My goal is to lose 50 lbs and I am aiming to use the bike as a resource to get to this goal. I live in the country and on a bluff. It should be fun going up and down the road. Well maybe not up. I also live close to devils backbone talk about hills and curves. Yes, I am going to get into shape or die trying.
Ladylight (aka) Jenny
I have lost myself, I have gone to find myself, should I return before I get back, Please have me wait!
My cycling-related goals for this year are to ride 1,600 miles on my road bike and to be able to average 16 mph on my rides. I'm averaging 12 mph now, not having to drag an extra 50 pounds up the hills will help with that (working on losing that).
"it's not who you are underneath, it's what you do that defines you." --Batman Begins
"People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people." --V
current weight: 172.5
Fitness Minutes: (31,497) Posts: 7,339 1/19/10 7:18 P
My January Resolution and beyond is to focus more of my training utilizing my HRM and not get hang up on mileage or how fast I was able to bike the route. Yes I will fit in work outs where I will see how I fast I am getting but not let it be so compulsive on every ride.
current weight: 229.0
Fitness Minutes: (31,497) Posts: 7,339 1/3/10 7:18 P
They (sugar free gums that I like) have the ingredient "phenylalanine" on the label, which is aspartame. I haven't decided to cut out the sucralose at this time (splenda), but probably should. It's better to be more "natural" with our food, but it is sure getting hard with all the modifications to the foods these days.
I am weaning any food or beverage with aspartame out of my diet. This will be a challenge since I love the convenience of Diet Pepsi. This is a big hangup for me. I've learned to prepare healthy food to not be tempted by snacks, now I have to apply that to beverages to avoid the diet soda temptation....but also avoid sugarfree gum, and other similar products.
Beverly, I'll join you! Does moving furnishings in 3 days for 3 children, count for aerobic activity? I'm putting a yes for the cardio step workout and lifting washer & dryer! Ready to bike for a break from all this!
Pounds lost: 33.0
Fitness Minutes: (38,985) Posts: 2,693 12/31/09 7:39 P
Makes sense to plan monthly ... after all my program does change with the weather!
My January will look like this: 2 spin classes/week x 4 weeks = 8 spin classes 2 yoga classes/week x 4 weeks = 8 yoga classes 90 elliptical min/week x 4 weeks = 360 elliptical minutes and most importantly: Strength training 4x/week = 16 strength sessions
Good to have it in writing... now to start checking them off!
Great idea! I was thinking that it would be easier to make a monthly goal and keep working from that point...
Mine is to go to the gym 2 times a week, but exercise at least 4 days a week.
Log all food eaten at least 5 days a week (I have been really slacking!)
January goal: fit into ski pants by months end! Ack!
MILEAGE GOAL 2011: 1500 miles
“There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.” ------Kenneth Blanchard
Here we are at the end of another year. My how fast they are flying by. Once again I resolve not to make yearly resolutions, but rather will continue to make my monthly ones. I find them much easier to remember and stick with.
My January 2010 resolution will be to do strength training 3 days a week (more when possible). I will also continue with my cardio for 30 minutes daily. There it is in writing.
Who will care to join me?
One Day at a Time: 1) walk/ride 30 minutes 2) try something new 3) 1 fruit/veg every meal 4) sew 1 bobbin full 5) do a good deed
May 2016 goals: 1) Lose 4 pounds 2) Ride 200 miles 3) Eat fruit or vegetable at every meal 4) Finish 2 UFOs
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