Gold’s Gym Power Spin 390R: Friend or Foe?

It's Official: I must be crazy! Or so I thought before I used this piece of exercise equipment for the second day in a row.

I am trying to get back to a respectable size since having three little bundles of joy. I call them "My Three J's". I didn't have them at the same, but I did have them three years in a row. My oldest "J" was only six months old when I got pregnant with "J" number two. My middle "J" was nine months old when I found out "J" number three was on the way. Get it now?

I did breastfeed each child for a little while and that helped me lose some of the initial, so-called "baby weight". However, once they were 100% on baby formula and I got pregnant again, the weight came back plus a little more. It was a vicious cycle, still is, and I'm ready to put an end to it. NOW.

I've been researching effective ways to jumpstart my weight loss adventure for weeks:

  • Stationary Bikes
  • Ellipticals
  • Treadmills
  • Steppers
Some, maybe even all, of the above could be considered effective. However, I don't believe any are inexpensive unless you get them at a secondhand store or Freecycle. I finally bit the bullet and dragged DH to the closest Walmart and purchased the Gold's Gym Power Spin 390R. I cannot tell a lie: not only was it not cheap, it wasn't on sale and I didn't have a coupon <slapping wrist>. boo hoo. My wallet is still weeping.
So is my left foot. Even though Day 2 went MUCH BETTER than Day 1 (21 minutes today vs 12 minutes yesterday), I swear I lost the feeling in two of my toes. The culprit? I'm not sure. Could it be the shoes I was wearing? Maybe it's the way the pedals are set? Or MAYBE, just maybe, DH adjusted the seat to suit his size versus mine. I've come to the conclusion this bike is similar to driving a car…well, sort of. The seat is adjustable forward or backward, which I love…and hate. I love it because I can set it to MY length (or lack there of). I hate it because anyone else that uses it can also set it to theirs (and will "forget" to put it back).
All kidding aside, it really is time for me to get serious about losing the weight I've gained. I am reaching out to you, my loyal readers. I want NEED your input. What do you do to stay active, healthy, and in good shape?
By the way, to answer my own question in the title of this post: the Gold's Gym Power Spin 390R is a FRIEND…at least for now.
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  1. Better Living For Less says:

    I have a treadmill at home and anytime I want to watch tv I put the treadmill in front of it and watch tv while I workout! You will be suprised how long you can workout when you are watching something that you enjoy. I usually end up walking 1-2 hours a day on it.

  2. That thing looks like it kicks butt… oh my wow..

  3. You want my honest answer?…
    Run after my 1 year old (Lol!)

  4. We are in the market for a new treadmill. Our belt is slipping! The whole process of finding one feels like Smoke and Mirrors!

    The CHief BLonde

  5. I joined a gym a couple of months ago and mostly do the classes and the ellipitical…and I’m losing weight and feeling better…I totally don’t have the discipline to do it at home..and besides, the gym has child care and mama needs a break!
    and btw, if you’re going to be doing the spinning-you need to get the right shoes or your feet will get all messed up-happened to one of my best friends…bunions and the ball of her foot got funky…

  6. I wish I had room for something like this!!

  7. I have one of these bikes too. I have been using mine for about 2 years. I have have the 290 model too. I prefer the 390R when I am riding long distants. Seem to not hurt my bottom so much as the upright model. I ride outdoors in the warmer months on a upride so the 290 model feels more natural in training for warmer rides. Both bikes are great.

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