I told you guys a few weeks ago how my dad gave me his wind trainer and I quickly became obsessed with it.
I’ve been using this A TON lately (when I’m actually in town and at home, which is rare, especially lately). Since I can’t run anymore until after the little boy comes along, I’m limited to what I can do for cardio. Sure, I have tons of DVDs, and Fitness OnDemand, which are both awesome, but I like having other options too!
Many days I take a nice long walk (with or without Rufio), but the weather has been quite crummy lately. It’s cold and rainy, and to me, walking for pleasure and exercise in the rain is not necessary if there is something else I can do. I’m not the biggest fan of the gym available to me, so this is such a great alternative. Oh, and aside from the weather, I’m not supposed to bike outside anyway! My center of balance is all screwed up (the belly I’m growing is to blame) and my chances of falling are higher I guess. It’s just not worth the risk!
This is actually my dad’s old bike. It’s like 20 years old, and still in excellent condition! He has a super light top of the line bike and had given this to my brother, but he wasn’t using it, so it was passed off to me. Let’s just say…it’s a good thing I’m tall! Such a difference between men’s bikes and women’s bikes!’
This is definitely set up like a racing bike, and leaning forward all of the time is a little uncomfortable for me, so I tend to just rest my hands on the elbow pads. This bike even has a great computer which counts cadence, distance, mph and a whole bunch of other fun things.
I always make sure I stay well hydrated! I usually have 2 bottles-one of ice water and one of 3/4 water, 1/4 Gatorade. I usually manage to drink them both in about an hour. I’ve always been a big water drinker though!
I have some DVDs called Spinervals which are spin classes that I can just throw into the DVD player and get a great workout with. (You should all check them out…there are all different kinds of workouts, not just riding!) Sometimes I also just put on a show I love (How I Met Your Mother On Demand!) and spin for 45 minutes to an hour. I get such a great workout, and it’s a nice change of pace!
The best part is, Solomon has developed a love for the bike as well! Hopefully, once I’m able to ride again, we’ll be able to take some rides together! The only problem is, Solomon doesn’t have proper riding shorts! We’ll remedy that soon though!
Do you ride a bike? For fun or fitness? What’s a great new workout you’ve tried recently?