Monday, September 13, 2010

Treadmill vs. Exercise Bike

Like most people, I hate exercising with a passion!

I would love to be able to afford a gym membership and a personal trainer but at the moment I'm too preoccupied with uni to be able to commit to something like that

My parents own a weights machine, treadmill and stationary bike
I really love the bike, but it's in the garage and mum is very pedantic about bringing things inside

I really need to do something though, especially with the plateau that I've become stuck in

What exercise do you all enjoy doing?
I think I might sneak the bike inside so I can at least watch tv or read
But I've heard that stationary bikes don't provide great workouts unless you go to a spin class


Blossom said...

A bike can be good, but you have to go hard. It's too bad you can't join a gym, I love classes & weights. But any exercise is better than nothing!

alycejo said...

I would love to join the gym. I plan to once I finish my degree next month so I don't have long to go. I just need to push myself to do something in the meantime!

Beth said...

walk, its free and always accessible ... there is no gym at school??

alycejo said...

there is but it's very expensive and I live an hour away from uni so I don't fancy travelling there unless it's for class!

Pamela E. Williams said...

See if you can find a Zumba class in your area. They are free (at least the ones here in my area) and you can get a great workout at least 2 days a week. Now I do my walking dvd by Leslie Sansone and do the 3 mile walk. Its great for burning cals and fat once you get to 3 miles.

alycejo said...

Free Zumba?!
Not here! Unless you have a gym membership Zumba is $10 every class!!!!!!

Chiku said...

Hey! Someone suggested your blog to me and I'm glad they did because I can DEFINITELY relate to hating exercise! I find that doing Billy Blanks videos (you can even find them in parts on youtube) make me feel great. First of all my hatred for that dickhead (seriously. WHY are fitness video instructors always so damn enthusiastic!?) keeps me going, because the video is all punches and kicks. And on top of that the achey feeling the next morning (and believe me, you will ache!) makes me feel like I've really accomplished something! It's hard to do the first time round, especially because he moves on from steps really quick, but once you get the hang of it that's yet another thing to be proud of! Let me know how it goes if you decide to try it out! :)

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