It has been a great weather week in Minnesota. Cool (40-50) which is perfect for bike riding. Now that I know my bike riding days out doors are numbered, I got in a few days of “over” biking this week. Yesterday, I completed at 12-mile ride around three of the lakes in Minneapolis. On Monday morning, I had to be to work early, so got up at 5am (!!!) to complete an 8-mile bike ride. I do not know about you, but if I do not get my exercise in before I go to work, I have a very hard time keeping it up. So, 5AM on my bike (with lights of course) was perfect, except, well, it was a little dark.
Yesterday when I was on that 12-mile bike ride, I almost fell off my bike when I saw for the first time an elliptical bike. The concept looked intriguing, especially for someone like me who wants to be outdoors as much as possible to exercise. How about you? Have any of you seen these before or ridden on one?? They are expensive, the one below comes in at about $2000, so not in my price range, but there is always Craig’s list. What are your thoughts on this bike?
I have to also report that I know I am addicted to riding now. Here is why: Wednesday was our bimonthly day care day for our sweet GB. I took 5 of them to a park near the bike trail where I ride often. While I was pushing their swings, I was watching the riders zip by and feeling a “longing” to hop on my bike. Of course I fixed this as soon as I dropped them off by hopping on my bike and doing that 12-mile ride.
Hot 100 Challenges
1.Lose an additional 12 pounds by December 24, 2010. This is doable because there are 12 weeks until Christmas Eve and I lose about 1.3 pounds per week
(I weigh in on Monday, so nothing new to report here. )
2.Keep up my biking (at least 45 miles a week) AND include more walking (4 times a week at least 2 miles at a time) outdoors until the weather forces me inside.
(I am really proud to say that I did 45 miles on my bike this week.
Including some “over” biking rides that I reported above.
I came in a little under in walking, only 5 miles).
3.Take care of myself each day by eating less, moving more,
and eating plenty of fruits and veggies.
(Yes, I have done really well, especially on the fruits and non-salad veggies.
It is finny how I am eating less salad overall and
enjoying loads of carrots and broccoli).
4.Have more 1200 days in a week than 1500-calorie days.
(I had 4 - 1200 a calories days, so I made this goal!! That is super exciting for me).
5.Drink more water. At least two liters per day.
(Yes, every day. A habit now, I think).
Have a great weekend everyone and stay strong in your journey! Michele