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Tuesday, August 07, 2012

It sounds crazy, after a weekend in which I biked 125 miles, to say that I have to get myself rededicated to my journey. But in reality my weight has bounced up about 10 pounds because I was eating EVERYTHING in anticipation of this ride.

Now that the ride is over, and my whole life isn't focused around the bicycle, I have to sort of "detox" from the continual eating, and rebuild a more even workout schedule. Not that I'm not going to ride--I'm pledged to get in another 650 miles before the end of the year, and I'd rather not be doing them in the snow--but that I'm going to balance it out with weight training, walking, and ab work to get a more balanced me.

And get back to eating appropriate portions for burning 200-300 exercise calories a day, instead of 1,500-2,000. My eating has gotten really sloppy, as has my tracking. I have work to do in those arenas. And I will, because I am determined to end this year as healthy as possible.
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    I had the EXACT same thing happen with the marathon, and then added another 5 lbs in the mix somehow too. *sighs* Which is still hanging around, because with school I let myself make excuses regarding getting to the gym as regularly as I should have.

    I rededicated last week. And today I'm up another pound, which is VERY frustrating. But I'm just that much more determined (and am off to the gym RIGHT NOW to take out my frustrations in a constructive way rather than eating my way through our already sparse and dwindling food stores). GRRRRR!
    2042 days ago
    It sounds like you have a great balanced approach now that the ride has been completed, but don't forget to congradulate yourself for the work you put in for the ride. Getting healthy isn't always about the scale.
    2047 days ago
    I know you can do it because you said you will! We all get off track at times, but you will climb back on that horse (or bike in your case) and get everything back in balance!
    2047 days ago
    Yeah for you! It's always hard to re-dedicate. It's just not as interesting as the first time around was! Balance is the key, and I think you know that. I tend to get rather perfectionistic about it all---and then I go bazerko when it's not perfect. Don't do that! It's vastly ineffective! Good luck!
    2047 days ago
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