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Try Something New!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Are you someone who sticks to the same routine or do you give new things a try enthusiastically?

Or are you like me, somewhere in the middle. I don't always jump into something new. Sometimes I need a little push. Sometimes I need a big push. Or sometimes I try something new out of necessity.

Earlier this week I had a bit of a dilemma. I wanted to go for a walk. It was raining. I did not want to go out in the rain. Usually not a problem for me, but for whatever reason, I wanted to walk on my treadmill instead.

Obstacle: Someone had thoughtlessly put something weighing about 45 pounds on my treadmill! That is THREE TIMES more than my lifting weight limit of 15 pounds (still doctor's orders).

Sputtering away, I look around and I spy THE STATIONARY BIKE. Nope, that was not for me. Nope. Not interested. Never liked it before, not wasting my time with it.

Limited options sure does narrow your choices!

On to the stationary bike I go. Just for 10 minutes. Then for 20 minutes. Then, hey, this is not so bad after all, for 30 minutes! I have used it every day since! I really like the thing.

I am so glad I found something different to add to my exercise repertoire.

And to think, I would have never discovered my new friend, the stationary bike, if I had been able to walk like I had planned. I sure am glad someone placed something heavy on my treadmill!

I hope you, my SparkFriends, are eager to try new things. You don't have to like them. Just try them. You might be surprised!

Best wishes to all of you!

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    emoticon Way to work that stationary bike! :)
    1935 days ago
    Trying something new makes the day so special. Good for you.
    1935 days ago
    Glad you like the stationary bike. When I go to the gym I like the elliptical, I finally manged 30 min. on the beast and was so happy, mind you I don't go at no break neck speed I go at the speed I can handle, but I feel like a get an excellent workout on that thing. You are so right, if we don't try will never know. Have a great day. Who'd have thought something weighing 45 lbs. would turn into a blessing, lol.

    1936 days ago
    I love to swim and it's my first choice for exercising but I think I need to add something different into my routine. I don't have any other exercise equipment besides a Wii and my bike (which doesn't have tires at the moment).

    1937 days ago
    It's true, you never know what you're going to like or dislike until you try it. Before turning up your nose at anything, ask yourself "what is the harm in trying?" If it is something that could be harmful then you'll have a significant response, but if it isn't going to hurt you, then your biggest excuse will be "I don't want to." It wasn't an answer your mother would accept, so why should you accept it from yourself. Heck, you might just love it!
    1937 days ago
    I use my stationary bike everyday, enjoying the ability to just think, watch TV, listen to TV or even ride with my ipad in hand and spark away.

    I am glad you have found a new tool that you can use in this journey to better health and fitness. Glad you were willing to try something new.
    1937 days ago
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