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My Under Desk Bike is Making Me Gorgeous

under desk bikeMy under desk bike is turning me into a super model.

Ok. That might be a stretch. But I will tell you my DeskCycle under desk bike  the best thing I’ve bought in a while. I’m absolutely giddy. I feel like a zealot. I want to travel the land telling people about it. Seriously.

It is hard for me to lose weight for several reasons:

1. I love to eat. Food rocks. Have you tried it? You should.

2. My favorite things to eat are all terrible for me. Bacon, cheese, chocolate, carbs of all shapes and sizes.

3. I love wine and cocktails. Duh.

4. I’m a web designer by trade, which means if I’m going to have the money to buy aforementioned food and make festive vodka cocktails, I need to sit my ass in a chair all day and move things around my screen.

I’ve tried to combat my body’s urge to fill my entire desk chair by walking the dog for an hour every morning, but for various reasons, that doesn’t always happen. I also read that even if you do exercise for an hour a day, if the rest of your day is spent sitting in a chair, you’re not doing half as much good as you think.  Being super sedentary cancels out a little exercise.

I’m a realist. I know I’m not the sort of person who is going to buckle down and exercise 2 hours a day. I have neither the time nor the will. And while I can control my eating and drinking here and there, I’m not going suck all the fun out of my life just to be thin. I’d rather be fat and happy. But I’d REALLY rather be healthy and happy.

So I was stuck. Until…

Under Desk Bike to the Rescue!

I’d seen those treadmill desks and ruled them out because I really need to be stable while I’m working and they are super expensive.  I thought if I could just find a way to sit at my desk and pedal, that might be the answer. I didn’t even know if an under desk bike was a thing, but Amazon assured me it was. There was under desk bike for about $25, but the reviews promised I wouldn’t be happy. There was another under desk bike, the DeskCycle for $149, which is more than I wanted to spend, but I decided to do it.

Why you should pony up and get the DeskCycle under desk bike:

1. It is super low, so my knees do not smack the top of my desk, even with it directly under my feet.

2. It is super quiet – doesn’t make a sound.

3. It has a velcro tether, which keeps the under desk bike from dragging my wheeled office chair around.

4. It has a little 5 function display that shows speed, time, distance and calories. Thanks to that, if I bike away on it for even half my day, I can burn between 500-1000 calories.

5. I don’t even realize I’m doing it. It just becomes second nature. Which is like paying a stranger to exercise for you.

I imagine there are other health benefits to not sitting still all day as well.

Now, I just have to be sure I don’t decide this just means I can have two more cocktails and a Snickers after work.

Get YOUR DeskCycle under desk bike!

 

Amy Vansant

Voted Funniest Non-Mommy Blog by a Bunch of Moms I Got Really Drunk.Amy has been finding creative ways to make no money since high school.

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  1. When I Blink

    “It has a velcro tether, which keeps the under desk bike from dragging my wheeled office chair around.” – Made me laugh AND answered a question I was starting to formulate in my head.

    OK, I want one. The only thing I can’t figure out is this: I type (as you know, by trade I also sit in front of a computer all day, but writing) on a wireless keyboard that sits in my lap. This is for ergonomic reasons – keeps me from raising my shoulders up into my ears as I tend to do if I’m typing on a keyboard that’s up on a desk.

    So I’m wondering if I can type on a keyboard in my lap if my legs are biking…
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    • Amy Vansant

      Now I’m laughing picturing you trying to type on a keyboard with your knees going up and down. I don’t think that will work. I mean *looks down at knees* my actual LAP is kind of still… You’d probably end up developing a skill that is both impressive and totally useless in every other application.
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  2. Lugh

    Hmm. I’m looking at it. I’m still pretty sure my knees are going to be smacking the bottom of my desk. They sometimes do that when I’m just sitting here, because I am both very tall and very clumsy.

    If I had a desk I could adjust, I would *love* to do this.
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  3. Nina Potts

    I have a super cheap version of this. It doesn’t have all the functions yours does, and it tends to get outrageously hot around the gear parts. And the metal around the pedal areas is breaking…

    How long have you had yours for? I’m asking to see how they stand up to the test of time. I’ve had mine about a year, so thats not so great as far as I’m concerned.
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    • Amy Vansant

      The getting hot thing was the bad reviews I kept reading about the less expensive bikes and why I bit the bullet and got this one.

      I’ve had mine for about a month, but from what I understand this one is just built better and won’t get hot regardless of how old it is.
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