Exercise has always been really important to me. I like to look and feel great. I find exercise as important for my appearance as wearing nice clothes, shoes and make up.
The exercise you do and the food that you eat make such a difference to how you look and feel.
I am lucky that most of my friends, and in fact, most of the people I know, follow a healthy lifestyle. It is important as I am a great believer that you are the sum of your peer group.
Some of my friends join me when I go to the gym and there is no pressure when we go for dinner. I am never singled out because I like to eat healthily, as we usually all go for the healthier options on the menu.
My career keeps me busy and I spend a lot of time on the road. The gym has always been something I have struggled to make time for. I love exercise so I wondered how I could incorporate more workouts into my busy lifestyle.
Something that has also bugged me for a long time, is the shape of my legs. No matter what I do, I cannot seem to change the overall shape and that is something that displeased me greatly.
I started to look at exercise bike reviews online for advice and also one of my friends had told me what a great leg workout I would get from an exercise bikes. You can buy fold up bikes too, which would mean that I could take it with me on my travels.
I purchased a bike that would fold away, I could fit into the trunk of my car and it had lots of features too.
The bike was great as I could use it in my house when I was at home and transport it to my hotel room when I was on the road.
My diet wasn’t something I really changed as I always ate reasonably healthily and my weight was not an issue, staying fit and toning up my legs was the main aim for me.
During my research on the internet, I read that it was better to exercise five days per week and rest for two and on the exercise bike particularly, you would have a more productive workout if you worked slower for a more prolonged period.
So that is what I did. I was fortunate enough to be able to work out five times per week and I never exercised for under an hour and always cycled for 16kms or more. I am quite competitive so I would compete with myself and try and go a longer distance in an hour. I always found I would push myself to go harder and harder for longer.
I have to say, I was reaping the benefits. I had way more energy and my mind was more alert. I felt so fit and my legs definitely changed shape. I found myself wearing things I usually avoided, like mini skirts and tight leggings.
My experience using an exercise bike accomplished exactly what I wanted it to and although I did work hard, I have definitely reaped the rewards. The results speak for themselves.