Seems like a ton of guys on this forum so I am looking for some other big girl riders to offer some inspiration for me. I just started out less than a couple weeks ago. I have worked up to a 16 mile ride in that time. I have pedaled just under 50 miles since June 29th. I try to ride at least twice a week but am looking to maybe up it if I find that biking provides as much calorie burn benefit as the gym and I can fit it in to my schedule. I currently hit the gym for 45 minutes at least 2 times a week and also do a hike or long walk with my dog each week too and I play in a softball league once a week too. Hence why I only bike a couple times a week right now- usually a shorter one and then a longer one on the weekend. I am very excited to start out on this adventure. I want to get more fit and lose some lbs (well, more than some ) combining my increased workouts with better diet management . Hopefully someday I can call myself a former Athena- but I am very, very, very far away from that.
I would love to hear stories of how you all started out, what progress you have made over time, and what you have learned/tips you may have. I think it would help motivate me to keep going. Maybe we can even create our own thread to inspire and support each other....
Looking forward to hearing from you.