I need to lose weight and get in shape. I'm still not totally comfortable doing any prolonged outdoor stuff. I was thinking of getting an indoor bike. Not really $Texas level like Peloton, but maybe something like a Bowflex.
I have lost about 20 lbs since COVID-19 began, thanks to dietary changes (less sugar, no milk or creamer, less snacking, and far less alcohol). But I need to go the extra mile and start really committing to exercising. I like the idea of indoor biking and I have the room for it now.
Anyone have any opinions on this, either on what product to get or on my idea in general? This is my current exercise routine:
So, there you go. Is it moving too fast to jump to cycling? I like running, but I just am not feeling that now and a bike is more compact than a treadmill. I like biking in general.
I'll share more details about my weight and whatnot if you need for recommendations. I'm not what I would personally call corpulent, but my weight is unattractive and unhealthy, plus I believe I have high blood pressure. It's hard to tell because I tend to suffer from white coat syndrome so I rarely get accurate readings at the doctor's office. When I got my COVID-19 test, my BP was like 200 over 150. About 5 minutes later it was still high but lower, like 180 over 140. If I had stayed later I'm sure it would have been closer to "normal" which has happened before, but that was a quick in and out visit. Actually...yeah, I should get a blood pressure monitor too. Anyway, I feel like biking can help with that too.