Wednesday Workout Update, Or How I Learned to Love the Recumbent Bike
Posted Feb 02 2011 6:00am
I don't love it. I don't even like it. But I appreciate it. And that's enough, right?
Actually, for me, it is. Because this is when I would normally quit. Quit running, quit working out - the whole shebang. Hey - I had a good run of what...nearly three years of exercising? I gave it a shot. But the universe is trying to tell me something, with my bum ankle...go back to being a couch potato...you're too old for this kind of stuff...who did you think you were trying to fool with this whole "running" thing?
But the fact that I'm not quitting, that I have been going to they gym, by myself, three times a week, and getting on that boring piece of equipment - well, that tells me that I HAVE changed. I want to stay in shape. I like how my body feels after I've exercised. I even like sweating although I tend to agree with this quote "Sweating is NOT the sign of a good workout routine. It's just your body crying from the cruelty it just endured."
So I accept the recumbent bike. For now. Hopefully for not too much longer. I'm going to take my ankle out for a test run on Friday and see how it feels...fingers crossed. Austin is looming. And I wanna run it, dang it!!!
Oh, I've actually been doing an upper body workout with the weight machines after I'm done with the bike (and I only had to bribe myself once to do it) (Clif Bar - Crunchy Peanut Butter flavor). I have to say that I'm really pleased with my arms - I'm seeing the muscle definition already, so I guess I hadn't lost everything after I stopped letting Brad and Linda beat me up work me out! Who knows - I may even start doing some ab work next...will wonders never cease?!?