Wednesday, October 09, 2013
So I've always been plagued by looking back on my past weight loss successes with frustration and feelings of failure. This week has been no exception. Sunday, I went for a bike ride and although it felt good finally getting out, I have definitely lost a lot of fitness, strength and stamina over where I was this time last year.
Of course, now with LO in our lives, there are fewer opportunities to just bop out for a bike ride, let alone a long training ride. As I was riding, I was trying to come up with ways that I'll be able to regain my fitness given my new obligations. I'm going to have to get creative and master time management in order to reach my goals. I also will need to look at things differently, which leads me to the attitude adjustment.
I'm going to have to work out on the bike trainer. A lot. I HATE the bike trainer. But, I'm not going to do it because I like it...I'm doing it because I love biking outside. And so it's a means to an end...I'll gain strength and stamina on the trainer, making me ready to bike outside when the opportunity present itself. Last year, I avoided the trainer at all costs, opting instead to find time to get outside 2-3x/week. As long as I can keep that perspective, hopefully I'll learn to dread it less.
I just need to remember where I was and be confident that I'll get back there again in time.
Consider this training for my next triathlon...hopefully next spring! :)