Iíve always been a big guy. My weight has been around 260 since I was a freshman in high school. Iím 24 now, around six feet tall. Iíve worked in the trades since I was 16, so itís not like Iíve been a complete fat body. I was never ďfitď, but Iíve always been active, pretty strong, as in lifting really heavy ****. I suck at anything aerobic though.
I got a job a year ago that said said ď**** youĒ to physical labor of any kind, and I quickly became very un fit. So I decided it would be cool to commute to work and school via bike, kinda to get back in shape. I started riding around a month ago, and its as fun as I remember it being when I was ten. Since Iím just starting out, I ride about six to ten miles every night. I love night riding. I live in a small city, so Iím doing side streets, two lane main streets, through alleys over sidewalks type of thing. No country roads or anything. The only thingÖ
The hills are ****ing killing me. Propelling my substantial bulk up a steep/semi steep hill turns me into a sweating, slobbering mess. I cant commute to school or work due to some major hills on the way that I cant, for the life of me, make my way up.
I work on these hills every night, and it seems like Iím not making any progress. They are as hard as they were the night before, every time.
Will I be able to do it, or do I need to shed a few pound first?
Any techniques, advice whatever would be appreciated. Or just some encouragement.