30,000-39,999 SparkPoints 32,178

Trying Something New

Friday, June 30, 2017

I have managed to be quite regular in exercising at the gym 5 times a week. However, it is time to shake things up in my exercise. I am going to try adding bicycling (outdoors) as another form of exercise. Since I don't know if this is something I am going to like, I purchased a used bicycle a few weeks ago. I haven't been on a real bike since I was a kid (which, trust me, was a LONG, LONG time ago) so it felt really strange. The thinner wheels took getting used to and admittedly, I fell off once during the adjustment period. Nothing was hurt except my pride... but I hopped back on and now feel more comfortable with the whole thing. The next order of business was to find a bike path conveniently located to home because there are no sidewalks by me and the roads are too dangerous. Mission accomplished! Not long after I started riding on the bike path I met another woman my age who has the same goals. We have now become workout buddies (and friends) and are having a great time doing this together.
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
    I live on the back side of a hill that has a road that goes down it. There is a lady that must be 60ish that has started coasting downhill and then walking her bike uphill. I was thinking this is fantastic exercise except I would be afraid the brakes on my bike might fail. Always something to worry about, isn't there. I think bike paths are awesome. Good luck on the biking.
    969 days ago
    That's wonderful to have found a workout buddy.
    969 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.

More Blogs by MARCIE18