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Starting out with staionary bike oof!

Monday, September 28, 2020

How is it I can power walk 8 miles but getting on the stationary bike in just 2 minutes I feel like I am never going to make it to ten minutes never mind 5 minutes. I use my legs daily for power walking at a 4 MPH pace but on the stationary bike I feel like I am running a marathon and my upper thigs begin to ache like crazy 2 minutes into my session. I also feel extremely fatigued.

I am aiming for 10 minutes twice a day over and above the daily power walking and every other day strength training. Today I did get through 10 minutes of cycling after lunch and told hubby I felt as if I just power walked 8 miles. I went out for a 4 mile power walk at 3:30 and then after dinner decided to try the stationary bike again. I lasted only 5 minutes and called it a day. Maybe I wil get brave and tgive it another try after I have rested up a bit.

Tomorrow my goal is to make it twice at 10 minutes with no breaking down. It's supposed to rain so I am going to have to push it to meet that goal. I CAN DO THIS!.

Just added a new goal, doing planks. Did 2 and a half to start. Two I did at one minute and one only 30 seconds. Im going to work up to 2 minute planks and hopefully will be successful by the nd of October. if not I will keep it up until I get there. No matter how long it takes, II WILL DO IT!
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    Whew! That's a lot of leg work! You are so strong, Susan, even if you can't yet do everything you plan to do. Amazing motivation and stamina!
    18 days ago
  • BJAEGER307
    22 days ago
    When I was competeing in cycling my coach would not allow me to run or power walk as it messed up my training. He said it used the muscles differently and told me to not even think about swimming. Until the body is use to both it will feel when you are cycling that you have never worked out before. It will take awhile but it will pass. emoticon
    22 days ago
    You're using your muscles differently, keep at it, you'll do it!!

    stay safe hun have a great day today emoticon
    23 days ago
    I cannot do the stationary bike at all. Too hard on the derriere!!!
    23 days ago
  • EISSA7
    I find the exact thing...can walk for miles, use the elliptical forever BUT put me on a stationary bike and it’s a pure struggle!
    23 days ago
    when you use different muscles or same ones in different way takes time to adjust emoticon
    23 days ago
    Oh man, I had the exact same thing happen! I tried my dad's stationary bike and I went about 5 minutes before I was DYING. I told my brother and he suggested interval training! But I prefer walking and dancing anyways (and dancing is much more of an all-body thing!)
    23 days ago
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