It's been pretty hectic for me the past couple of months so I haven't been able to get on the bike much. Right after I started back to the gym and started preparing for next season everything went haywire and I ended up not going to the gym for two months and going over five weeks without even getting on a bike. During this time I continued to eat normally. This is a bad combination!
I am now starting to get my life back in order so it's time to begin training. I've been on the bike once, been to one spin class and started going back to the gym. As of Friday (11/16) my weight was up to 194 pounds ( I am 5'10" tall). I also had a very accurate body fat test done (DEXA, Dual Energy X-Ray Absorption) that was down right embarrassing. I learned a lot that day, for starters those handheld bf meters and the scale bf meters are no where near accurate. My handheld shows me right around 24% right now, the scale type showed me at 26%. Actual was a very humiliating 34%!
Truth is it is embarrassing to even post this, I am only doing it to help me with my motivation and to get back to where I need to be. My goal is to be around 170 - 175 by March and have my body fat down to the mid to upper teens.
To help me with my goals I switched over to a smaller gym that offers a little more personal attention. Not only that, it is small enough that it will be noticed if I skip a few days and cause me to feel guilty. Guilt works well for me. I have also ordered a computrainer pro to help break up the monotony of those trainer days. On top of that I plan on attending at least one but hopefully two spin classes a week.
Basically, my training schedule is going to be:
Gym - 4 days a week
Trainer - 3 days a week
Spin Class - 1- 2 days a week
Bike ride - 1 - 2 days a week
Rest day - 1 day a week
Hopefully I will be back in shape and ready to race by the end of March, beginning of April. Wish me luck!