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    Banned. Mr. Beanz's Avatar
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    Aint Body Change Cool While Training?

    Ah-hah! his is what I've been wanting. After 4 years of loafing on the bike it's great to do some training again. Been watching my diet very closely, cutting back on junk. Doing a little gymtime and more climbing. More abs and more intesity on the bike. Pretty much why I signed up for another big ride, setting a goal and some reason to ride.


    I've fogotten that feeling of looking down noticing the legs are shaping up. 2 weeks ago I looked at my legs after installin gmy bike shrots. My knees are smaller, leg band didn't grip my knees, a little baggy but the thighs were tight and lines noticeable through the lycra.

    Eventhough the weight is about the same, only down 13 lbs, realtives and friends are commenting on a big change in size and waistline. My pants are way big on the waist. They were tight but now I can fit two fists between the band and my waist. I'm figuring thenext thing to go is weight on the scale although that's not a big concern. Nice but fitness level is more important a this point.

    More intensity on the bike! I notice it in my legs and feels great. On our ride lastweek Gina asked for the camera. I asked why and she said she wanted to take pic of my legs cause I was growing a "butt" on the back of my legs!

    It's cool to see the difference a little training makes. Just yesterday she asked if I had posted the picture she took. I said no because instead of taking it as motivation on this forum, too many others take it as arrogance. She asked since when id I care about what others thought. She's right so here is a picture of my butt!

    I've got 2 more butts to photograph. If yo want pics, jsut let me know!

    Feeling good about the effort and changes!



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    You been taining again, panky? OTAY!
    "Let us hope our weapons are never needed --but do not forget what the common people knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government -- and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws" - Edward Abbey

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    Yep, it is cool. I've just gotten back on the bike in January after a lay off of over 18 months (wedding, job change, move half way around the globe, sail boat the same distance to move it). While my weight hasn't started to decrease yet, my general fitness level and feeling of well being is incredible by comparison. The legs are starting to look good again, I have more energy, each week I feel better than the one before. Now, if I could just drop that 25 lbs or so. Time to start limiting the chocolate in the house and start buying more carrots.
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    Keep it up
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    Quote Originally Posted by chipcom View Post
    You been taining again, panky? OTAY!

    Edit: Glad you removed 'taining' from the thread title...drat foiled by mods again!
    "Let us hope our weapons are never needed --but do not forget what the common people knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government -- and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws" - Edward Abbey

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz View Post
    Ah-hah! his is what I've been wanting. After 4 years of loafing on the bike it's great to do some training again. Been watching my diet very closely, cutting back on junk. Doing a little gymtime and more climbing. More abs and more intesity on the bike. Pretty much why I signed up for another big ride, setting a goal and some reason to ride.


    I've fogotten that feeling of looking down noticing the legs are shaping up. 2 weeks ago I looked at my legs after installin gmy bike shrots. My knees are smaller, leg band didn't grip my knees, a little baggy but the thighs were tight and lines noticeable through the lycra.

    Eventhough the weight is about the same, only down 13 lbs, realtives and friends are commenting on a big change in size and waistline. My pants are way big on the waist. They were tight but now I can fit two fists between the band and my waist. I'm figuring thenext thing to go is weight on the scale although that's not a big concern. Nice but fitness level is more important a this point.

    More intensity on the bike! I notice it in my legs and feels great. On our ride lastweek Gina asked for the camera. I asked why and she said she wanted to take pic of my legs cause I was growing a "butt" on the back of my legs!
    It's cool to see the difference a little training makes. Just yesterday she asked if I had posted the picture she took. I said no because instead of taking it as motivation on this forum, too many others take it as arrogance. She asked since when id I care about what others thought. She's right so here is a picture of my butt!

    I've got 2 more butts to photograph. If yo want pics, jsut let me know!

    Feeling good about the effort and changes!




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    heck yeah



    disclaimer: picture isn't my original idea
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