Originally Posted by pipernoswiper
whispering.............dont tell anyone but i think i love my treadmill
Me too! Just like you, I love how the treadmill really gives you that sense of achievement. On the elliptical, I feel like I can't translate my workout into a meaningful thing, but on a treadmill I can say "Oh wow, I just jogged farther than I have before!" or "Oh wow, I just ran a mile faster than ever before"! Especially because I remember dreading the mile-long runs SOO much as a kid in elementary and middle school (I never did sports or exercise as a kid besides gym class once a week), and it was always so embarrassing to be among the last kids to finish. I think for a lot of people jogging/running becomes the gold standard of fitness as a result of those stupid school runs.
Great job with your progress! Keep going at it and you'll be amazed at how much more you'll be able to do!