Weigh In, Week 102

Hello there friends! It’s that time again…

Starting weight: 283.0 pounds
Week 101 weight: 218.3 pounds
Today’s weight: 216.9 pounds
Loss this week of: 1.4 pounds
Total weight loss to date: 66.1 pounds

I’m happy to be recording a loss after my first week back on track! It’s not a big loss, sadly, but it’s still a loss. I am confident that using spin bikes and rowing machine regularly I will be able to get fit in no time.

I was good about eating my home cooked healthy meals this week for the most part, with a couple of splurges here and there. I wasn’t so great about getting out for exercise this week—I went on a  bike ride and a walk or two but that was it. Now, I’m not making excuses, but the reason I’ve not been concentrating 100% on my healthy living goals this week is because I have a couple of fun projects coming up!

More on that this week.

As far as my healthy living goals, I’m going to keep on keepin’ on this week….trying to eat healthy meals at home and get some activity in. I need to get through this week and then I’ll be able to regroup and move my goals back to the top of the priority list.

For now, they’re a very close second!

Happy Monday!

Bike Ride

Early morning bike ride for the win!

Last week I pulled my bike out of winter storage and got ready for a summer of riding. Tires aired up, brakes checked, odometer reset, new gel bike shorts at the ready…I’m on my way!

Well…sort of. My first ride of the season taught me one very valuable lesson. I am OUT! of! shape!! Like, major. You see, I can go ride the bike at the gym for 15 miles in an hour no problem. But hauling my own tush around town? Much harder! Isn’t it weird how two seemingly comparable activities are really so different?

This week I took a couple of really nice rides from my apartment downtown to a park across town, around the small lake there and back—about 10.5 miles roundtrip in about an hour. It is a great ride with a couple of little hills…easy for a fit rider but a little bit of a (welcome) challenge for me. At least for now…but now I know what I need to do to kick start my fitness for the summer…I’ll be riding my bike everywhere I can!