I wanted to get aquainted with this Forum Group since I myself am on the large side. My name is Mark and I am 43 years old. I began my current trasnformation 4+ months ago at the Clydsdale weight of 252! Since then I have incorporated a everyday work out routine that includes some form of weightlifting, cardio work and body weight exercises. I constantly mix it up. I have really taken to running and have about a 10 mile base with a max run of 15 miles to date. I will be running the half marathon in september and my ultimate plan is to run the Philly marathon in November. (We'll see how that goes!)
I have been following the weightwatchers type diet where I count points on food I eat and document all my exercise. I am currently down to 225! I hope to be to 210 or less by marathon time.
Well, when i get into something i am relentless about it. I bought myself a used Orbea Orca for a great price this month and have logged about 225 miles on it. I live in Berks county and there seems to be no flat areas around here so I guess my climbing is bound to improve.
I must admit that I don't ride as much as I would like because I want to continue to run as much as possible right now to get ready for the marathon. Once the marathon is over I believe that I will focus much more on cycling and less on running - as you would all agree cycling is much more fun. I would eventually like to get involved in some road racing next year.
I would welcome any advice on nutrition or exercise that anyone might have and look forwar to talking with the group.