Bye Bye Exercise Bike.

by Valerie, Mom Knows It All

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Exercise Bike
With my weight not being what I want yet I realize that I am going to have do work harder to reach my goal weight. This means I need to exercise. Ironically, I just got rid of our stationery bike on freecycle. It was making a great combo seat and scratching post for the cat, and hadn’t been used regularly in a long time. I had nothing but good intentions when I bought it second-hand. I was over 350 pounds at the time. I rode it for a while, but I guess since weight didn’t come off figured it wasn’t worth the trouble. And so it sat. The next time that I decided I was going to try and ride it my knee was bothering me. At that same time I was being seen by a physical therapist for back problems and had to be careful with the activities I did. So I stopped riding the bike again. I got the back problem somewhat under control. Then I had my Lap-band surgery and weight was finally coming off. I intended to ride the bike but somehow never got to it. Then I got sick and had lung surgery. Nothing has been the same since then. I am getting exercise once again now, in the form of walking. I am taking college classes now, so three times a week I have to walk all over campus. It may not seem like much for some, but for me it’s a lot. I actually recently decided to get myself a pedometer, to measure how much walking it is that I’m doing. The walking, even on flat ground, is quite a trial for me. The walk from my car to my first class is under ten minutes, at the end of which time I am huffing and puffing worse then I ever did when I was overweight or when I smoked. I saw the pulmonologist recently and he assured me that everything I am going through is normal for a person that’s had lung surgery, and that my body is still adjusting to not having two lungs. So, I’m hoping that by the time warmer weather arrives I can handle some more exercise. I know I’m not ready for any type of heavy biking at this point. But maybe the day will come that when I see a great REI coupon code I can consider getting a bike instead of a pedometer.

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2 comments

pat. marsden February 6, 2012 - 8:27 am

I have an extra pedometer if you are really serious.

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Kimberly B. February 7, 2012 - 8:55 pm

I got rid of my exercise bike and wish i would have kept it. I guess I’l have to be more creative now. Just remember to take it easy and you’ll get there when your body is ready.

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