Week 4: On the road again. . .

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

High point of the week was a bike ride with dh on Sunday--with weather in the mid-60's it was great to be back on a real bike. My average speed has dropped some from end of last season, but I was able to ride just under 35 miles with no trouble. emoticon

WEEK IN REVIEW: Keeping myself honest--logging all the food, even on the days when I went over. Ditto exercise and water. Minimal movement of the scale last week, but my nutrition is MUCH better overall than it was before I started with SP in January. Also much more conscious of whether a particular food is "worth" the calories.

Starting to think about other ways to meet weekday exercise targets. Like pilates but it's very expensive. Began thinking this week about how quickly the $$ would add up to the cost of a bike trip, and how much less expensive it would be to join a gym. Question is whether I'll use the gym consistently without the personal-trainer component that I have with pilates. Don't have to decide today.
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    ohhh I'm jealous! I can't wait for the weather to be nice enough to ride my new bike! I'm a beginner... and know much... but 35 miles for your first ride sounds awfully good!! CONGRATS...

    In regards to the workout issue... have you tried something inexpensive but a great workout - like kettlebells?? It's aerobic, it's anaerobic.. it's great for the core which I understand is important for cyclists... you might google RKC kettlebells or go to you tube and search for Lauren Brooks (a wonderful instructor who's got a smokin' hot body after having a baby!)

    Good luck!
    BAttle on,
    3008 days ago
    What a great first of the season ride! Good for you... that is a nice long one. emoticon emoticon
    3008 days ago
    Nice that you got out on the bike! The average speed will come back...and maybe you'll even surpass last year's speed. :-)

    Pilates is expensive, that's for sure. Is it possible to reduce the number of pilates sessions and join a gym so that you can do both for the same cost? I've been doing pilates on the reformer with a friend once a week, and I love it, and think that it is making a huge difference in my core strength, but it is super expensive ($30/session). I wish that we had a house so that I could buy one of the reformers and do it on my own, altho I don't know that I would get as much benefit as having the instructor make micro adjustments to my form.
    3010 days ago
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