Sunday, March 31, 2013
It's been over three weeks since I have been able to go for an outdoor ride.
It's been more than 6 months since I've been serious about maintaining a good exercise routine and a healthy eating routine.
It's hardly any surprise that the results would be that I gained back most of the weight that I lost last year.
That's the bad news. The good news? In the past six month I have finished a dissertation, obtained a Ph.D. in Information Technology, completed a intensive CISSP training session, and obtained my Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) certification - the last (and in my field, one of the most important) certification that I wanted to complete.
So enough education and training for a while. It was great that I have been so focused on these goals, but unfortunately, I have lost focus on maintaining a healthy life-style.
Today was the first day toward a new beginning. While I was still a little bit jet-lagged from my trip to the US, the weather was nice and I just HAD to get out for a short ride. Not having ridden for a while I was going to take it easy and only go out about 10 KM or so.
The 5 km (3 mile) point came and went, and I was really feeling pretty good about the ride. I had to ride at a very recreational pace, as today was Sunday, and there were soooo many cyclist on the trails. Nevertheless, I finished a 20 KM (12 mile) ride in about 55 minutes. It was certainly not the fastest ride I have ever been on, but it was pretty satisfying.
Today marks the start of a new beginning. I am going to get back to some serious cycling, and get back to doing everything else I know how to do to live a healthy life-style. This will be like taking my life back - part three.