I've been reading a lot of weight loss blogs lately. It seems to go in cycles with me, I started out reading weight loss blogs, moved on to running/triathlon blogs, now I'm back to the weight loss ones. I've also noticed a bit of a pattern though I'm not quite sure how to explain it. Some of the bloggers that I started following back in the beginning, who were very successful at weight loss, some are still around and it seems like they've gained the weight back. Not all of the bloggers and not always all of the weight, but some. Meanwhile there are others that I've just found that are very successful, they have lost weight and either kept it off or continue to lose. Why is that? What's the difference between these people? What is the secret? Myself, I'm among the former group, at one point I was 20 lbs lighter then I am now, I was incredibly active and athletic. What happened? Why did it change? I have some ideas but I know I don't have all the answers. I know my life changed, we moved, I decided to go back to school, etc. But why did that change my desire to lose weight? I don't understand and would give just about anything if I could.
Yesterday went well for a first day. I got up and did an hour of aerobics. Started in on some of the major house cleaning I want to do. Then I got my bike ready for the first ride since May. Ugh!! I didn't realize it had been that long. Anyway, I only went out for about 20 minutes because a) my legs were a little tired from aerobics, b) my back is not used to riding and c) I was nervous. Whenever I go for long periods of not riding my bike I am nervous when I go back to it. Riding bikes are dangerous here in Hawaii, there are no bike lanes and the drivers can be real jerks. Many times the roads have no shoulders even so you have to ride in the lane pissing off the drivers. So I went out for about 20 minutes just to do it. I plan on going out everyday I'm on break. That will not only get me back into bike shape but get me over being nervous on the road.
Finally, I have decided I want next year to be a race year. I want to do the 10k on New Year's Day. There is a bike ride at the end of January. In April we start triathlon season. I want to race next year and I'm going to start preparing now. I'm digging up a 10k training plan to get me started and I'm looking forward to it. I do want to lose a few pounds before I start running but I'm figuring I'll be able to drop at least 5 pounds over the next two weeks.
Okay, time to get moving, lots of things to do today.
27 September 2009
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