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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Today made 792 miles so far.

Okay........Today's trip to work makes 792 total miles for the year. Thats 36 trips.
My goal of 2000 miles is a bit steep considering i will be away from work for a month due to vacation and business trips.
Why did i pick 2000 as my goal? I guess its the same way i picked 1000 last year. No rhyme or reason, lol.

I started biking in February this year. Only on the days that it was above freezing. Dont want to hit any ice and go down. At 45 the bones heal a little slower, lol.

Anyway thats where i stand. I usually bike to work 3 days a week. That should take me well into November. Lets hope for a mild fall.
At first you would think that riding a bicycle in the mid 30's is insane. But the secret is dressing properly. I invested in a pair of thermal bicycle tights(my kids will NOT be seen in public with me when i wear them). Im not crazy how they look but theyre amazing as far as protecting you from the elements. On top i wear a few long sleeve shirts and a windbreaker. Heavy gloves and plastic bags over my socks inside my shoes to block the wind. Thats all it takes.
So many excuses can be made for not doing it but im done making excuses. Been there, done that.
And the kicker is the gas savings!

Friday, March 27, 2009

This years goal.

As i've mentioned I take my bike to work sometimes to get a little exercise. Last year i competed 1000 miles total. Starting last july 4th and ending around October.

This years goal is now 2000 miles! I've invested in a pair of winter cycling tights and a ski mask. It works great and as long as i dont do any banking on the way home I usually dont have a problem, lol.

I was scanning Craigslist and saw an ad for a woman who stated she gained too much weight over the winter and was looking for a treadmill. I contacted her, told her about myself and asked her if she ever thought about just walking outside. She told me thats a good idea and she will start soon. Wouldnt it be nice if we could lose weight just by thinking about it? I mean all the time we spend online reading about it(this blog included), buying equipment, "new" diet fads(that are always better than the last diet fad) and just general information gathering. Its easy! We can do it in our pajamas at anytime. The drive to do all this research might be finding out most of our clothes dont fit anymore.

Honestly...............There's an old formula that holds true. Calories in = calories out. Stop wasting the whole day reading about it. Get out and do it.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Back on track!!!!!!

Ok. Time to take control once again. The scale weighed me in at 184 the other day. About 4 pounds more than im comfortable with. Actually ive learned that the scale isnt always the best way to keep track of weight. The way my clothes fit is a better way of keeping myself in check. The scale is just a tool. My 34 jeans are getting really tight. I refuse to buy a bigger size and im NOT making the mistake of buying sweat pants.
Im not waiting and watching all 50 lbs come back on. Ive been there, done that and it sucks. Instead im starting to get back on track now. The weather is starting to warm a little here in New York so im starting to take the bicycle to work again. Just three days a week is good. That coupled with putting the breaks on with the junk food. Which means starting up my regular trips to the fruit/vegetable market. Preparing food to eat before hand and keeping it in the fridge. This way when i get home from work i have something healthy waiting for me. Instead of hitting the cookie jar or noshing on garbage.
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