Its Time to Do Something Different - New Year - New Strategy
Well, when what you are doing is not working you have to try something new. After hitting a new weight loss high of 236. I knew I had to do something.
SIMPLE FASTING APP
I am trying a new app at https://simplefastingapp.com which has me documenting what I ate (but not calorie counting). The idea is to put in the data easily, so I can use the app as a mirror and see my bad habits. It's more than a fasting app (even though at its core it is a fasting app).
It works as in addition to fasting, they have articles to read, graphics to show you where are you to keep you focused on how the choices are making could be better. When you make better choices you get better results. I've used it for about a week, and it is holding my attention.
For me fasting 14 hours is a no-brainer. I no longer snack in the evening. Anything I was eating after 7 PM was not helping my goals.
I normally sit in a mesh office chair.I saw a product from Flexispot called, The Sit2go has a mesh back, but a wide, well-cushioned bike seat. With a 30 day Guarantee, I pulled the trigger. The first day I thought "No Way." After all, even the most comfortable bike seat is not sat on 8 hours a day. By day 2 it was easier. Not enough for me to sit in it all day, but I could see where over time I might get used to it.
The bike/chair is made of solid construction, and it does make some noise, it wasn't loud (so it's not "whisper quiet"). I just turned up the volume on my speakers and I was good.
On the days I gave it a good trial I road 60-89 minutes a day and burned 300-400 calories. (next time I'll track it on my Apple watch for a better calorie estimate).
For me, I don't see this being the ONLY chair in my office. With this in mind, you'll need a spot for it in your office when you're not using it. For me, that is not an issue (I live alone).
This is a tough one. The Cubbi pro is around $349 and so for me, the Sit2go was in that same price range but looked sturdier. There are smaller models of the Cubii for less money, but when I investigated those I wasn't sure if I would ever break a sweat.
That being said, had I bought a Cubii, I would only have one chair in my office, and the Cubii has a handle making it easy to move. The Sit2go has solid wheels on it, but it also takes up much more room. In regards to workout, I can't really comment.
When I looked at both on YouTube, this isn't meant to give you a workout like the Nordictrack S22i, but in many cases more of a rehab, "keep moving" situation.
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