I have ADHD and going to the gym bores me to tears... but not since I started bringing things to do on the recumbent bike! It's easy to pedal while reading or playing a hand-held game, and I barely notice the time passing.
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The best way I have found to motivate myself with exercise is to bring a book along to the gym. I am only allowed to read that book while I am on the recumbent bike (or treadmill, or whatever). If it is a really good book, I find that I wind up exercising more than I planned so I can keep reading!
To avoid the cost of purchasing books, check them out of the library!
I started my weight loss challenge weighing 333.6lb. I decided to buy a recumbent exercise bike to help me lose weight. At first I could barely complete 10 mins, but in just 2 weeks I can now ride 11 miles in 30 minutes.
Start slow and do what you can. You will be amazed at how quickly can quickly you can build endurance and lose weight by using an exercise bike!I have lost 30lbs now in 6 weeks
Try a Recumbent if you are worried about your lower back, the support they provide is wonderful.
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