Thursday, November 5, 2009

Time Flies!

Hello, ladies. I haven't been able to check in every day, but I haven't forgotten you! Tuesday I was supposed to go bike riding with my boys, but a series of flat tires and other minor needed repairs kept us from going. So instead I did over an hour on my gazelle glider and then I hit the weights, too. I was a little stressed and needed to work it off. It took awhile. : )
Wednesday I didn't get a chance to exercise at all. Seriously. No. Chance. But I did try to make wise choices in what I ate. I haven't gone to full-fledged dieting, but I am trying to make sure I make healthy choices and that I eat less. I'm trying to always leave a little on my plate when I'm done.
Today I also made wise choices in eating. And I biked for 12 miles with my boys. I'm very proud of that, even though I'm also incredibly sore.
To inject a little humor, my husband first bought me a bike several years ago so that I could lose weight. I had not asked for a bike and had no desire to use it, but once he got it for me I decided to give it a try. For three weeks I tried to go out biking every day. Every road away from our house led uphill. (I'm not exaggerating. We lived on a dead end street, and you had to go uphill to follow the road out.) I biked through subdivisions and got chased by every dog in the neighborhood, and I hated every minute of it. My husband, trying to be encouraging, commented that he could tell the biking was helping because my face looked thinner.

My face?!?!?!

"Great!" I snapped sarcastically. "Maybe if I start pedaling with my face, my butt will get smaller!"

The bike has spent a lot of time in the garage since then, but I enjoy using it with the boys. Plus, it's much more pleasant to bike on fairly flat ground, on a tree-lined bike path where any dogs are on leashes. Now I'm starting to like biking! : )

Just thought I'd give you a smile for today.


Mary said...

Oh, my goodness, that was funny! Uphill does not sound like fun at all! You're making progress, though,in just cutting back portions, so congratulations for that! Sooner, or later, you'll find that time for you and your exercise routine. I have a lot of trouble with that, but I just made up my mind that I would do it, regardless of who needed what...they ALWAYS need something, and I was totally forgetting about difficult when you're a mom. Years ago, I was going through a little irritation with my hubby, and I just went to the bedroom and cried...til one day, the Lord told me that I was more valuable to Him than that, and He wanted me to see the value in myself...I've tried to remember that when it comes to doing things for helps.

So we're crunchin' with you...together, with the Lord's help, we're gonna get the face AND the butt skinny!

Tricia said...

Hah! Totally cracked me up...peddling with your

Shane and Kristy Davis said...

So funny! Men.. they know just what to say, eH?
Keep making wise choices....I'm here in Canada doing trying to do it with you!