So, this is the year, 2012. My new years resolution, like every other year, is to lose some of the extra flab that accompanies my sedentary life as an IT guy. To facilitate the evacuation of said flab, I went out and bought a treadmill. Now, my purchase wasn’t impulsive, I’ve tried other things in the past. I actually own an elliptical down in my basement; but I decided on a treadmill this time after using one at my employer’s gym room. What I like about the treadmill is that it moves me, I don’t need to motivate it to move… If I don’t move, it’s not like the treadmill is going to stop for me. Unfortunately, there is a motivational problem with any type of exercise machine or regiment; the monotony. So, what can I do? Well, I can watch TV or listen to music, but the problem is both are passive. Unless I’m really engaged in a TV show or my music, the shear fact that I am exerting myself becomes a burden. Now, if I could play a game or do some of my sedentary development actives while in motion, that would be something! The only problem is most treadmills don’t come with a desk, and the consoles on them offer only a little space to prop up a book, laptop or iPad. Even, then the positioning is not in a place that’s meant for constant usage. Luckily there are some innovative companies that have thought of solutions.