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Tuesday, March 29, 2005

I rode it

I'm walking around today like a woman who had an all night love fest.

Oh no, this would not be the reason I'm walking like a cowgirl today. The reason would be my new bicycle. The one I got for Christmas from Aaron, complete with what I like to call, a "big butt seat". You know, one made for me!

Taking advantage of the beautiful 60 degree weather yesterday, Aaron on rollerblades and me on my new bike, we hit the park and got some Vitamin D on our skin, and stretched our muscles.

It's been 5 weeks since I've started working out, and you could have assumed these two things:

1.) That riding my bike would not have made me so winded as I was.

2.) That I would not have gained 7.5 pounds!

But you would assume wrong. Didn't anyone ever tell you what assuming does?

Oh yes, all this working out has led to the gain of 7.5 pounds. In 5 weeks. Is this some kind of record? By God I sure can't lose a pound, but if anyone is ever in need of a weight gain program, guaranteed never to be lost again, please give me a call.

Really, 7.5 pounds. 7.5 pounds. Nope, writing it over and over still doesn't make it easier to comprehend.

Nevermind that I didn't even get to the end of our street before I was huffing and puffing. I can do up to 45 minutes on an elliptical machine at the gym, but put me on a bike and I'm having a near heart attack?? Logic, meet my friend defy.

But I will not give up, I'm going to the gym tonight. Maybe I'll bike tomorrow, we'll see if I'm a little less sore...

Oh yes, I'm going to get right back on that horse. Or bike. Whatever.


  • At 9:30 AM, Blogger Jenniy said…

    Oooh, riding a bike is a whole different thing! Even when I was actually working out, going to the gym for an hour every morning and running 2-3 miles every night, riding a bike was still hard. It made my legs sore, my butt sore, and even more breathless than running!

  • At 1:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Im really proud of you for sticking to the exercise for so long. I know that doesnt help with the 7lb gain, but still, youve done a great job! Keep it up.

  • At 12:04 AM, Blogger Thumper said…

    An initial weight gain when you start working out isn't unusual--it's generally a GOOD thing, beause you're adding lean muscle mass. More lean muscle mass = higher metabolism.

    Definitely don't give up! I had to stop working out last September and just started back up, and holy moly have I lost a ton of endurance. It's like starting all over.

  • At 8:46 AM, Blogger Rebecca said…

    The same thing happened to me when I started working out back in December. It was SO frustrating because I was working out several times a week and dieting. But when I weighed in, I saw no positive results.

    But if you stick with it, you're sure to see the pounds start to drop. Even if you haven't lost any weight yet, you are sure to be much healthier than before simply because you are working out so much. That in itself is a major accomplishment! :)

  • At 8:56 AM, Blogger Dazed said…

    That 7.5 is muscle girl, keep it up, it will all start to drop off soon enough! We must have had the same weather yesterday, isnt it grand!?!!

  • At 8:57 AM, Blogger kb said…

    Ouch, bike butt as I call it. Good God I don't care how big the seat is you get the whole bruising chaffing thing going on.

    There could be other reasons for you 7 pound gain, hormones maybe. When I was big I could gain and lose 7 in a day.

    Keep with the exercise and what are you eating? I know you can do this.

  • At 10:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    It's true! It does tend to be muscle mass-you'll find your waist going down while your weight goes up for a while. Never despair! It IS working! :)

    Everyday Stranger


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