With a treadmill you can get a great workout. Unfortunately, running on a treadmill can be boring because the scenery does not change, and it feels as though you are running to nowhere. So here are a couple of ideas to spice things up.
Load your iPod with music you would dance to. Choosing the right music when working out is essential to preventing boredom on the treadmill. Although you may love Lionel Richie's slow ballads, his songs will not inspire you to keep jogging. The opposite is true; His melodic lyrics may encourage you to walk or even stroll. Check out the top songs on iTunes or the Billboard charts to get ideas for songs that will get and keep you moving. Here are a few examples:
1) I've Got a Feeling by the Black Eyed Peas: This is an upbeat, feel good song that will keep you motivated throughout your workout.
2) Living la Vida Loca by Ricky Martin: This is an oldie but a goodie. Think back to the Grammy's when Ricky Martin was shaking his rump to this song. His positive attitude is contagious!
3) Before He Cheats by Carrie Underwood: Nothing is a better motivator than thinking of an ex who's done you wrong, and imagining you run into him when your at your physical best.
Invest in a treadmill workout video. Many people who use the treadmill never take full advantage of what the machine can offer. Watching a treadmill workout video will give you ideas on how you can give your workout more punch.
Watch TV. So that the time passes along quickly, put on your favorite DVD or television program. This is an old, but good trick that keeps joggers on the treadmill.
In closing, jogging on a treadmill does not have to a boring activity. There are a number of things you can participate in to take the monotony out of your workout.