Recumbent Bike Workout!

Happy Thursday!

Since I ran a 10k race yesterday, I stuck to a cross training workout today. First up was 30 minutes on the stair climber. I used the “calorie burn” setting on level 14 and I really worked up a sweat.

Next, I grabbed two 5 lb dumbbells and hopped on the recumbent bike for 20 minutes. I set the bike on “random” at level 9. While riding the bike I did as many sets of the following as I could:

PS I totally wanted to video this but I couldn’t find a camera man in my work gym today. Plus people think I’m cray for taking pictures all the time. 🙂

1. Overhead shoulder press (20).

2. Reverse shoulder press (20). This one is hard to describe, but set up as if you were going to do a shoulder press and with only bending at your elbows, lower your arms until you hands and arms are even with your shoulders and return to the start position.

3. Bicep curls (20).

4. Tricep drops (20). Hold dumbbells together over head and drop the weights backwards while keeping your elbows still and in close to your ears.

5. Mini flys (20). Touch you elbows to your waste and extend your arms forward while holding the weights perpendicular. While keeping your elbows against your body, move both hands out to the side and return to the starting position.

Repeat the exercises as many times as you can in 20 minutes and take breaks when necessary. Even though I only used 5 lb weights, my arms were screaming at the end! To finish off the workout, I did some abs and held a plank for as long as I could…only about 2:30 today.
A post without pictures is really no fun. To fill that void, here are some random pics from my phone.

Baby in tights ❤


This snowman had a little too much fun on New Year’s Eve.  🙂


My mom gave me these new notebooks.  I love making lists!


Loving my new chevron scarf.  I hope some of you like that magnet in the background.  🙂


Afternoon snack!



What was your workout today?

Are you a snacker?  What are some of your “go to” snacks?


  1. We have much in common! I love the little cuties as snacks ( they are so easy to peel), love your scarf, and LOVE, LOVE making lists! In fact, I was just working on a post about that!

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