Sunday, August 9, 2009

My recumbent bike

So, I think I mentioned a couple weeks ago that I got a great "find" at a garage sale in our neighborhood. I scored a recumbent exercise bike for $25, and it's basically brand new! I've wanted a recumbent for the longest time, since it's so much easier on my back than our Airdyne-type bike. Plus, as I tell my sweet hubby ... "I need a big fat seat to match my butt!" :-)

So here's a couple pictures of the bike. We put it at the foot of our bed, so I can watch TV while I'm riding. I've actually peddled for a whole hour -- peddling slow and steady during the TV show and faster and harder during the commercials. It's a good workout for me, and it doesn't seem to aggravate my fibromyalgia OR hurt my back, which is a major "plus."


  1. Cool beans! That's a great deal, congrats. Looks like fun too. I've wanted one too, now I'm not sure my knees could handle one, but I'm sure happy you were able to find such a terrific deal... Grin
    Hugs and blessings,

  2. I keep it on a very low setting, so it doesn't aggravate my knees. I have a baker's cyst behind my right knee, so I can't do anything too strenuous. But at the same time, I need to strengthen the muscles around my knees. So this seems to be a good fit for me.

  3. Patty,
    Good job kiddo! I'm glad things are working out for you. I know you'll do fine! Missing you!

  4. Hey Gracie Girl, I miss you too. I need to get back to a low carb diet SOOO badly, but I am having the toughest time just making myself do it. It's crazy!


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