I have been working out again for about 6 weeks now. I have not thrown a leg over the bike yet but have spent a good deal of time in the gym. I am working out with a personal trainer 2x's a week with weights and I am doing anywhere from 45minutes to 1 hour of cardio a day: mix between running on indoor track, using a couple variations of elliptical trainers, treadmills, etc. When I started out I was 247lbs with 27% body fat(using a caliper). So far I have only lost 10lbs but I have gone down two notches on my belt and my clothes are fitting loose so I am guessing that I am doing something right.
My diet is alot better than it was before: typically my days are like this:
Breakfast.....bowl of raisin bran with 2% milk and a bananna
lunch.......salad with no fat dressing and a piece of fruit
mid afternoon snack.......granola bar or banana/apple
dinner........something sensible. maybe a grilled chicken breast and a potato with a helping of vegtables or something like that.
A little history about me: before now I have had a fairly sedentary life sitting behind a desk for 8-10 hours a day and eating alot of fast food and very high fat foods. I raced mountain bikes back in the early 90's before it got so popular and that ended up evolving into racing dirt bikes for 5-6years. Well then marriage and kids come along and life gets even more complicated so no more motorcycles for me. Since then I have pretty much not exercised and I am very committed to getting back into shape.
I guess my main question is: am I doing a good mix of weight training/cardio/diet to help maximize my weight loss? I have an extremely large frame 6'0 with very broad shoulders/muscular build so if I am able to get in the sub 210lb range I will probably be near my ideal weight. I ordered some cold riding clothing from performance bike last night and I am going to try to ride 1-2 times a week on either my road bike or my mountain bike. I have a trek 5200 that I bought maybe 2-3 years ago and have only ridden once or twice and a specialized fsr pro comp that is ridden not much more. My short term goal is to lose weight but when spring comes I would like to try to plan to do a century in late spring. Any ideas/suggestions about how I am going about this would be appreciated.