Thursday, January 27, 2011

Let's Get Physical!

I haven't been so motivated to exercise...until now!

Not that I didn't have any reason "not" to, but seriously, going for a walk after working at my kids school all day does not seem too appealing to me. I'm on my feet practically all day, but I know it's not burning enough calories!

Well, just the other day, our neighbor blessed us with a stationary bike for just $40! It has all those options where you feel like you are bicycling up a hill. But, for now, I'll ride it like I'm taking a stroll down the street.

And let me tell ya, walking and bicycling are totally different things! I don't think I've worked my thigh muscles in a LOOOONG time! I literally wanted to stop after ten minutes. I know, how pathetic! But, I kept on going and made it to twenty.

So, my goal is to do it EVERYDAY, for at least twenty minutes! I'm not a morning person, so I can't even imagine myself getting up any earlier than I do now. Now, don't expect any before or after pictures. Well, maybe after..lol. 

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Of course, my son totally blew me away by being on this for 42 minutes (and 42 seconds to be exact).

12 comments:

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

Oh, I think you'll be at 43 minutes in no time! Way to go, Alicia!

Buckeroomama said...

Go, go, go!! I have all kinds of excuses for not exercising. The intention is there, don't get me wrong; I just need that extra kick in the b*tt. =)

Thanks for your sweet words over at Becky's. xoxo

Kelli @ RTSM said...

I bet a bike is way more fun than my elliptical machine. I haven't been on it for more than 10 minutes in a long time:) Good luck!

Darcie said...

What a great motivator...especially when it is right there in your house. You go girl!!!

Alicia The Snowflake said...

Good for you! You'll have to outdo your son. And what a great deal!

The Farmer Files said...

You should take a picture of you now (before)...and then you can post it on a Flashback Friday photo one day. ;)

Dee said...

I think that is an awesome goal! I really have been trying to get moving more too!

Susie said...

You go girl! Good luck:-)

Kimberly Rae said...

you'll be cycling away at 45 minutes in no time.... Good for you... doing something is better than doing nothing...

I've recently, after a year long self imposed wallow in pity, hiatus have gotten back in the gym... and while cardio isn't my favorite thing... I've realized how much I love lifting and being in the gym... I'm there at 4am... I can give you a wake up call if you'd like ;o) I mean after all what are blogger friends for?

Happy said...

Yeah, I wouldn't be using that uphill feature very often either! I get winded going up the stairs with the laundry basket.

I need to introduce a little cardio in my life, though.

ps. I'll be singing that song all night now...Olivia Newton John? I'm just taking a guess, not really sure who sings it!

Erin said...

It won't take you long...just put yourself in front of a television show you like and you'll be there before you know it!

(I love my exercise bike...love, love, love it.)

Scrapping Servant said...

Thanks for coming to visit me again friend! I miss you too! I am so proud of you with your goal. How is that going this week? Let's hold each other accountable!

I just finished writing a post (with pictures!) to go up tomorrow. I weight-in on wednesdays on my blog :)