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One Step Back, TWO Steps Forward!

Monday, July 14, 2008

I had been down on myself for having broken a 13 day cardio streak yesterday...could come up with lots of excuses, but I truly COULD have done my cardio if I had pushed myself. Earlier on, I had hoped to go biking instead of using the treadmill, then Mother Nature kicked in with stormy weather and by then it just seemed like somebody pulled the plug from me... Next time I'll know to just get it done, out of the way, and THEN if I can bike TOO, it'll be all that much better a day!

BUT am back in the saddle again today, up and at 'em, treadmill done first thing this morning!

Then after work I had the pleasure of taking the car in to have a new headlight replaced...woo hoo!

So what, you ask? Cuz our local walking / biking trail is just on the other side of the shopping plaza where I left the car so I could work in an extra hour of walking while they worked on the car! :-)

PLUS, I figured out what I needed to do in order to get my bicycle to fit into the extended trunk of my Ford Taurus: have to lower the bicycle seat. A bit of an irritation to have to do this and keep the pliers in the car, but I think the convenience of having my bike handy for those moments when I'm inspired either on lunch break or after work will be well worth it!

It's important to me to make it HIGHLY convenient to fall into workout opportunities...so we'll see how well this pays off! I'm enjoying biking SO much more this year...looking forward to having an alternative cardio outlet!

Don
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HEALTHYGAL01 7/15/2008 5:10PM

    Good thinking Don (I don't look at the streaks - the perfectionist in me might get agitated). 13 days in a row is great but sometimes the body does need a rest.

If you are lowering the saddle on your bike you might want to mark the column with a sharpie to make it easy to get the seat back in adjustment. I had all sorts of leg problems from biking with my seat in the wrong position. Bike fit is really important. I love bike riding too. It is the only cardio that I can do for hours and enjoy.
Sara

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CHARIZMA207 7/15/2008 4:33PM

    I think 13 straight days of cardio is amazing and should in no way invoke guilt. I've never worked out so many days in a row. Plus you need some days off, anyway. As per your comment, I know you can get below 200. Look at how far you've come!!! But I hear you, sometimes you don't know if it is the health nut or just the nut speaking. That 200 lb milestone is quite the psychological doozy. I've ruined entire months of progress when the scale went back above that seemingly unattainable point. I will be rooting for you the entire journey into onederland. Having a cheerleader will make it easier, so keep me informed.

I'll start now - Go Don, go go go Don, go Don, go go go go!!!!!!

PS Can you believe I wanted to make sure that the 199 was in fact right and not a result of me stepping on the scale wrong? Psychological mark, I tell you. But guess what........it said 198.2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is me in utter shock and disbelief emoticon .

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REDNECKFEMINIST 7/15/2008 1:13AM

    Be proud of your streak, your body needs rest sometimes too!

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PAMIJANE 7/14/2008 11:15PM

    Don't feel too badly Don, sometimes our bodies just need to rest a bit and get refreshed and restored for the next streak. You're doing fantastatic you know, you really are, and such an inspiration. Your keeping the bike in your car is a great idea! Being prepared for a impromptu bike hike is awesome! Keep up the terrific work you're doing but don't forget to rest your body. Even the experts all agree on this.

Hugs, Pami xoxo

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KASONSMOMMA 7/14/2008 10:57PM

    Good for you for working in that cardio! I LOVE biking to and it's nice to take advantage of that beautiful summer weather! Cheers!

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