8/12/2010

How can I burn calories while lounging?

My hubby brought a stationary recumbent bike home for himself and encouraged me to feel free to use it as well. I was hesitant. I adjusted the seat, sat down and pedaled for about 10 minutes without breaking a sweat. I know they say any activity is better than no activity but there was no resistance in the pedals, it felt like I wasn't doing anything. So I grabbed my 5 pound hand weights and did enough lunges, squats and tricep moves to feel some serious burn. I kind of feel like the 10 minutes on the bike were sort of useless, I'll stick with my heart pounding sweaty cardio that doesn't leave me so unsatisfied...

I woke up today with about 7 pounds of crap in my sinuses and feeling generally like I've been hit by a truck. It's funny how I can be going along, feeling okay and then, WHAM! sick. I read recently about how to stay active when you are sick, and thought, there just no freaking way, why would any person want to do that??? Well I guess I am going to find out. I need some cardio, badly, so today after getting the necessities taken care of at work I am going to hit the gym for at least 30 minutes of butt-busting on the elliptical machine. Who knows maybe it will clear my sinuses and then I can go take a nap.

I did make the salmon dish for the hubs, turned out delicious, so I am going to make it again tonight and take photos so I can have a new recipe post tomorrow. I am also going to be working on a black bean soup recipe, something with lots of heat to get my nose running and feed my soul at the same time.

2 comments:

Stay At Home Mom said...

I hope you are feeling better! I have also been hit by that truck that gave you that virus. But I am seriously hoping that you'll feel better. I am also currently on the look out for a decent home exercise equipment.But I need to seriously examine my drive to stick to the work out. Good luck with yours.

NellieMoellering said...

Hey, thanks. I find it easy to stay motivated when i give myself small things to look forward to. As I lose weight i buy one or two peices of great clothing that don't fit so I can have the excitement when they do, Check out my incentive posts and page.

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