I rode my bike to work four days last week. I still don’t feel much like a cyclist, but pushing myself out the door is getting a little easier.
Yesterday was a beautiful day, but I spend the day running errands on the bike and doing housework. I hauled a large load of groceries on the Big Dummy
I’m still drinking too much beer. I love beer, but every time I try to cut back, my consumption climbs back up in short order. I may have to give it up entirely. I’m tired of still being fat.
I’ve pondered the idea of a paleo-diet multiple times. I tried it once. I wasn’t able to stick to it. I lost my weight before with calorie counting and sensible eating (and little beer). I’m not going to do the paleo-diet. I’m going to eat a sensible diet, mostly home-cooked, mostly non-processed, and heavy on the plant matter. I’m not going vegetarian, but smaller amounts of meat, and larger amounts of vegetables are in order.
The bicycling situation is complicated. I’m out of shape. I’m slow. I can putter around town all day, but longer rides are hard. I’m mostly limited to riding the recumbent. I need to take off on some long solo rides, but time and weather have been limiting factors.
I feel like I need to take a break from worrying about the cycling for a while. I can work on other issues in my life in the meantime. So, I don’t care about bike miles. I care about getting around by bike. I care about making my house a more pleasant place to live. I care about cooking healthy meals at home. I care about spending more time with my dogs.
I used to have an exercise mat. I should replace it. I need to do some strength-training. I’m getting too old to ignore my upper body.
Maybe it’s not too late to rescue this calendar year.