Saturday, May 10, 2008

We're way too into this fitness thing!

The treadmill we have is great, but it gets old really fast! Especially after a long winter of that being our only form of exercise for 30 minutes every stinkin' day! Brent's been wanting to get bikes for us so that we could ride around as a family. Can you believe I actually agreed?!? We took some of the economic stimulus check and bought bikes and a baby trailer for Sarah today. We're still smiling in this picture because we had only ridden the bikes up and down our driveway a couple of times. I guarantee we would not have had the energy to smile after our half hour workout on the bikes. And we're definitely not smiling now as we try to climb the stairs to get upstairs in our house! I don't remember riding a bike being this hard as a kid...but somehow these fancy shmancy new fangled bikes use a lot more muscles than the basic 3 speed I was so proud of as a 10 year old. I'm sure it's the bike that's causing me to be so sore...that's my story, and I'm sticking to it!

And just a quick update on the fitness program...Brent and I both made the gold level for the first quarter! We've both lost quite a bit of weight, too, which is the best part of it all. Now if I could only walk like a thinner person instead of holding my back and moaning because every part of my lower body hurts! What was I thinking?!?


The Horaks said...

I know exactly what you mean about using the same exercise regimen every day all winter long! I am so tired of my elliptical machine that I have taken up bike riding these last couple weeks, too! Don't get me wrong, I am really SO thankful for my elliptical machine, I'm just also very thankful that I have other exercise options right now! ;) I have to say that I was SO impressed to hear that you got a perfect score on your fitness program! You are just amazing! I wish you happy shopping with your rewards!!!! :D

Elissa Brown said...

You guys are looking great! I think it is awesome! :)