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Arrrghhh! Time to reboot the process again. - Searching for lost wagon

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Arrrghhh! Time to reboot the process again. - Searching for lost wagon

Old 04-29-11, 12:32 PM
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Arrrghhh! Time to reboot the process again. - Searching for lost wagon

Anyone seen the fitness/weight loss/ lifestyle change wagon I fell off (again). I need to get back on it again.

After a great start to the year with over 300 miles of riding in February and march (mostly on a trainer), I had lost 12 pounds and was at 215 lbs heading into April. I was excited, and started purchasing the parts for a new carbon fiber ride for later this Spring, and then the next thing I know, its mid April and I'm not riding, or getting outside, I'm not minding my eating, feeling really down about life, and it just kept sliding from there.

I spent 8 days on the road with my family visiting family in Knoxville and Atlanta over Easter, and when I got back on Wednesday, I was back at 225 lbs.

So I decided this had to change, put everything together to ride to work today regardless of the weather.... and I over slept. Hmmm, needed to remind the wife to reset the alarm when she got up for the Royal wedding.

So I think I'll start tomorrow, again, and get out and ride, again, and start being more positive, again, and not let life dictate things so much, again.

On the positive side, I now have most every part I need for my new bike accept the frame, and handle bar tape. I think I'll be swapping out/selling a couple items. But I hope to be able to order my frame by the 11th, and that my sick leave bonus is enough to buy the one I want and catch up on a couple bills.

I also had my new rear wheel built up. Its a H+ Sons SL42 rim with 24 double and triple butted spokes on a Reynolds hub. It looks great and while I hoped to ride it today, I'll definitely get out tomorrow for at least a short ride. Yes, I know I need to post a picture for it to count.

Things are getting hectic again with U-8 soccer in full swing through the end of June, and the need to take care of outside items like gardens and inside items like a light switch, carpet, etc. But hopefully, I can find the balance to start commuting to work again. If for no other reason then gas is out of this world expensive.
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That happens natbla. What's important is that it looks like you're ready to give it another try. Do you have any mileage goals set? Maybe that might help; that said, don't get too aggressive (e.g. 100 miles/week) or you might slide into "screw it, there's no way I can do that" mode.

Remember that this is a lifestyle change - do it gradually and you'll be fine. Also, don't beat yourself up too much when you fall off the wagon - nothing good comes of it.

Good luck and keep us posted.
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Also remember weightloss is at least 80% what you eat, so although riding is super healthy for you, keeping a food log is one of the best ways to avoid falling off. Even if you can't find the time to commute don't lose track of the goal! Everyone has peaks and valleys when losing weight you just need more valley than peaks (or the other way around, something like that! ).
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Would it help to ride after work instead of in the morning if you have difficulty getting up? Mornings are the worst for me.
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are you coaching or just have a kid playing...if your kid is playing, learn how to become a ref and get some (albeight) little exersize during their games. I guarantee you by the time they are at u 12, you will be burning some calories running up and down the field. I know this isn't short term but it is a good way to get some exercize while soccer is in season. I started learning how to ref about that age and now I ref high school
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