Thursday, December 8, 2011

Mama's got a new toy

I great Craigslist deals.  Our little home gym just got a little bigger last night I got an early Christmas present, we picked up a used Spin bike from a women who stated that she was going to stop biking because she started running.

I didn't want to tell her that Spin was a great cross training for running, instead we swooped in on the deal and came home with a new piece of fitness equipment. Our treadmill is also from Craigslist, but that was purchased from an overweight man who said his wife was done with it. When we had it serviced we learned it had very few miles on it. I call that a win.


I plan to use this bikes on days I want to sleep in and not go to early morning Spin, but also for days I want to double down and get two workouts in.  Last night I took it for a short 30 minute ride just to get a feel from it. Once I get everything tweaked to my liking I am sure I will be logging many more hours on it.

Are you asking for any special health or fitness item for Christmas?


20 comments:

  1. Love it. This is going to be so awesome to do at home! HAVE FUN!

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  2. SCORE!!!! Have a great time!

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  3. Oh my goodness, that is an awesome find! Good for you. The seller will regret losing her cross training once she gets into running. Too bad.

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  4. awesome! I love craigslist finds!

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  5. I want one of these SO bad! Enjoy! :)

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  6. Jealous! I've been searching craiglist for a cheap bike too! I'm actually hoping someone in my area will get a "new" bike for Christmas and will want to sell their "old" - still in good condition one.

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  7. Jealous! I've been searching craiglist for a cheap bike too! I'm actually hoping someone in my area will get a "new" bike for Christmas and will want to sell their "old" - still in good condition one.

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  8. How fun! I wish I had room at my house for some exercise equipment. The majority of my Christmas list has to do with working out.

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  9. Good for you....I am certainly doing more eating than exercising these days...I hate it...It's my typical cycle...when I am "on the whole better health thing" I am totally committed BUT......

    When I am off I am SO off.

    I have a feeling WW may be on my short list right after Christmas to put me back on track and give my perspective an overhaul.

    ;-)

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  10. I am mucho's green right now, that is an awesome Christmas prezzy - may you have many good miles together :-)

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  11. Awesome! I just got a spin bike from Craigslist a couple of weeks ago, and it was BEST $25 I have ever spent!
    :)

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  12. I love finding great deals! I need to go on craislist more. :)

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  13. What a great find! I'm sure it will get plenty of use at your house!

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  14. I wouldn't have mentioned the whole cross training thing either! Ha! What a great find!

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  15. i just started using my exercise bike again this week for the first time since march. oh how i missed it!

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  16. Awesome! It really helps to have stuff at home. I scored a treadmill from Craig's List this fall as an early Christmas present for me :) Have fun with her!

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  17. What a cool bike Jen. Have lots of fun miles on it. And I wouldn't have told the lady either that it was a great crosstraining tool.

    We don't exchange gifts for Christmas. But if we did I wouldn't know what to ask because at the moment I don't really need anything.

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  18. I need to invest in something like this or just a trainer for my bike. I think it would be a great Christmas idea!

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