Never did I ever think that I would find myself in my fifties needing to lose a lot of weight. Afterall, I fought that demon in my early forties, and I thought I won when I took up cycling. It wasn’t that long ago that I rode 120 miles a week on my Pinarello carbon fiber dream; she is a beauty, bright pink and very stylish. Together, we often participated in long rides upwards of 50 miles at a time. I loved getting out on the weekends. It felt like I was taking a road trip every time I rounded the bend and passed Mugu Rock on the Pacific Coast Highway.
But like many, life took over and my Pinarello and I haven’t seen Mugu Rock lately. And, it might be a little dangerous if we tried it in my current physical condition. So, I decided to join a gym to help jumpstart the process. I also began a diet program because it won’t do me any good to do all the work in the gym if I don’t address the fuel I am putting into my body.
So, here I go again. Much to my relief, my muscle memory is kicking in. More than I believed it would because after all, I am 51 and not in the best of health. But, after working quite hard in the circuit style classes at the gym for a few weeks now, my body is not sore, and it is responding quickly. I have already lost a couple of inches and the progress is reassuring.
If you are in a similar place, I would love to hear from you. Tell me what things you are doing to stay in shape. Or, tell me what you think is holding you back because I can definitely relate!