After taking care of the usual chores (cleaning, laundry, throwing dinner in the crockpot, etc.), my husband and I went shopping for a recumbent bike for me. I joined Contours Express a couple of months ago for the weights, but I need cardio stuff too. So... a recumbent seemed the best option. I absolutely hate treadmills, stair climbers, and all that other stuff you have to stand on and knew if they were purchased, I would not use them. Stationary bikes are okay, but I've yet to find one that was comfortable for me. Until now. A recumbent with a soft seat seems to fit the bill. And it's easy enough to adjust the seat so both hubby (with longer legs) and I (with much shorter legs) can use it.
We did our homework, went to several stores, tried out different types and finally settled on a Schwinn. When we got it home, we had to unpack it from the car as I didn't have the strength to help hubby get it out without hurting both of us.
We got it unpacked and laid out in the family room. Then realized we had to move some furniture around in order for it to fit where I wanted it. So moved a couple of bookcases/storage units. No biggie.
Then time for dinner - and family as son, his wife and their son came over. After that, it was assembly time. Son and hubby assembled while I read directions. The salesman said "Oh, it will only take thirty minutes to put it together." Yeah. Right. An hour and a half later, we were ready to give it a try. And we all did.
So now I'm all set up - ready to exercise. No excuses. Time to work out. Here we go. Up and at 'em. Let's go now.
Birthdays: John Gay, Alexander Dyce, Winston Graham, David McPhail
Tips and Teasers: Go through your work looking for weak verbs and change them to stronger, more descriptive ones. Instead of “he walked”, try: strode, crept, tiptoed, stomped, etc
Thought for the day: "Yes, it’s hard to write, but it’s harder not to." - Carl Van Doren