Putting on the sneakers or dragging out the bike are just the first steps!
This weekend, I finally got my bike out for a “big” ride! What on earth took me so long? The one thing I hate the most and probably deters me the most – THE WIND!
Off to a meeting on Sunday afternoon, I decided it would be easy to ride to my North West Regina destination, I was committed. I had the gear on, my stuff packed in the saddlebags and was off. Sun beaming, but little did I realize the wind had picked up from the Northwest, the direction I was pedaling – ugh!
The hardest part of the ride was getting out of the building. Never easy when there’s a lobby of curious people! Always great to offer up advise! “Oh, its windy!” No kidding!
I pedaled along, got to my destination with no ill effects! Made it home too! Next day my quads were a bit stiff, but man it felt great.
Limbering up would be the usual walk to work. It takes ten minutes, helps me energize for the morning and clears the mind plus helps focus on the tasks ahead. I enjoy that quiet time and have never had an issue with the neighbourhood (knock on wood).
If you are a fitness person, you know this – keep moving and get rid of the kinks. Being stiff and sore just proves your outta shape! (My hand jets straight up!)
I keep telling myself that my fit level can return to where it once was, however hitting that 50’s mark sucked a bit out of me. My motivation went south when I moved home to Regina. The real truth is having a work out partner is a big plus. They encourage and push you to get out of the house or away from routine.
I’m not eating out much nor do I consume much alcohol but its portions, lack of veggies and fruit and sweets. My God, Halloween is coming.
Keep the engine running to a healthier me! Post 6pm walk, when it was all said and done, my head was clear, I had checked out some pretty amazing heritage homes, checked out my gym membership at the YMCA and felt good about my 13,000 plus FitBit Steps.
Clearly, sitting on the couch watching TV is depressing and I’m accomplishing Zilch! Surprise, the Y wasn’t as busy as I thought it would be. The key is finding a time where its not crazy busy. Besides, everyone goes about their routine. They aren’t judging you. There will always be guys pushing way too much iron and grunting their way through a work out!
Thanks Sophia and Kathryn for the encouragement!