It's no secret that I really dislike the treadmill but I have come to an uneasy peace with it over these cold winter months. I'm in the gym three times a week to lift weights and the treadmill offers a convenient way to run. Well now that the weather is warming up, I'm excited to get back to running outside and to other types of exercise. I really feel like my cardiovascular fitness has suffered during these cold winter months. I know some folks love the treadmill but I really feel like I have actually become less fit using it. You move unnaturally on it and the machine helps way too much. A hill repeat on an actual hill will always be more intense.
I'm finding that I need much longer to recover from high intensity moves that I used to be able to do easily. And I want to be tip-top shape. So starting this week, I'm refusing to get on the treadmill. I'm sticking to skipping rope and interval training (Body Rock TV style and with running)--basically moving my body.
I think my fitness motto should be that: Move Your Body. Just Your Body. Move it Fast. Move it Strong. Everything Else is Extra.