Thursday, February 17, 2011

Mini Triathlon…

Well the swimming is completed, the walk/running is completed all that’s left is the bike. I HATE THE BIKE!!! It hurts, my feet go to sleep, my butt goes to sleep, my knee hurts…I just plain hate the bike. I have tried both types of bikes, the one like a normal bike and the one you get to lean back on, both are horrible. Oh I know I’m just complaining but I can’t help it, I HATE THE BIKE!!! But I’ll keep going, 60 miles left. I am going to try doing two 20 minute intervals instead of one 35 minute one. Maybe it’ll be better. I’ll break it up a little and see.

Food has been on track this week, well really close…exercise days I have to have just a tad more first thing in the morning but I work that off plus more. Today’s work out was 452 miles burned on the run, 278 on the bike and 326 on the weight circuit. I got at the gym at 7:30 and left at 9:45. You know, 4 months ago I would of never thought I would ever spend that much time at a gym. When I joined I figured an hour here or there would be plenty and at the time it was but now, I look at the next machine, the next machine and so on and think I had better get that one done today too, or and that one too. I am not entirely sure if I’ll quit for the summer or not. I really was planning on it cuz I don’t think there’s enough time in my week to be putting in the time I am right now but even if I go a couple times a week and get a good work out and then do my walking here when I’m done for the evening. I’ll have to think about it and see. I’m not under contract so can leave at any time but do I want too? Right now, nope!!

I have a question to pose for all of you. If you are a bike rider do your feet go to sleep (I’m talking the bike at the gym, not the real get out and go ones)? Mine do and so does the butt. Any suggestions? I rearrange my feet and butt all the time but still after 35 minutes on it my feet are tingling and my butt is numb. Maybe just cutting the ride into two different times will help. I’m hoping so.

That’s it, that’s my update for today. I snuck a peek at the scale…not a good thing right now with my TOM here, hopefully it’ll share some good news on Sunday morning. I’ve been on my weight loss journey for 14 months now, I’ve lost 48 lbs. I’m happy with my results. I do wish I could be like some and lose it all in a years time and then learn the maintenance part but I’m proud of where I am. About 3.5 lbs a month in the 14 months, it’s good. IT’S GREAT!!

Take care my friends and have a truly awesome afternoon and God Bless you all!!

16 comments:

Karen Butler Ogle said...

Enjoy your day, Julie. I love the bike but my recumbent bike bit the dust a while back and I haven't replaced it yet. I'm thinking more of using my real bike this spring if I can get my boys to fix the back tire for me.:)

Shawn Becker said...

I am in awe of you, you have stuck with your plan and enjoy going to the gym.
I do not use the bikes so I cannot give you and advice on the numbness you are feeling. Is that the only time you feel numbness, how about when you ride in a car for long periods?
Keep up the good work!
Blessings,
Shawn

Mom to the Fourth Power said...

I love riding the real bike outside. It is so exhilarating! Although I haven't ridden for a few months due to coldness. But boy, are you cruisin woman!! You are an inspiration with how you are just gettin' in there and kickin' butt! And you've got your weight loss and improved health going on for ya. Way to go!!

~Margene

MissMommie said...

Julie - looking at your pictures, it looks like you have lost a LOT more than that! It's probably the exercise! Keep it up, girl!

My Big Secret Blog :) said...

Julie, my darling, I bet you're going to look exactly like your pre-wedding self in that wedding outfit soon!

I don't know about bikes, but I do know that I re-arrange my butt extra regularly while I'm sitting for hours/light-years on this computer.

Debbie said...

Great job on reaching for your goals.

As for the feet numbness, I am assuming you are talking about a spin type bike. And yes it is common to have your feet go numb. It can be for a few reasons. It can be your shoes are pressing funny while in the clips or straps, or from pushing down more than you are pulling up with your legs.

As for the saddle, it is most likely the saddle just doesn't fit you correctly. But hard to change on a bike at the gym.

Waisting Time said...

You are kicking butt! I think my feet do get numb sometimes. Actually, they bother me on the elliptical too. So I thought it was just my bad feet. I would have suggested you adjust things like the distance between the seat and pedals but you probably already did that.

RickGetsFit.ca said...

My feet don't fall asleep, but my ass is always getting numb, and really hurts. I find bikes a real pain-in-the-ass! Cheers, Rick

Anne H said...

Bikes are numb-butt makers for sure!
yikes!

Baby Sister said...

My feet fall asleep too, no matter what I do. It's quite annoying.

anewertammy said...

Julie, I love all the exercising you are doing for your triathlon. You are really putting in some distance. You're going to finish early.

Jacqui said...

You are doing awesome! Your exercising is really an inspiration. I don't know about the bike... but I hope you can find a way to finish off the triathlon.

Beth said...

Honey, I'm with you all the way on the hating the bike thing. Not that I've been on one in, oh, the last ten years or anything but still, anything that makes your butt go numb can't be good for you, can it? And I think it makes my brain go numb too and that is definitely a bad thing.

So, given my serious exercise aversion, I probably should refrain from offering any advice but hey, you are doing really well, love the recap of your journey. Keep up the exercise, it's very inspiring to read about your motivation taking off and you doing more than you thought you would! Maybe that can happen to me?

mybizzykitchen.com said...

Julie - I want to thank you for your continued support this week - each comment you leave is like a virtual hug! Thanks! Not sure about the bike - that only happens to me on the elliptical.

lv2 said...

You're doing great. I use a recumbent type bike on a regular basis....when i first started i didn't have feet problems but over the years i have started having the feet numbness...i usually go 20 min than stand up briefly and walk in place for 30 sec or so and do that every 10 min or so....I had been up to 90 min but after not doing it for over a year had to restart at 9 min and am now up to 40-50 min at a time. Loved the comment on doing your own cats. My bike stops counting time when you stop so i can still track my time but wouldn't work if you are part of a class.

Michele said...

Julie,
I am so inspired by your determination. Wow!

As far as biking, I only use the regular bike and my feet and butt do not go to sleep. I wonder though if the seat is too high or low. Might check with the folks at the gym-they may have some suggestions, too.

Yak trax are on the way!!