Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Deal

As I mentioned a while ago here on the blog, I'm attempting to re-lose some weight. Weight that re-adhered to my body during the past year or so, especially during the holiday season. I know what it takes to lose weight, but I hate hate hate doing it. Losing weight means I must ride the Sinister Stationary Bike of Doom.

Seriously. Of Doom.

The bike is a recumbent bike, and hurts my but just to sit on. I sweat like a pig, the minutes/miles/calories never move fast enough ... in short, being on it is like being tortured. It's even worse knowing that I'm responsible for the need to get back on the bike. I'm the only one who has put food in my mouth. Too much food. So back on the bike I go.

Under normal circumstances, I'd ride the bike a few times in a week, then slack off. I'd go a week or more without the bike until Bear or my conscience guilts me back on it. This time, however, I have a deal. If I ride the bike every day for at least ten minutes until January 31st, Bear will buy me a Wii Fit Plus.

I have a Wii and enjoy it, and I've heard amazing things about the Fit Plus. I'd much rather play games on the Wii than ride the Sinister Stationary Bike of Doom. Wouldn't you? We made the deal on Sunday and I've ridden it every day so far... twice doing 15 minutes (in the past I've ridden straight to 500 calories burned, which takes about half an hour. It sucks. This is much easier!). Wish me luck on the remaining nineteen days.

I think I'm going to need it.


Lori said...

There has to be a better (more enjoyable) way to burn calories... Are there any workout classes in your area & you can jump around laughing with a bunch of other women? What about running or xcountry skiing?
I wish spinning was more of a workout... xoxo don't let the bike of doom win.

Fox In Detox said...

Luck? Are you kidding me? You've totally got this, girlie... no sweat. When you get the WF+ do a review post. I'm dying to hear the opinion of someone I trust.

Heather said...

Lori - there are no gyms for 40+ miles, and no classes that I can get to while working both jobs. The bike, although I loathe it, does work.

Fox - will do! Probably not with pics, though. You'd die of laughter. Seriously. Me = not graceful.

Alice said...

GOOD LUCK! Will Bear buy me one too?? :) What a great motivator. We don't have a Wii, but I'd love to hear your experience with the Wii Fit Plus (which I totally know you're going to get!)

Birds of A Feather said...

THE WII FIT PLUS OF DOOM! NOOOOOO! It destroys self-esteem and crushes your spirit! I know of which I speak! ANY machine the goes "Oh!" when you step on it is EVIL! is a great way to track your progress, I'll give it that. Bear? If I ride my bike everyday til January 31st (the day after my btw) what do I get? And if you say "A congratulations" I will put a hurt on you.

Alice said...

Keep bicycling, girl. I'm rooting for you!