RO5IE1's SparkPeople Blog RO5IE1's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Back on the saddle and never feeling better! Good morning all! <BR> <BR> It's been a couple of weeks since I've posted on my blog. I just read my last entry and I've worked hard to get myself motivated and focused on the bigger picture. I have lost more weight these past couple of weeks and I'm back on track! It wasn't easy, did some soul searching and realized that I'm the only one holding myself back, I know what I need to do I just need to keep silencing those excuses and just do it! <BR> <BR> The Bike MS ride was absolutely aweso... Mon, 11 Oct 2010 12:29:04 EST The struggle continues . . . <em>39</em> <BR> Good morning, <BR> <BR> Today I didn't go cycling cause need to give my legs a break, back on my bicycle tomorrow. I weighed myself this morning and I'm frustrated and upset with myself, not a good way to start the day or the week. I gained 3.3lbs last week ugh, I've been working my tail off, getting up early to go out and cycle and I GAIN weight !?! SIGH <BR> <BR> I'm reflecting on the previous week to find a reason why, to find the culprit something or someone to blam... Mon, 27 Sep 2010 08:25:23 EST Park to Park Ride <em>67</em> <BR> Hello All, <BR> <BR> It's a beautiful sunny day here in NY. With my BIG event coming up next Sunday decided to give it a try this weekend and shoot for 30 miles. I ended up completing 22.69 miles today not my goal but I'm proud of myself nonetheless, below are my stats from today's ride. <BR> <BR> Distance - 22.69 mi <BR> Duration - 3:23:26 hr/min/sec <BR> Exe. Time in Heart Zone - 49:07 min/sec <BR> Cal burned - 1,759 kCal <BR> Pace - 8.97 min/mi <BR> Speed - 6.69 mi/h... Sat, 25 Sep 2010 14:45:04 EST I think I can, I know I can- - - I did! <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> Phew! Today's ride was tough, mentally tough had to give myself pep talks every lap -- ok it's only 4 laps, one down 3 to go, you're half way there, last lap to go. LOL, knees and legs are screaming for rest - I planned on not riding tomorrow, I need some rest. <BR> <BR> Below are my stats; <BR> <BR> Distance - 11.88 mi <BR> Duration - 1:06:57 hr/min/sec <BR> Exe. Time in Heart Zone - 23:45 min/sec <BR> Cal burned - 642 kCal <BR> Pace - 5.64 min/mi <BR> Spee... Thu, 23 Sep 2010 07:59:52 EST It's Hump day! <em>33</em> <BR> <BR> This morning was difficult for me to get out of bed & go out riding but I ignored my excuses and in no time I was heading out on my bike! <BR> <BR> Distance - 11.62 mi <BR> Duration - 1:09:17 hr/min/sec <BR> Exe. Time in Heart Zone - 18:10 min/sec <BR> Cal burned - 620 kCal <BR> Pace - 5.96 min/mi <BR> Speed - 10.06 mi/h <BR> <BR> My knees ached for the first 2 miles but after that they felt better. Felt the burn today it's 2 days in a row that I ride over 11 m... Wed, 22 Sep 2010 08:16:20 EST Training <em>332</em> <BR> <BR> Good morning All! <BR> <BR> Went out riding this morning, below are my stats: <BR> <BR> Distance - 1188 mi <BR> Duration - 1:11:18 hr/min/sec <BR> Exe. Time in Heart Zone - 13:55 min/sec <BR> Cal burned - 645 kCal <BR> Pace - 6 min/mi <BR> Speed - 10 mi/h <BR> <BR> I am training for my 30 mile ride, from what I read I have to ride minimum of 10 miles per day for 3 days during the week and one day out of the weekend complete the full 30 miles. My plan is to rid... Tue, 21 Sep 2010 08:00:57 EST I did it!!! Good Morning! <BR> <BR> It's been way too long, have to make time to update my blog. <BR> My ride went OK- I finished and that was important for me. We started out in Central Park, over the Brooklyn Bridge and ended in Prospect Park in Brooklyn. Immediately after leaving we hit a couple of rolling hills and I was dead last & thought to myself how pathetic and I'm not gonna be able to finish this ride. <BR> <BR> But I did not give up! I kept going, pushing myself more and more and finish... Mon, 20 Sep 2010 07:45:51 EST Not giving up! <em>108</em> <BR> <BR> Well it's been quite some time since my last post. <BR> <BR> Last ride I posted was back on 8/13 but I rode up until 8/21, just didn't have time to post on my blog. I slacked off this past week and I didn't go riding I don't feel good about that, I only have 15 days til my riding event. But, I know it will go well because it's only a 15 mile ride being that it's my first time I'm a bit intimidated by the amount of riders that will be there. I know I will get used ... Sat, 28 Aug 2010 12:58:58 EST What a ride <em>128</em> <BR> <BR> Below are the stats for this morning's ride: <BR> <BR> Distance - 6.36 mi <BR> Duration - 43:37 hr/min/sec <BR> Exe. Time in Heart Zone - 10:39 min/sec <BR> Cal burned - 376 kCal <BR> Pace - 6.76 min/mi <BR> Speed - 8.87 mi/h <BR> <BR> It was a little tougher this morning and actually got a leg cramp while I was walking up a hill. I'm drinking more water, I think it was because I jumped off my bike to walk up a hill and did not stretch my calves. Feeling good abou... Fri, 13 Aug 2010 07:17:28 EST Determined to finish <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Good morning, <BR> <BR> Below are the stats for this morning's ride: <BR> <BR> Distance - 6.36 mi <BR> Duration - 47:19 hr/min/sec <BR> Exe. Time in Heart Zone - 15:51 min/sec <BR> Cal burned - 424 kCal <BR> Pace - 8.33 min/mi <BR> Speed - 7.2 mi/h <BR> <BR> It went much better today, tried to keep a steady pace because I need to continue to build endurance and not burn out before I reach the finish line. I'm not sure what made a difference during this morning's ... Thu, 12 Aug 2010 06:55:42 EST Keep on moving <em>332</em> <BR> <BR> Good morning All! <BR> <BR> Below are the stats for this morning's ride: <BR> <BR> Distance - 6.36 mi <BR> Duration - 42:21 hr/min/sec <BR> Exe. Time in Heart Zone - 12:20 min/sec <BR> Cal burned - 380 kCal <BR> Pace - 6.6 min/mi <BR> Speed - 9.1 mi/h <BR> <BR> It was a humid morning but continued with cycling today. Went around the lake and rode for over 6 miles! I have about a month to prepare for my 15 mile ride and so far feeling that I'm on pace. Again I jus... Tue, 10 Aug 2010 07:12:56 EST Woo hoo! <em>332</em> <BR> <BR> Hello all! <BR> <BR> Below are the stats for this morning's ride: <BR> <BR> Distance - 4.21 mi <BR> Duration - 32:49 hr/min/sec <BR> Exe. Time in Heart Zone - 16:16 min/sec <BR> Cal burned - 226 kCal <BR> Pace - 7.6 min/mi <BR> Speed - 7.89 mi/h <BR> <BR> Rode to the park this morning & went around the lake once. It was my first time there on a weekday morning and I can't believe I didn't go sooner! There were people walking, jogging, running, riding but it wasn... Mon, 9 Aug 2010 22:00:42 EST Ride to Flushing Meadow Park <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Below are the stats for today's morning's ride: <BR> <BR> Distance - 5.57 mi <BR> Duration - 1:17:11 hr/min/sec <BR> Exe. Time in Heart Zone - 16:40 min/sec <BR> Cal burned - 442 kCal <BR> Pace - 13.22 min/mi <BR> Speed - 4.54 mi/h <BR> <BR> Today my BFF Carol & I met up and rode over to Flushing Meadows Park to watch the Dragon Boat Race. It was a perfect day to ride, not too hot, sunny and a nice breeze. We fueled up & packed up before leaving and had a great l... Sat, 7 Aug 2010 23:47:28 EST TGIF <em>236</em> <em>332</em> <BR> <BR> TGIF! <BR> <BR> Below are the stats for this morning's ride: <BR> <BR> Distance - 27:51 mins <BR> Duration - 4.14 mi <BR> Exe. Time in Heart Zone - 14:28 mins <BR> Cal burned - 223 kCal <BR> Pace - 6.52 min/mi <BR> Speed - 9.2 mi/h <BR> <BR> Had a great ride today! Working it out this week YAY! The weekend is here and I'm hyped about cycling with one of my bff's Carol. She was inspired to buy a bicycle yesterday and can't wait to go explore the n... Fri, 6 Aug 2010 07:35:22 EST It's the small changes that make the biggest impact <em>27</em> <BR> Morning All! <BR> <BR> Feeling energized this morning! I felt the humidity the moment I stepped out of my apartment to walk Rusty. Heard the thunder and rushed home so that I could go riding before I lost my nerve <em>211</em> . <BR> <BR> Below are the stats for this morning's ride: <BR> <BR> Distance - 3.93 mi <BR> Duration - 27:07 <BR> Exe. Time in Heart Zone - 12:14 mins <BR> Cal burned - 231 kCal <BR> Pace - 6.87 min/min <BR> Speed - 8.73 mi/h <BR> <BR> Wasn't ... Thu, 5 Aug 2010 07:19:44 EST Just doing it! <em>67</em> Happy Tuesday All! <em>332</em> <BR> <BR> Set the alarm for the right time last night, but my knee continued to hurt until I laid my head down on my pillow. I slept well just not enough, I have to work on sleeping more my body & mind need more time to rest. <BR> <BR> Below are the stats for this morning's ride: <BR> <BR> Distance - 3.2 mi <BR> Duration - 23.23 mins <BR> Exe. Time in Zone - 8:58 <BR> Cal burned - 173 <BR> Pace - 7.19 min/mi <BR> Speed - 8.4 mi/h <BR> <BR> ... Tue, 3 Aug 2010 07:51:20 EST Monday, Monday! <em>46</em> <em>332</em> <em>192</em> <BR> After attending the family BBQ and getting home in the wee hours of the morning, I was not able to ride yesterday. I have not been sleeping well - let me rephrase I can fall asleep at night. As a matter of fact the moment my head hits the pillow I'm already falling asleep, I just can't seem to sleep past 5 or 6 hours, my body wants to but my brain is constantly thinking about things I want and need to accomplish. <BR> <BR> I debated most of t... Mon, 2 Aug 2010 08:00:03 EST Enjoying the Ride <BR> <em>217</em> Good morning! <BR> <BR> First things first, I didn't go riding yesterday morning because I had to get blood work done while I was fasting. Thought about going but when I return from riding I need to have breakfast. Dr's office opened at 10am so thought it would be to my best interest and not faint lol. But, I took the day off and met up with the family and headed out to Coney Island for the afternoon. We had a blast with my Nephews! I was happy that I was active instead... Sat, 31 Jul 2010 10:03:53 EST The ride continues <em>332</em> Good morning all! Below are the stats from this morning's ride: <BR> <BR> Distance - 3.20 mi <BR> Duration - 22:48 mins <BR> Cal burned - 181 <BR> Pace - 7.04 (avg) <BR> Speed - 8.4 (mi/hr) (avg) <BR> <BR> It was a humid morning but I was able to focus on my riding and not on how warm it is so early. Took a slightly different route today, the street had a couple of inclines but all I kept thinking was not to give up! Keep going Rosie, feel the burn, you can't give up! <BR>... Thu, 29 Jul 2010 07:34:30 EST Focused <em>332</em> I did not ride today, had to give my legs a small break. I was reminded by one of my BFF's that I can't over do it either and that it's good to give the muscles a break. I walked my dog Rusty like I always do in the morning and I mapped it. To my surprise my dog route is about 0.77 mile ! I usually walk him 3 times a day and had to extend it a block to meet my goal of 10,000 steps daily. <BR> <BR> I tried to do some of the workouts on the Wii and it was ok, I didn't get a grea... Wed, 28 Jul 2010 07:54:49 EST Feeling Inspired Went on my second ride today below are the details; <BR> 28 mins 37 seconds <BR> 3.28 miles <BR> burned 214 calories <BR> Avg Speed 6.9 mi/h <BR> <BR><BR>492716/ <BR> <BR> It was definitely more challenging today not to mention I pushed myself to ride 11 mins longer. I am happy that I did it but I know my limits and will continue to ride this route until it becomes a little easier for me. I had to stop 2 times to drink water and catch my breath - it ... Tue, 27 Jul 2010 07:36:24 EST My first bike ride! Today is the first day I take my life back! I've been extremely frustrated with myself, can't seem to have the motivation to eat right and lose weight. I've started to make a conscious effort to hit 10,000 steps a day but I know that is not enough (my weight reflects that). Every choice I make contributes to my weight but as you all know it is not easy. <BR> <BR> I got fed up of making excuses, I used to be an athlete in high school what happened to me? Went to the Dr's recently and we all ... Mon, 26 Jul 2010 07:59:16 EST