Tuesday, May 14, 2013

My Fitness Test Results Are In: From Bad to Average!

As part of the #SmoothBlogger program I have been sharing my personal experiences since receiving an amazing treadmill.

Two months ago I completed the fitness test on my Smooth Fitness treadmill for the very first time.  I will admit that I was a little disappointed with the results, but it made me want to do better.  My goal was to improve just a little bit each time I took the fitness test.  Any improvement was going to be considered a success in my eyes.

 

The fitness test program grades you on your speed of completion, which is determined by how far can you walk, jog or run in 12 minutes.  You receive 1 of 5 grades: very bad, bad, average, good or very good.

This morning after completing the fitness test on my top rated treadmill, I received something that I never had before... my result was not "bad" this time but instead it was "average!"  

Were my eyes playing tricks on me?  I had to take a double-look to make sure that I did indeed see what I thought I did flashing on the screen in front of me.

I am not a runner by any means of the word, but I have gone farther than I never thought possible since receiving my Smooth Fitness treadmill 

Running around the block was impossible and now I can jog for entire mile and a half!  A year ago if anyone had told me I'd be able to do that I wouldn't have believed them.

It is amazing what a person can do if they just put their mind to it.  I am proof that it can be done.  All it takes is one step... taking the first step is always the hardest but can prove to be the most rewarding!

Have you taken the first step?

Smooth Fitness 7.35 Treadmill Review
I was selected to participate in the #SmoothBlogger Program and received a treadmill in exchange for my participation. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and/or believe will be a good fit for my readers.

The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Results may vary. No monetary compensation was received.

10 comments:

Angela said...

I haven't been on a treadmill in years, although I will probably be wishing I had one when it's 90 degrees outside this summer.

Hanan said...

That's great, way to go!!

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

Woohoo!!!! That is definite progress!!!

Amy said...

Wow that is amazing progress!! I just started running again, first time since I before I was pregnant. Here's to getting in shape!

Sippy Cup Mom said...

Way to go!

Becca @ Our Crazy Boys said...

Sometimes it's hard to take that first step, but isn't it exciting when the results start coming?! Congrats, girl!

ConnieFoggles said...

Great progress! You can do so much more with this type of exercise. I bet walking is a lot easier after this.

Pixystik4U said...

and soon enough you'll move up from average!

Sandy VanHoey said...

Congrats to you! That is awesome news and I'm proud of you for getting this far. You are determined and it's working for you. I know it isn't easy at all.

Kerri said...

Congrats to you. Isn't it great when you an do something that you once couldn't?