Monday, April 13, 2009

Back on track again.

Today I got on the scale & it was reading 207 lbs this morning. I lost 1.6 lbs this past week for a total loss of 4.2 lbs. I realized that I need to watch what I eat & still keep exercising. This past week I was on the bike just about everyday. Today it was raining all day, so I decided I needed to work on my tight back. I did the 30 minute Recovery Yoga workout from Cyclo-Zen. It felt good to stretch again. I admit I've been pretty slack at my stretching & flexibility training. I'll have to find a way to incorporate them at least 3 or more times a week. That's about all I have to say for now. Thanks for reading......

Saturday, April 11, 2009

A Small Step Back & Some Changes

This past Monday I got on the scale & found out that I had actually gained some weight back. I weighed 208.6 lbs last Monday for a slight gain of 1.8 lbs. That means I've lost only 2.6 lbs total. I'm disappointed that I gained some of the weight back, but I know this can happen from time to time. The thing to remember is to stick with what was working before. I wasn't able to ride as much as I wanted to last week due to other commitments. This past week was much better for riding. I've been able to get the workouts I needed to get done this week finished. This upcoming workout schedule is for building up my endurance. I'm glad to get finished with the power part of my workouts for the time being. They do work, but they are some of the hardest workouts I've done on a bike. I'm looking forward to just riding and not killing myself like it felt I had been doing for the past couple of weeks. I'm also hoping that the weather will co-operate so I can commute to & from work all next week.
As you've probably noticed by now, I've changed some things on the blog. I thought it was time for a change & wanted to change the layout from the previous one to the current one. I've also added the Everyday Cyclist Podcast to the blog to listen to if you want to. The final addition was a weather forecast so you can check the weather in your area. I hope everyone will enjoy the new layout & continue reading. Thanks for all your support.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

I'm getting lighter

Got on the scales again this past Monday. I'm down to 206.8 lbs. Lost another 1.2 lbs., that makes a total of 4.4 lbs since I started about 4 weeks ago. I've been doing my best to eat right, but I occasionaly have weak moments just like everyone does. I've been trying to be as steady with my exercising as I can. I've finally got the job situation sorted out, so that's one big stress out of my life for the time being. I'm able to start being consistent about riding & doing some of the workouts from the club. I've started doing the Fix the Back - Stretch 3 times a week & doing the Core in 5 at least twice a week when I get up before leaving for work. I'm hoping the weather gets better so I can commute to & from work, to help get some much needed base miles in. I've been pretty consistent with working out this week. I had 5 x 5's to do on Monday. I warmed up using Warm in 5' , then used Cool in 5' after the ride. I also did the Fix the Back - Stretch before going to bed. Yesterday was doing Core in 5' before heading to work. I commuted to work, but the rain came early & had to get a ride home. I did a pyramid workout on the trainer & boy did it hurt. I think that should be considered cruel & unusual punishment. My legs are certainly feeling it today. Tonight was a tempo ride on the trainer to work out the soreness from yesterday's workout. I'm hoping the weather lifts tomorrow to get out on the road for a recovery ride, but only time will tell. I feel I'm getting stronger & using the workouts from the club & on the road workouts, it's only a matter of time. Thanks for all the support from everyone who reads this.