Spinning My Wheels: 1.5 Months, 5 Pounds & 1 Gadget



Yep…that’s pretty much what I ate!

The holidays are always difficult when trying to lose weight. With Thinksgiving and Christmas and my birthday and my wife’s birthday…there was ample opportunities for me to eat. So I did. And it showed! I gained 5 pounds back from the 10 or so that I originally lost. So its back to eating salads and spinning for me. And that’s a good thing. And for Christmas Santa brought me a heart rate monitor to wear while spinning…which is great! So today I went to the gym, hopped on my bike and managed to get my heart rate up to 98% and lost  657 calories.

Of course…it wasn’t until AFTER the fact that my instructor informs me that I shouldn’t have let my heart rate get over 92%. Whatever THAT means. I thought I was supposed to go as hard as I can for 40 minutes? Who is making up the “spinning rules”? And why didn’t I get a copy of the handbook?

I have 4 months before swim season and have to lose some poundage…don’t give me this “only go to 92%” baloney! But I have missed my twice weekly regimen of spinning and look forward to getting back to it as soon as I get past this month. So for now, it’s whenever I can get there and use the hotel gyms. Oh…and drink lots of water and walk as much as possible. Any other words of encouragement would be great! Thanks!

-Alan


Not me but it feels like it…

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2 Responses to Spinning My Wheels: 1.5 Months, 5 Pounds & 1 Gadget

  1. Amber says:

    Yeah, well, that’s about what I look like! Not really, but it’s getting close;)

  2. I’m thinking that burning 657 calories in 40 minutes is freakin’ awesome!!

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