Binge and Biking Progress
Friday, August 30, 2013
I’ve passed the 4-week (28 days) point in my binge-free streak! Today is day 29 and I am thrilled that things are going so well! Two weeks from now I will be spending almost 2 weeks at my parents’ house. I am looking at this as a challenge. These two weeks prior to the trip, when I’m living in anticipation and excitement and maybe a bit of anxiety of having to face comfort foods, will be the first challenge in not having any binges.
The next phase of my challenge will be the actual trip and visit. One thing that makes it pretty easy not to binge at Mom and Dad’s is that they don’t keep any food in the house, so I can buy what I want to eat. The only trouble I had last time was when I made the mistake of baking for them. Of course, I ate most of it! There are a few other candy and bakery goodies from my hometown that suck me in whenever I go. But I’m going home more frequently, and they don’t have such a pull on me anymore. Last time I was there and indulged, those treats didn’t taste as good as I remembered them to taste when I was younger. If I just remember that, I won’t even consider buying them.
About a week after I return from Wisconsin, we’ll be heading to Hawai’i! CAN’T WAIT! Will get to meet baby Bjørn, our youngest grandson. Hubby’s mom is coming with us on the trip. Having her there will help me keep my fingers off the extra helpings. I’m self-conscious eating around her. This may help keep me in line.
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Bike riding is so much more enjoyable and exciting than riding my recumbent bike upstairs. This seems like a better workout. I got the bike on Tuesday night, rode it twice on Wednesday and once yesterday. This morning I took another ride. Loving it all the way! Got MapMyFitness app on the suggestion of KELLIEBEAN. I started at 10 minutes, increased by 5 for the next two rides, and this morning added 5. So I’m up to 20 minutes. I can’t believe how pooped I am this morning! It was humid, so maybe that has something to do with it. I am using different muscles than indoors. Once I get my time increased to where I want it, I will increase speed. I carry my phone in my cargo pants leg pocket. The app calls out every mile or so and how long I have been riding, my speed and everything! Love it. It will also do this for my walks, (and runs, but I don’t run). I’m finally having fun working out. I used to have fun while swimming, but I didn’t like dealing with locker rooms and showers at the Y.
I am so glad I got a bike! It was the least expensive piece of major equipment I have purchased! Hubby said maybe we’ll get a bike rack soon. I’d love to take it to the greenway!