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Old 03-21-10, 09:21 PM   #1
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dying to get into shape!

Literally dying! I am 36 years old and weigh 275lb's. I spent my entire life living how I wanted, and it seems to have caught up with me. I realized today when I went for a walk for about 2 blocks and got winded, that I am killing myself living like this.

I came home and broke out my bike (2005 Specialized mountain bike ridden 3x /lazy). Cleaned it up, lubed the chain, and aired up the tires. I took it out for about 10 minutes and came home misreable. I really hope you guys can help me out!

My hands were killing me, my entire crotch was numb, and I realized im a softy!!

Anyway I am committed to this for my kids, wife, and for myself. I live about 2 miles from the best mountain bike trails we have, and don't even have the endurance to enjoy them.

ANYWAY here we go. I WILL be 240lbs by June 1, and 210 by Decmeber. Hope to chat with you guys for advise along the jounrey!
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Old 03-21-10, 09:24 PM   #2
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Just keep at it.
Rest when you need to.

The more you pedal the stronger you get.
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Old 03-21-10, 09:27 PM   #3
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Welcome to Bike Forums! Congratulations on deciding to improve your health.

Have you visited the Clydesdale/Athena forum yet? You'll find lots of encouragement and support there for your weight loss goals.
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Old 03-21-10, 09:32 PM   #4
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Welcome, I'm working on the same goal. I was you but a little older a year ago.
Go out on the bike every day or so. You'll astonish yourself on how fast you'll acquire a better level of conditioning. What killed you today will be a cakewalk in a week.
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Welcome hope u reach your goal!!
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