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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Workout Wednesday

Its Workout Wednesday!!
When i get to share with you new workouts or activities Ive been doing, new healthy recipes Ive found, fun health facts, new gear Ive come across and anything else workout and health related!!
In the past 8 months Ive really gotten into working out. In fact Ive never worked out or been so active before in my life. And now I'm wondering why its taken me so long!!?! After a rough breakup and a few extra pounds, I decided it was time to do something for myself, something that's going to make me feel better, inside and out... and that's when I found Bikini Bootcamp-
An all girl out doors Bootcamp. Since then Ive tried a bunch of different activities from Pole Dance lessons to Bikram Yoga! Ive toned up a bit, increased my stamina and endurance, and am now a much healthier person.
And so, for today's Wednesday Workout, I wanted to share with you my new found love for bike riding! Last week I took my bike out for the first time ( Ive had it for 2 years!!). I rode it downtown to my bootcamp class and added an extra hour to my regular Thursday workout and saved money otherwise spent on gas!!
Bike riding is a great way to workout because its fun! So its almost like your tricked into working out!
Here are some fun facts I found on bike riding:
  • Riding your bike for 10 miles, instead of driving, reduced your carbon emissions by 384 pounds!
  • Riding for one hour ( or 10 miles, depending on your speed) you can burn 400-500 calories!
  • Riding your bike = great cardio session!


  • to burn more calories on your bike ride vary your speed and resistance; by adding a few speed bursts and tyring your hardest to bike up steep hill you'll get your heart rate up, which means burning more fat!
  • bike riding for longer periods of time builds stamina
  • bike riding tones your butt, quadriceps, hamstring, lower legs and even your core!
  • getting your heart rate up, like when bike riding, can help lower your blood pressure and control cholesterol levels


Now that summer is finally here ( and gas prices have sky rocketed) why not get out that old bike of yours, lube up the chain, tighten the wheels, and go for a nice ride in the sunshine?!!

If you don't have a bike yet, check out United Cycle, Redbike, Kijiji, or even Canadian Tire, Walmart or SportCheck!

I'm going to get a picture of me and my bike to show you next week!

Happy Riding!


  1. Awesome, inspiring post, girl! I've been wanting a bike for some time. . . hmmm maybe today. . . yes. Hello craigslist.
    New follower :) Love your blog name, can't wait to read more- I'll be back! Found you on FTLOB Get Fit hop.

  2. Thanks so much!!! Im so excited to have a new follower!!!

  3. Everyone rides their bikes here in Denmark, as a means of transportation year round. There are sometime more bikers than cars on the road Me being Canadian, means I am not programmed for hardcore traffic biking. But, the time has come for me to try. You are right, it is a great way to sneak in extra workout time, and save money and the environment. My fear is getting run over by a crazy European driver! Also, thank you so much for checking out my blog and becoming a follower. So happy to have you as a reader!

  4. Id be scared to ride a bike in Europe too!!! haha

    Thanks for checking out my blog :)