Monday, June 19, 2017

So, how's the cycling going ...?


Despite the ridiculous weather pattern swings... I managed to get into a routine (cycling posts are still public on Facebook for those cheering me on). Friday night, I had a personal best of 30 km in under 2 hours. And as you can see from the scale picture above, I'm down 20 pounds from my highest weight this year.

I have gained back most of my mobility. There is now renewed strength in my quads. I can sort of stand up and pedal but it's wonky - the balance isn't there yet.

My new bike outperforms my old bike in ways I have come to appreciate, especially when climbing hills. It's lighter and easier to manipulate.

But the best part of this weight loss is the clothes. I can fit into almost everything in my closet but at least, I can wear all my spring and summer pieces. I am continuing to listen to my body. I take breaks. I switch up my routes. I rest. But some rides, I do push myself only to see if I can do it and when I do it, I break into tears every single time.

The police called us to tell us they have a possible ID on one of the kids who stole Veronica, but there's been no further development.

I really doubt I'll ever see that bike again.


Sylv said...

You rock!

Unknown said...

Woohoo! Love the progress reports. And I love that you seem so much happier!

CJ Smith said...

My mental health is way better due to this!

Unknown said...

Cycling is a great way to get fit and lose some weight. Good job missus!

Question: When are you going to take the plunge and do a Spin class? (Go on, you know you can do it! :) )

CJ Smith said...

When I can stand up and pedal!
Not quite there

Anonymous said...

I've been away for a week on holiday and yours is the first blog I read when I got in to work today :)

Congrats on your cycling accomplishments - keep up the good work!