I’ll admit I haven’t been exercising at the same level that was my norm before my son. Up until about 7-8 months I was jogging (or walking fast 😉) about 3x a week and using weights. Since then it’s been a bit of a struggle to find my new routine. I’m sure other moms can relate. So after over a year of getting in sporadic workouts, I finally made the decision to go back to what worked before.
When I first started working out and going to a gym I used the recumbent bike frequently to start my workout. I’d begin there, then move on to weights. I loved being able to read a magazine or book, watch tv and listen to music while riding. It was a great break from school. Which wasn’t the most intense workout, but was great for starting out.
This got me thinking recently. I have a treadmill but needed something quieter, because the only time I could work out was when my son was sleeping. A friend of mine had a bike that was compact and a reasonable price, so I thought why not check into it.
I’ve only used it a few times, but I already love how quiet it is and I can have some ‘me time’ looking at magazines again while moving a little.
So the moral of the story, sometimes it takes thinking back to what worked in the past to find something that you enjoy.
What is your favorite way to get in exercise?!