Bike Ride Cure-All

Yesterday kind of sucked for a number of reasons. Work stresses and petty BS kind of ruined my afternoon and evening. As much as I tried to let it not bother me, it did. So no pictures of me during yesterday’s bike ride. Red eyes and my vanity prevented that! Michael and I went for a fantastic bike ride when I got home! It felt great. Because of the time change and the sudden nice weather, it was sunny and somewhat warm until almost 7:00! I can’t wait for summer.
We did Michael’s commute and it took about 53 minutes there and back to the house. There were a few hills too! A few times my gears locked up (which was scary).  I realized a few things:
1. I need to take a bike maintenance class ASAP before Reach the Beach. Just in case.
2. I also realized I am still scared to go really fast down hills. Hopefully I beat that fear soon!!! Michael whizzed by me like it was nothing!
3. I really need cycling sun glasses.
4. I hate my bike pedals. They are such a struggle! I fumble and can’t get my foot in. Michael ordered me some clip-in cycling pedals so hopefully I get those soon so I can practice clipping in.
My average heart rate was 136 (just below my target to be honest) and my max was 181. I felt really great about the 409 calories too!
Michael made bratwursts for dinner (I didn’t end up eating it all because I got full). I put some spicy mustard on it and a little cheese. We also had some homemade guacamole and tortilla chips. 
I felt way too full after eating all of that. I think I’m okay for my calories. Since I was really upset, I felt some of the old “pulls” to eat bad food. Emotional eating at it’s finest! But I didn’t give in to them 100% (just a little bit!).

Author: Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and Glamour.com.

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