Friday, January 11, 2013
Thank God, I was called for a full time teaching position the end of August 2012, but it was a bittersweet victory. The school I am teaching at does not get out until 415. I usually cannot get out of the door until 500. It is a 40 minute drive home. So by the time I get home it is dark and I can't ride. At first I was just getting to ride on the weekends. Then after the Cancer Ride in October, I got in a 40 mile ride on Thanksgiving day and then today I was finally able to get a 16 mile ride in.
My husband and I bought each other an elliptical for Christmas so I have been spending a lot of time on that the last 3 weeks, a minimum of 30 min per day. I have also been fitting in some strength training but not as much as I have been wanting to do. Where I was hired the day before school started I have felt like I have been playing catch up for the last 18 weeks. I finally feel like I am getting caught up and have been using that extra time on the elliptical. I am going to start leaving as soon as I can from work and even if I can only get in a 20 to 30 minute ride around the neighborhood then that is what I am going to do.
I have only lost about 5 pounds since August but I have been staying within a 5 pound range, which is actually not bad. I haven't lost any more but I haven't put on any either. So it's just a keep trying until I get through this plateau.
Have a great weekend.