It's nice when things start to click. I'd have to say this has been one of my best weeks, diet and exercise wise, in a very long time. It feels good, to feel good.
I woke up on Saturday morning planning to head to Knobbies and Slicks for the group ride. The first thing that I encountered was the weather. Now, before I get too far along, I must remind and disclose to all what I wimp I am when it gets cold outside. Let's make that WIMP! I had set my biking tolerance to about 43 degrees and even that was pushing it. My Maryland biking buddies knew that there was a much better chance seeing me at the spin studio rather than on the roads between November and Mid-March. I digress. . . back to Saturday. As you might have guessed, I'm gonna tell you about the nip in the air. According to the Weather Channel, it was just 36 degrees before 8 am. WHAT? I thought this was Texas! I wasn't ready for THAT cold. I put on every layer I had, including the new thermal bibs and, teeth chattering and all, headed out the door.
It felt great to be out there, temps and all. I hung with a faster group for the first 25 miles or so and truly enjoyed the ride. By the time we got back to the shop, I had 35 miles on the Garmin at a 16.5 average. (Going back over my Garmin history, this was my fastest average EVER!)
The change in eating has definitly had a positive impact on my overall mood. Feeling less lethargic and a bit more energetic.
Looking forward to reinforcement of the week's activities via the scale tomorrow. Until then. . .