So, I did it. I went out and spent a little extra to buy me a decent bike. My previous bike was a cheap K-Mart bike. It wasn't very comfortable, seeing as it was a mountain bike. I was constantly bending over, which was really giving me a backache. I had done some search online and found that Schwinn 26" Women's Clear Creek - Plum was what was branched under as a comfort bike, something perfect for urban, non-hilly areas. Boy, is it ever comfortable. I sit up straight, since the handle bars are higher than the seat. My husband even commented about how much better my posture was. I love it!
I've taken the bike out two days in a row. Talk about a burn! I've been going non-stop for twenty minutes, which is a record for me. On my previous bike I went ten before I was stopping to give my back a rest. Now it's not my back that hurts, but my thighs that BURN! Talk about a huge difference. I'm so glad I made this purchase. Sure, it was nearly $200, but it was well worth the extra money to get a really comfortable bike.
Now I think I have found me a hobby. I loved bicycling as a kid, and I realized that I still love it, as long as I have a comfortable bike. It's going to help me shed the pounds away!