Gosh, you two are showing me up. I missed a couple times last week.
But those are the only days I've missed since I started. I signed up for a couple challenges in February, and those seem like attainable goals.
Good for you! You know the best workout that someone can do?
The one that they do. Because any workout you do is infinitely better than sitting on the couch, right?
Do what you do, and from what you've said, it sounds like it's a lot more than you were doing a month ago, right?
I went from zero to intermittent for the first month and a half. At that point I committed to "every day" even if it was just a 10-minute stretch. Now I'm thinking less of "exercising" and more of "training" with my workouts.
I had to do the math on that.
Wow, that is a long time in the saddle! Do you have special seat?
If I am in it for 40 min, I am getting alot of feedback from that area that it is time to quit...
Bear in mind that 15K minutes (just over 40 minutes a day, I also did the math lol) does not mean JUST time on the bike. I try to do a 10 minute stretch most days via the Peloton app. If I'm taking my dog for a longer walk (i.e. not just 1.2 mi around the neighborhood), I log that as an outdoor walk on the Peloton app. I've been slacking, but I really intend to do more core workouts via the app, and have been considering starting yoga, which would also count as minutes. And honestly I *should* do more strength exercises in general than I do, which can also count to 15K.
Re: butt pain, there's an adjustment (soreness) period for everyone. Generally, depending on how often you ride, it's a 2-4 week thing as long as you're riding regularly. The soreness *should* go away.
And even then, I tend to stay in the saddle for most rides. If it's a longer ride (75 minutes, or even some 60 minute rides) I start to feel it.
If you go a month of pretty regular riding and you're not finding the soreness go away, then listen to @KeizerBrewr
because you might have a fit issue. That could be adjustment or it could be a different saddle entirely.
I use the app on my Fire stick. I am not going to spend that kind of money for a bike that doesn't go anywhere...I would rather get a MTB and go enjoy being outside.
Yeah, it's not a cheap piece of kit. But it's getting a lot more use than the MTB that I bought several years ago and never ride lol.
I still don't regret it, though. I've done more for fitness in the last 7 months with the bike than I think I've done in any 7 month period I can recall since my teen years.
Even when I went through a period of spending a LOT of time hiking, it was weekly at best, not an every day thing. And when I went hiking with my buddy that regularly would do 10+ mile hikes every weekend as well as playing a lot of hockey, or hiking with my road cycling buddy who thought nothing of a 60-100 mile ride, they'd smoke me.
It's tough to say "I'm going to hike/cycle/etc outside" and know that you can get it done in 45-60 minutes. Often you spend nearly that much getting organized, driving to/from where you're doing it, etc. And low-intensity exercise like hiking or even MTB is hard to get a good workout in that time. If I'm going to go hiking, it's going to be 6-12 miles and it's going to take several hours.
I did talk to my coworkers / golf buddies last week when we were on the links. I know they actually go mountain biking. I think maybe we're actually going to head out and do that together at some point. Which will be fun, and will be hours of effort (rather than 45-60 minutes).
Hopefully the work I'm putting in on the Peloton will help me not embarrass myself when we go lol.