Suzy6 thank you.

Had treadmill about 18 months.

polly xx

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Hi Polly we'll done you. X

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Thanks Steph, just need to do it tomorrow now.

polly xx

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When I get mine this week we can push each other( and I don't mean on the treadmill) he he. X

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Hiya Polly.

Just had a nearly brainwave on the movitation for using treadmills (which I have just put into practice this morning!). If you have the facility, how about starting an audio book when you use the treadmill and if you only listen to it when doing this activity, you might be more motivated to keep on doing it. :)

If you don't have access or the ability to use an audio book, you could have a look on youtube for some great documentaries. I use headphones so I can concentrate fully on listening and because I am not fully focused on just walking, I managed to do longer and wasn't so puffed out either. Just a thought :) xx

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Good thinking scrbbty, anything to make you want to do it again has got to be a good thing. You can get fit without even realising your doing it. :) x

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I'm getting quite excited to get this treadmill now after reading all the replies. X

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this has to be the ONLY way to do it ......

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That girl is brilliant, she's got more moves than I have .......... but give me a week ..................... hahahaha :D

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Hi Scrobbitty I've tried to get that on YouTube but can't!

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I don't know how to post the actual youtube clip onto here ..... wish someone would explain.

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I wish someone would explain too out- for-lunch

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I've just tried re-posting the link here but the actual video isn't coming up either. Sometimes they do, sometimes they don't!

Just right click and highlight the link, let go and left click. There is drop down menu and select go to ...... and it will take you straight there. xx

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Just had confirmation of delivery of my treadmill I should be up and running (excuse the pun cos I'll be walking) weekend. Hope I still feel enthusiastic by then.

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Tadaa! this is a giant step forward to your improvement. Well done!

At the gym I can only gear the like of "Roar" by Kate Perry. I wouldn't mind Classic FM, but they say they want to encourage us with the jumping beat! So roar it is!

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Hey my treadmill came today took it out of the box set it up an hour later ( having rest to catch my breath ) it's up and running. So weekend I'll be on it.!!!!!

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