A month of daily exercise

Posted on 31 January 2020. Tagged with habits

I'm not much of an exercise person, but I've managed to get into the habit of riding a stationary bike every day since 31 December. I've managed to fit it into my routine so that it's sustainable.

Getting started

I got started by purchasing a Fitbit - a Fitbit Inspire HR. It tracks your heart rate and reminds you to get up and move every hour.

I didn't think I would like it as much as I do. Seeing my resting heart rate drop from the mid 70s to the mid 50s has been a great positive feedback loop.

I've also been taking a photo of the meter on the bike, then logging it into a Google Sheets spreadsheet. It has a graph with distance in bars and a line graph of my average speed overlaid:

Exercise bike graph

This has been great for keeping progression at the front of my mind - I don't want the graph to be pointing down, so I need to keep improving.

Mind games

I've played around with a few different ways to stay motivated when I'm on the bike. This includes:

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