How to Build a Treadmill Desk

Treadmill Desk ReviewI get a lot of questions about my treadmill desk and how it works. All of the treadmill desks that I looked at were pretty expensive, and I didn’t know if I would really even use one. So my husband and I decided that we would try to build one using an older treadmill that we didn’t feel comfortable running on anymore.

In the first picture you can see the basic setup. We basically drilled 2 shelf brackets ($7 each at Home Depot) into the top of the treadmill and placed a wireless keyboard mouse on top of a plain wood shelf ($10-$20 at Home Depot depending on the size and type). You could use a SurfShelf if you didn’t want to try to make one yourself (about $40 through We already had a television in the “exercise room” (unfinished basement), so we just plugged one of our laptop docking stations into it. I simply take my laptop from the docking station in my office to the docking station in the basement to keep working. If you don’t have any of the above already, you can always go the TrekDesk route for about $500 (available from Amazon).
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My Actual Pajama Jeans Review

Pajama Jeans Review

Pajama Jeans

Groupon Alert! Here’s the link to the Pajama Jeans deal on Groupon!!

Since I first mentioned Pajama Jeans back on January 3, I have been getting a lot of questions (and teasing!). From Shawn and Lisa talking about them on the Affiliate Thing podcast to the Sunshine Rewards members asking for a review to my Bunco friends all wanting me to wear them last night, everyone has been asking me what I think about them. The sad part is that it is February 17 and they just arrived!

I was starting to get really angry with the Pajama Jeans and I hadn’t even tried them on yet. I know they said that it would take 4-6 weeks for them to arrive, but I had friends who had already gotten theirs. Apparently my size was on backorder. When they finally shipped on February 5, I was so excited. The bad news was that they shipped them via pony or something because shipping took almost 2 weeks.

When I saw the mail lady putting a big yellow package into the mailbox today, I immediately ran out and grabbed it. When I saw that it was, indeed, my Pajama Jeans, I ripped them open to try them on. My first impression was that they definitely looked like denim but felt thinner and stretchier. I wouldn’t go so far as to say that they feel like my fluffy flannel pajamas though.

Without getting too personal, I had to try on a few different pair of underwear with them before I found a pair that worked. I didn’t want you to be able to see lines, and the Pajama Jeans sit low enough that I had to go with low ride undies so you wouldn’t see them when I bend over.

The picture above is the best I could do with my webcam and the timer on Daily Booth. Not the best quality but you can see that they really do look like jeans. I already had on a long-sleeved gray shirt today, so that is what I am wearing with them. I’m going to wear them to lunch with my friends and see if any of them notice. I’ll let you know what they say.

All in all, do I like the Pajama Jeans? Yeah, I do. They are comfy enough that I could do a light workout in them but also look better than any of my stretchy black workout pants. The sizing is perfect, and I went by what they said on the site. Were they pricey? At almost $50 including shipping and handling, they are definitely more than what I would usually spend for pants to wear around the house or run errands in. We’ll see how they wash up.

Want to learn more? Check out my article about Pajama Jeans on Good Morning America.

Let the crazy comments begin. :)

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