Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Finally Hit My Goal!

I made it to 10.93 miles!!! As many of you know, as stated in my last post, my goal was to eventually hit 10 miles. Well, I finally did it. On June 7, at 7:07pm, I rode 10.93 miles. My average speed was 8.66 mph. I ended up burning 418 calories and completing my ride in an hour and 15 minutes. Not too shabby!

Of course the next night I didn't do as well. Let's just say.. I know why bikers were the spandex shorts with the padding on the butt. Yes, my butt was sore and so were my legs. That's why my next days ride was only 2.93 miles.

After having not ridden in a few days from recovery, I decided to get back out there and try to get my miles up again. I managed to get a nice little 5 mile ride in with the boyfriend. This time we ventured out of the apartment complex and rode down the street and on a little path.

Luckily it wasn't super hot out. It was quite enjoyable. We only rode for 33 minutes because my feet like to go numb when I'm riding but really I think it's because I've been wearing vans to ride in and those are not good for riding bikes or working out in period! So never ever workout in vans! They have no support. I'm actually looking into getting a pair of workout shoes for riding in and walking. Not only for working out really but also to use when I go on my Las Vegas trip. I'll be there walking around for 4 days!! Must have comfortable shoes!!! haha

Anyway, tonight I plan on doing at least a 5 mile ride. I might venture out of the apartment complex tonight and ride around the neighborhood. Who knows. Does anyone else ride? I'd love to hear about your bike and your experiences. Do share below in a comment!!

I have really white legs and that's always been my problem with working out and especially when I go to wear shorts. I hate it but my legs never tan. Oh well.

Action Shot!!

Just my "I'm riding and this is my riding face" picture. I like to listen to music while I ride because it makes the time go by faster and gets my mind off of watching the clock.

All finished with my ride!!! I hope you all are doing well and enjoy my posts [ only because I never hear from anyone..just want to make sure you all are alive out there ]. 

It's 4:31pm here and it's almost time for me to be off work and heading home to ride. Toodles!!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

New Adventures and Such...

Time to get back into the swing of things [blogging that is!]. It's been so long that I've actually been constant with blogging that it's rather sad. I'll try my best to get on here every few days and update you all.

There are definitely going to be some big changes happening soon in my life. I'll keep you all updated on that when the time comes.

As for now, I've really been into bike riding and even though I haven't really ridden all that much [due to work] I'm still really into it and want to make it a fun hobby or well, you know activity. I've been waiting months upon months for my bike to finally be finished and now it is! Blake [boyfriend] finished it about two weeks ago and I'm totally in love with my bike. Wait, can you be in love with a bike? Wow that sounds weird. Okay..I really like my bike, it fits me well.


I love my bike!!!! It's such a joy to ride it. It's been years that I've ridden a bike and it feels great to be back on one! Do any of you ride?

The first day I rode, I ended up riding almost 4 miles. That was just around the apartment complex. It wore me out! I'm so out of shape. It was great getting back into it because I've missed it and it'll be nice getting into shape again. About three nights ago the boyfriend, his mom and I went out riding and we didn't ride as far as I would have liked but we did get in 3 miles. I could have went further but his mom was tired and his headset on his bike was loose. 

My goal is to try to get on my bike every night and ride up to 5 miles. I know 5 miles isn't really anything toward getting back into shape but I've gotta take baby steps. I want to start with 5 miles and then work up to 10 miles a night and then later on do more.

I've also been following Katie's Blog [ Same name as me :) ]. She bike rides, runs and is just leading a healthy lifestyle and I have become more motivated thanks to stumbling upon her blog. She gives great advice on what foods to eat and about her journey to lose weight. If you feel like following her go for it! She's awesome!

As I conclude this entry, I hope you all are having a fantastic day! Remember to stay positive and strive to accomplish your goals! I'll be back tomorrow to post more on my progress through creating a healthy lifestyle...slowly but surely!

Xoxo Katieeeeee

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Questionnaire Day!

1.) Mood:
I'm in a cranky mood this morning. I just think with all of the stress I'm under that my mood lately is just cranky.

2.) Did you do anything fun this weekend?
This weekend was spent mainly sleeping. The internet is shut off at the house so I haven't really been that connected to the world as normal. I did manage to get a ride in (bicycle) which was nice but my stomach was killing me this weekend and didn't really do anything else.

3.) What is the closest object to you that is pink?
My pink call message sheets. [I'm at work]

4.) Current nail polish:
Nothing. I need to get back into painting my's been so long!

5.) If you could snap your fingers and be anywhere in the world right now, where would you go?
I'd probably be in Australia or maybe just California would be nice.

6.) Current outfit:
Vans, Old Navy jeans, old navy turquoise tank top, Joplin Harley Davidson shirt.

7.) What is the last movie you saw in theaters?
The Avengers -- Best movie ever!!!! I love me some Thor :)

8.) If you could only be one age for the rest of your life, which would you choose, and why?
I think I'd like to just stay 25. It's a nice age and yeah..not much else I can say lol.

9.) When is the last time you played on a swing set?
Probably almost 3 years ago and a little girl told me I was too fat to be on it. There went my esteem -_-

10.) Weekly goals:
I have a lot of weekly goals now actually. One of them is to start eating better [I guess this is more of a on going goal], ride my bike at least 3-5 miles a day and then move up from there. And also start looking for a new job. I'm really tired of my job and underpaid.