04 September 2007

Pieces of the puzzle.

I headed out this morning at 0'dark 30 for my 10 mile ride. When I leave my house I have 2 options, I can turn left which will take me up to the highway and lots of traffic. Or, I can turn right, which will take me to the back roads where all the cool bikers ride. If I turn right there is a slight grade for almost 1 mile. It's not serious but at 6 a.m. when I'm just getting moving it can really kick my butt.

Anyway, I did my 10 miles and as I was riding (there are lots of little hills all through the back roads, so it's a good interval workout) it suddenly dawned on me why I hadn't been losing weight. When I was losing weight I was working out twice a day for a total of about 1 1/2 to 2 hours a day. I did aerobics, weights, running, biking, swimming, yoga, Pilate's, etc. The point is, I was really active. When I started trying to lose weight earlier this year I focused solely on weights and intervals. That's it. I was working out 45 minutes a day and couldn't figure out why I wasn't losing. Well, because i was spending the rest of that time planted on my ass in front of the computer or TV. So I'm glad I figured it out and I'm ready to take it up a notch.

I didn't sleep so well last night. I guess I slept too much over the weekend so had a hard time last night. Now of course, I'm getting sleepy. At least the day is almost over. Well, I guess that's it. I'm going to go read some blogs then get back to work.

1 comment:

Irene said...

I agree with the interval training and weights, but you're right about being active the rest of the day, too, even if it's not formally "working out." I've noticed the same thing with myself... :)

Have a great week!

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