Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Riding in the Rain

Today I decided to actually take a lunch break and write something for my blog. Normally I just work right on through the day and I may or may not grab something to eat. I have noticed that you get to know your body a lot better if you actually start to pay attention to what you eat and how you work out. Up until Christmas I was trying to be careful with what I ate but I did little to exercise. Even still I was almost down to 200 lbs when the kids started to show up and at that point I said to myself that I was going to enjoy the kids and Christmas and I pigged out on junk food, eggnog and anything that was in front of me. Surprisingly I gained very little weight for the longest time and then almost overnight I jumped up ten pounds and Lisa commented that my stomach was back. She never was one for being subtle. Now that the kids are gone and eggnog is no longer in the grocery stores I'm back to being careful but now I'm starting to ride my bike to work. Last night as I walked in the door Lisa commented about how my stomach was gone again. I'm not back to where I was but almost.

The plan was to ride the bike on Monday Wednesday and Friday and I rode for the first time on Monday. This morning it looked like it might rain but I figured what could a little rain hurt. I got about a mile from the house and the rain started to come down. It rained on me for another mile or two and then I was good the rest of the way in to work. The problem is it has been raining off and on all day so I may get a bit wet going home tonight. At least going home I have a nice warm shower to look forward to.

Very thorough studies have shown that there is no harmful effect from cracking your knuckles. I hesitate to mention this piece of trivia because I HATE knuckle cracking. In fact, in our house cracking your knuckles could have a harmful effect.


Lisa L said...

It is amazing to me how your stomach can come and go so quickly. You are so lucky. It certainly doesn't work that way for me with weight and it takes people a lot longer to notice I've lost anything :( Today is truth day for me. I weigh myself and start up again. I'm scared to step on the scale because I think I gained 10 lbs over Christmas as I went off my diet and didn't exercise. I'm trying to get myself motivated as I sit here and my back is hurting. I'm having a hard time. Plus I don't want to exercise in front of Mom.

Trevor and Alycia Crowley said...

I gained 3 pounds at Christmas and since being home and watching what I eat and working out I have lost 7 pounds! woot woot!
How cool to ride in the rain though? I kind of like when then stuff happens :) It is kind of refreshing if you know what I mean?!

Trevor and Alycia Crowley said...

P.S. About the cracking Knuckles...
I have read a lot of stuff saying it can. It is a very heated debate. I of course belief that it does have an affect on your knuckles. I did a research paper on it and got an A. I can share with you what I found sometime :)

Justin, Kira and Evan said...

I gained 7 lbs. over Christmas!!! I'm almost back down now (I would be already, but then I got my period). I love running in the rain ... of course you are riding through mud and that isn't so nice if you are going to work.