Oh don't get me wrong, I've always been a big guy. Nobody ever looked at me and said, "My how lithe you are looking today!" From the moment I started attending school, I was always the second biggest kid in class.
And I always felt fat.
Looking back, I see myself as skinny, but perhaps that's just because I'm that much fatter now.
You can see my previous March Fitness Checkins here:
I'm not going to cry in my beer about how fat I am. As Marley says to Scrooge, "I forged these chains in life." My weight is a direct result of my love for food (and more than a little an insatiable appetite, and probably some deep seated emotional things that I don't even know are going on.)
The why of my weight is not what I am going to focus on this month.
A few months ago we got a recumbent bicycle, and I've been fairly regular about doing the recumbent bike. I want to get more regular.
I'm making a pledge to myself to do 30 minutes a day on the bike. I'm trying for 7 days a week, but I'll shoot for 6. I don't think I'm travelling anywhere this month, so I just need to find the time in my day to do it.
Every day, I'll post the image (below) which is how many calories I burned/how many miles I went on the recumbent bike that day.
I'm posting it here to keep myself honest and accountable.
Rather than clutter up my blog with posts everyday, I'm just re-editing this post everyday.
If I keep on doing something everyday, who knows, maybe it will turn into a habit!
|March 1: 7.02 miles,268 calories.|
This was on the 30 min INTENSITY setting
|March 2: 7.571 miles, 273 calories|
This was on the 30 min. FAT BURN setting
|March 3, 2nd workout.|
6.463 miles, 225 calories.
30 minutes on the Incline fat burn setting.
Not at a particularly fast pace.
(I watched a show while pedaling)
|March 3, 5.549 miles, 185 cals, 20 minutes.|
I didn't have enough time to do 30 minutes
in the morning, so I did it in the evening.
This was the beginner Intensity 20 minute
|March 4 7.555 miles, 271 calories, 30 minutes.|
Incline 30 min beginner.
I sprinted on minutes 24, 14, 4 (counting down)
|March 5 Saturday 8.027 miles, 253 calories|
30 minutes Beginner Intensity Pyramid
I sprinted on the 4's (24,14,4)
|March 6 Sunday 7.992 miles, 289 calories|
30 minutes Beginner Incline
I sprinted at 25,16,4, and 1 (counting down)