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A Few Days Off

I'm taking a few days off from work while I try to get my head straight.

I ordered a new exercise bike so I can get in some cardio.  With the problems I've been having with my foot I'm not going to be be able to run for a while.  So I need a replacement activity.  The bike was delivered a few days ago.

Workout number 1: The first workout was getting the bike into the house and down the stairs without killing myself.

Workout number 2: The second workout was putting the thing together.  So much sitting down, getting up, crawling around, lifting.blah blah blah.  But then it was done and my new exercise bike was ready for use.

Schwinn� 240 Recumbent Bike

The Schwinn 240 Recumbent bike..nice, huh?  Looking good.just one problem.  The display doesn't work correctly.  Its like everything that can light up, does.  If you hold your head just right, you can see what is supposed to be displayed but with the rest of the display also lit up, its not easy.  So I'll be calling today to get a replacement display board.  But at least I can start using it until the new board arrives.

Workouts 3 and 4: When I was going to the gym regularly on my 'bike days' I was doing about 45 minutes on the thing.  Starting all over again.I can handle about 5 or 6 minutes.  And after that my legs are wobbly for the rest of the day. So I'm starting small and working my way up.  My workouts are now like this.

  • 6 minutes of bike
  • 5 minutes of rowing
  • Bench presses
  • Seated rows
  • Military presses
  • Lying tricep extensions
  • Standing curls

Its not the best workout I've ever put together but it isn't supposed to trigger a lot of muscle growth or anything like that.  This is just to get my muscles and my cardiovascular system to wake up.  Once I'm used to the activity level again, I'll start taxing my system like what I used to do.  For now I just need a boost to get my motor running.

Food.I'm still not eating right.  I'm doing better but still not right.  I'm taking some of the blame on this but a big stack of blame goes to the morons at Sears.  My fridge (a side by side unit) started acting up a while back.  The bottom half of it freezes anything I put in there.  So I can only use the top half.  I've had the Sears repair people over THREE TIMES so far and its still doing it.  Its hard to eat right when you have limited storage space for food.  I want to have raw veggies but they are useless if they are frozen.

Anyway, parts are on order and they are coming on Wednesday to fix it.at least that's the plan.  Of course I'll have to go shopping after its fixed.  I know just who to take with me!

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I ordered some new straps for my Body Bug.  That's the one bad thing about the new Bugg, the straps for the old one don't fix.  I think they do that on purpose to get you to buy more stuff. 

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I like the new design but thing about the straps really bugs me.get it?  Bugs me..

Hey.these are the jokes, people.

Anyway, that just about catches me up.  Time to sign off and go do my workout.