Monday, July 30, 2012

Positive Thinking

I can't believe I wrote a post for this and TOTALLY lost it!!! So, let me try to think of what I said and redo it.....
I met with the Nutritionist on Wednesday and I must say that I was very excited and impressed by him and the things he was telling me.  We met for about 30 minutes since we both had to get back to work.  He does the nutrition thing on the side.  Anyway, he said that we are going to start slowly since this is a lifestyle change and not some "fad" diet!  I absolutely agreed with him.  We are going to work on getting me some healthier snack options and also work on my evening meal.  It seems that I am eating too many carbs in the evening.  Which is not good since I do not do any activities in the evenings to burn them off.  So, we will see what happens.
On another note, has anyone been watching the Olympics?  I just loved, loved, loved watching the Women's Road race.  I can't believe how fast they were going!  Especially since the conditions were so treacherous.  Amazing athletes.  I also like to watch the swimming and the basketball.  Actually, I just love it all!!
Time to get to work.  Until next time, stay strong and eat healthy!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Hectic Summer Days

What is happening?? I cannot believe that July is almost over. The summer is going so fast. I think its because I have been so busy. My daughter is now taking tennis lessons and she absolutely LOVES it. I'm happy because it gives me a chance to get her interested in sports at an early age. I also realized that I can get in a quick 40 minute bike ride while she is having her lesson. Win-win for both of us! I'm now signed up with a nutritionist. I will have my first meeting with him later on this week. Probably tomorrow because the rest of my week is crazy hectic. I'm excited to get started with him and see what ideas\options he has for me. I just need someone to tell me what to eat and when. I need to get concrete meal plans in order for me to stick to something. This healthy eating thing is hard for me, but I know it is something that I MUST do in order to be here for my daughter. I have been such a slacker when it comes to the gym lately. I have not been in about 3 weeks and that is really unacceptable. I just lost my mojo and I need to get it back. Each night I say to myself that I am going to the gym in the morning, but when morning time arrives, I let the devil win out and I don't go....ugh!!! I need to work on this and make going to the gym a habit for me once again. I better get to work now, but I wanted to let ya'll know what I have been up to. I think that once I get a plan from the nutritionist, I will post what I am eating. Until next time, stay strong and eat healthy!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

I Feel Like A Real Rider

Happy Fourth of July!!

Its such a beautiful day.  The weather is a little hot but I don't mind it at all.  I am enjoying this day off.  I figured since my daughter was taking a nap, I'd take my bike out for a ride.  I got to the trail and it was empty! Yes!!!  I wouldn't have to worry about the walkers or anyone else.
I intended to do 10 laps.  I got my shoes, helmet and gloves on.  Put the water bottle in the cage and headed to the trail.  I hopped on the bike and started to pedal....something didn't feel right.  I was saying to myself, "hmmm something is going on" and before I knew it, I was on the ground!  Yep, while I was trying to figure out what was wrong with the bike, I completely forgot that I was clipped in and went straight down....HARD!!!  I scrapped my knees and my midsection (read fat gut) hit the drop bars....ugh!!!  I'm ok, but the minute I got up, I said to myself, "you are now a real rider" since all of my rider friends told me that I would eventually take my first dive.
Sorry no pictures since I was alone. However, I am sure it was not a pretty sight to see me laying on the ground....lol.
I didn't get my ride in because now the brakes are rubbing the tires and I need air in the tires too.  I think also think the drop bar is crooked so I will be taking it to the shop this week just to have them look at it and to give me peace of mind that all is ok with the bike. :-)
So, I am back home and sweaty although not from a workout. :-( I will have to see if I can get some other type of activity in for the day.
Hope you all are having a great day!  Until next time, stay strong and eat healthy.
How long did it take you to have your first fall once you started using clipless pedals?