the biting truth


Saturday, April 25, 2009

ten miles but no magic

Yesterday I went TEN MILES on the stationary bike at the YMCA. Wow. I wow myself.

I did the Dragon Chase game, my favorite thing to do these days [work out wise, I mean. Hee-hee]. I went 5.85 miles on the bike while playing the game. [It is a simple concept; you collect a green coin and then find a green dragon. Each color is a different amount of points. The more dragons you collect, the higher your points. And, consequently, you end up bicycling miles and miles.]

After pushing myself to go 5.85 miles in 20 minutes, I decided to try another one of the "bike trails" program the preppy new bike offers. I did a route that was four miles. Made it just under 20 minutes. [Then, just to hit ten miles total, I biked about .15th of a mile.]

I can hardly believe that ME, the fat girl, can accomplish such a feat. Heck, I weigh 264 pounds!! [Last we checked, hopefully, it's less than that now.... We'll find out Monday!!]

After riding for 10 miles, I felt like a skinny girl. A fit girl. A sexy girl.

Then, I looked in the mirror. Not a skinny girl. Not a fit girl. Still fat. Still flabby. Still have a huge belly.

It feels like that ten mile ride should transform me into skinny girl. Sigh.

It's not magic. Just hard, hard work.


Aunt of 14 said...

We all want instant gratification. You know what-- I went shopping this morning. A fat lady store. I tried on some jeans.... WHOA they were too big. I tried on a size smaller.... still baggy? I could have gotten the one even smaller, but I thought that was too good to be true. Until I realized... the jeans are stretchy. Damn.

Lynne said...

Keep on biking and that girl in the mirror will show up! I know how you feel. After walking two miles today (and that's big for me) I got depressed with my mirror image later too. BUT at least I'm moving forward towards the goal of improved health. We can only win here, if we keep trying! God Bless!

Mighty M said...

Good job! Playing a game while you exercise sounds like a great time to me! It's hard not to see the results you feel are happening within you - just keep it up!!

Alicia said...

Woo hoo! That is great! But if you were to keep doing that you will be a skinny sexy girl in no time!!! I cant wait to Monday to hear your results!

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SkinnieMinnie said...

Ten miles is an awesome effort and you should be so proud but I know how diheartening is it when you look in the mirror after a good work out and feel like you should now look like Jillian from TBL. But one day I know I will ;-) haha and thanks for the lovely comment too.

Serenity said...

Excellent job!! I keep telling myself today is the day and then it all backfires and I end up saying next Monday is the day...No more...Today is my day :o)