A potpourri of ruminations about my journey to better health through Eating Less, Moving More, and Going Easy on the Junk Foods (Marion Nestle).
Come on in. Share with me in my personal voyage of growth and self discovery with a sprinkle of humor and a dose here and there of food for thought. We travel this road together to better health.
It was a beautiful Easter Sunday for central and southern Minnesota! Warm, about 63 degrees. We took advantage of the beautiful afternoon to go on a first “family” bike ride of the season. That would be Oma and Opa, our son, Josh and his wife Autumn and their two kids, plus one more grandbaby. We rode over 12 miles back and forth to Minnehaha falls. Enjoy a few pictures.
Nani rode all 12 miles. She is 8!
Josh and Opa along trail.
Autumn with Burley and Nani trail riding!
I continue to do well with exercise. I figured out some of my mile totals today. Since February 13 (when I started using a pedometer) I logged 189 miles walking. This amounts to about 3.25 miles per day! As far as biking, I have put on 100 miles since February 18. Not a lot, but then again, our biking season has been iffy until just recently. Over the last three days I rode 12, 16 and 14 miles respectfully. The Tour de Cure is only 4 weeks away now. I need to be able to do 31 miles in under 3 hours. Right now I am riding about 10 miles per hour. I hope to increase this pace to about 12 miles per hour when I ride the Tour. This week I hope to make one 20-mile ride and two more 15 milers.
My hybrid bike is super comfy. Bike bags make it great to haul things around when doing errands.
Speaking of the Tour (May 21), I am going to make it my goal to stay really focused in the next four weeks with my eating. I REALLY would like to knock off another 5 pounds. This would put me in the low 180s the lowest I have been in many, many years. To do this I plan to stay right around 1200 calories a day, plus bike and walk. These four weeks will go by quickly, focus will help me to downsize. What about you, what goals do you have in sight for the next four weeks?
Have a great start to your week and stay strong. TTFN, Michele