No more working on medical devices for me. I loved my time at Somanetics and I’ll miss everyone here, but Somanetics has been bought and the parent company is closing this office. On Tuesday I start my new job at General Motors.
Perhaps now I’ll be able to spend more than 18 months at a job.
Previous Weight: 354.4
Current Weight: 357.4
Delta: +3 Pounds
Blech. I tried to do better this week but got hit with a lot of temptations, “Oh, there’s donuts for the Linux guys,” “Oh, there’s ice cream for the Linux guys,” “Oh, I got KFC for dinner.” I succumbed to all of them.
But Lord, let now thy servant depart in peace, for mine eyes have seen my salvation.
That’s a Marcy recumbent exercise bike. I had been thinking for a while about getting a treadmill, but ones that could support my current weight cost well over $1000. And then I read in The 4-Hour Body about a guy who got his exercise on a recumbent bike – it allowed him to relieve the horrible boredom that always eventually makes me stop exercising. With a recumbent bike, you can read, watch TV or even play video games while still keeping your heart rate in the cardio zone. And this one is supposed to be excellent – not just for the price, but excellent all around. The biggest plus – it’s magwheel-driven, so it’s silent.
Once it arrives (which will take a week since I picked free shipping) I’ll add a new entry to these posts detailing how many minutes of exercise I got each week.
I would replace my chair(almost literally) with this device if I were you. Exercise a little every day. 5 minutes here, 10 minutes there. It adds up. This is so much more effective than standard 1-2 times a week.
One friend of mine set his bike up in the living room, and used it while playing with his playstation (or whatever). Said he learned to completely forget that he’s cycling, losing himself in the game.. and then was surprised how exhausted he was afterwards =)
That’s exactly the plan.