Friday, May 03, 2013
Today the new recumbent exercise bike arrived. My son got it all put together and I was really surprised how how little room it took up. I was expecting a bike with a much larger footprint but this one is really nice. It's a nice basic bike with adjustable tension, your speed, calories burned, time and distance showing. I never pay attention to the calories burned on any place but here so that wasn't a big deal. My only wants were the distance and time.
Once I get myself situated I'm ok, it's just the first few seconds getting myself coordinated. Anyway, we both started with a five minute trial to adjust the tension settings and get a feel of the bike. Okay that had to be the longest five minutes in history. Goodness it seemed to last forever. I may walk but nothing compares to riding this bike. Being recumbent it's harder for me to pedal than a conventional bike. It's just odd feeling.
Anyway we both rode it for twice for 5 minutes each time tonight. My thighs are killing me tonight as a result. Our plan is to add a few minutes more each day to build up our time. I have a feeling my body is going to be screaming at me because I started something different, am using different muscles and we have a wonderful cold front getting ready to send us up to five inches of rain over the next few days. I hate when fronts come through - they're murder on me.
My 85 year old Aunt and a younger cousin of mine all convinced me that I needed to take Glucosamine and Condrotin (can't spell it) because they think it would help me with my knee problems. Guess what? They are right it has helped especially my right hip. That's where I've noticed the most improvement because I was at a point where I couldn't even lay on my right side five minutes before now I'm resting so much better and not in near as much pain. That was the only change I made so I'm guessing that it's helped.
Hope everyone's having a great week! It's Friday already and that means it's the weekend! Make it a fantastic one!