I'm quite new to racing (though I've been a commuter cyclist for a few years) and having just bought my first road bike I'm really keen to get hyper fit and lythe from cycling but I have a question I'm hoping someone can answer??
I'm carrying around 12kgs of extra weight at the moment which I want to burn off quickly and I live in a particularly hilly area of Sydney which means I'm almost killing myself on these hills (evil sadistic things they are).
What I'm wondering is whether the extra weight I'm carrying is what makes the hills so difficult for me and if I should just train on flat roads / parkways until I've trimmed down a bit OR if I should persist with the hills because I'll eventually be able to get up them without gasping for breath sooner or later - but will my legs become really big and muscly in the process? (not desirable as I just want slender sexy legs thanks.... I already have issue with my calves being chunky and I don't want to build them up any more than strictly necessary)..
I don't want to sound like some kind of bubble head just concerned with her looks - I just want my bod back and to have fun on the hills without dying.