has anyone tried using bicycling magazine's training software? according to the tour, it's kind of an interactive thing that starts by finding out things about you, like weight, diet, etc, and then kind of structures a regimin for you and tracks your weight loss.
i'm 24 years old. 6 feet tall. 270 pounds.
a few weeks ago, i decided to commit myself to losing the weight, once and for all. so, i started working out a few times a week, walking a few times a week, eating less, and drinking alot of water.
then, on a whim, i decided, "hey, why should i drive to my girlfriend's house, when i could just ride a bike?" and so, i dug my dad's 30 year old, rusting to peices, schwinn cruiser out of storage, and started riding it. i soon remembered all the fun i had as a kid riding bikes around town. i fell in love with biking all over again.
i've lost 10 pounds already. in 3 weeks. but i know that it's normal for someone in my condition, who is just starting to lose weight quickly at first.
i've already bought a new bike, and plan to use bicycling as my primary form of exercise (because it's the only kind i enjoy, pretty much)
so, i came across bicycling magazine's software. i'm wondering if anyone's tried it. or if anyone, based on the tour you can take of it, thinks it's a good idea for me?
i think i'd be fine just going at it alone, eating well, drinking lots of water, and riding and working out often, but i think that kind of thing might be good for me. keeping track of things in numbers and figures always makes it more tangible for me, especially since it will be a while before i can actually SEE a difference.
hopefully, someone reading this will have tried it. please let me know how well-designed it is, and how well it worked for you. thanks everyone. happy cycling.