Riding the bike is getting a lot easier. I rode the bike from my house to Oak and Palm before realizing I didn’t stop for water once so naturally I stopped for some water. I got all the way to the park in 19 1/2 minutes this time which is I think 3 minutes faster. Probably because I didn’t stop to take a water break so many times.
I also didn’t sit on the picnic table for that long either, on Monday I think I sat there for 20 minutes before heading back home and this time I think it was like 10 or 15 minutes.
When coming home I didn’t turn right on H st. going on 21st st. Instead I went further down to Chester Ave. because H st. has no bike lane in downtown Bakersfield but Chester Ave. does. I think it’s easier to ride in a bike lane than cause an accident, don’t you?
So, I went a further distance and it was only 40 minutes this time. The last time it was 45 minutes and this time I went a further distance which tells me that 1 I’m going faster and 2 my legs are getting more used to riding that I don’t have to stop to take a break for them.
I can remember not too long ago that I could only ride up to California Ave. and back and that was like 12 minutes and when I came home I could barely walk because of the stiffness in my legs. If I am able to go faster and further than that just means that I will start to lose weight a lot faster. I can already see it in my face that the fat is starting to come off.
If I can just keep doing this 3 days a week it wont be long before I’m thinner. Oh and I need to start following the SparkPeople food plan again if I’m going to be successful. The food they have is low-calorie and very good for us especially for Darrin because he has borderline diabetes now so whatever I make for myself I can make for him too then before you know it he will be losing weight too (but just on food, he doesn’t want to exercise).