The thread title pretty much says it all. I was working out quite a bit about two years ago, and became a member of this site for information and inspiration. Then, as usual, I went completely off track and gained everything back.
Well, I have recently had a major life change and have decided that it's time to get back on track again. I am thinking that the best way to get started up again would be to get a treadmill. Start out with some cardio, just to get going, then add in weights as I gain a bit more endurance (and get the money to afford to buy some).
I know there are going to be a lot of people who want to say "join a gym" but I did that before, and while I did good there, I have since moved away and I always wished that I had started building my own home gym.
Anyway, I am not 100% sure of where my weight is at the moment, but I think I am somewhere between 325-340lbs. I am looking for recommendations for picking out a treadmill that would be good for a large user. Obviously, I am not going to be running marathons on the thing to begin with. I am talking more about speed walking/light jogging until I get my weight down, and improve my cardiovascular health some more.
I have been looking around on some websites and cannot seem to find much information about what treadmills are the best.
I did run across Pro-Form treadmills, and they seem to be a fairly good buy for the specs indicated.
Here is the one I am considering
It's rated to a 325 lb. weight capacity and has a 3.0 CHP motor. It's priced at $1000.00.
At the moment, $1k is a lot of money for me to come up with, so I am thinking of selling off some of my HT gear and blu-rays to fund the purchase. I love my HT and movies, but I want a better quality of life, and that would be a way to get started.
What do you think? Good buy or bad idea?
Any thoughts, tips, recommendations, etc. would be greatly appreciated.