A treadmill is a wonderful piece of equipment. Today many women have one standing folded against the wall with various items hanging from the handles. If you’re only using it for burning calories by dusting it off once a month you need to see your treadmill in a new light. Turn it away from the window and make sure that you will be facing the wall where you can have privacy from passersby who might wonder if you have lost it as you seem to be talking to no one while walking on the treadmill.
If you don’t know about Emunah yet, you need to start by getting The Garden of Emunah by Rabbi Shalom Arush. This book will explain to you how you can change your life and start living with meaning and happiness without paying a fortune to psychologist, drug companies and gurus. One of the main aspects of Emunah, loosely translated as Faith, is to speak to G-d. Yes, you should speak to your Maker as if He was a friend with the difference that this Friend can truly do something about all of your woes and troubles.
Now, as much as we would like to get spiritual there is really no time for it. Women are busy with the facts of life and if we are lucky we get to express our spiritual needs for a few minutes here and there. With your treadmill and knowledge of how you can turn it into your hitbodedut station all of this can change. You can burn calories and get closer to G-d.
Your Talking to G-d Project
Speaking to G-d, also called Hitbodedut, is not always an easy thing to do, especially if you never did it, so the next step is to read In Forest Fields: A Unique Guide to Personal Prayer by Rabbi Shalom Arush. This book will give you some very useful information of how to talk to G-d and how to make requests. You can also read In the Garden of GratitudeThe Garden of Gratitude by Rabbi Shalom Arush to increase your inspiration to truly start your new project of walking the treadmill and talking to G-d. Don’t talk to other people too much about this, your evil inclination will be busy at work trying to prevent you from doing this because it could change your life in no time and all and leave the evil inclination without much to do but watch your happy life.
One Hour a Day
Aim for one hour a day on the treadmill. If you can’t commit to this amount of time do 30 minutes to begin with. Place a note with the things you need to talk to G-d about as you walk on the treadmill. You will be able to keep an eye on the treadmill clock so that you can divide your session into even parts. Choose a speed that makes it possible for you to talk. It is only good if you have to catch your breath, with time you will see that your stamina will improve and as you get used to talking to G-d, your body will get into shape. You will shed pounds as you shed your troubles.
Getting a Treadmill
If you don’t have a treadmill you might want to get one. Today this does not have to cost a lot of money and if you ask around a bit you might find that someone else might have one that you can take over before it caves in to the dust. You will only need a regular type of treadmill that will allow a faster walking pace. If it is foldable it is good since you might not have all that much space for it. Place it in a private corner where you can talk to G-d without anyone seeing your face. This is truly a perfect solution for a woman who wants to keep her privacy and work on her connection with G-d while doing something healthy that will soon make it possible to get into those pre-wedding skirts again.