12WBT day six – I think I might possibly die =)

Today has been a WOW day. I didn’t do my Super Saturday smash it day yesterday, so I decided to do it today. My partner is a pretty keen bike rider (he’s also pretty fit so riding for him is no big deal) so I convinced him that we needed to go for one of his rides. I figured I’d be able to burn a few calories going with him, and it’s also outside in the fresh air. Apart from the fact that it’s exercise, I generally enjoy going for a small ride. So he was up for the ride, had the track all planned out, so off we went.

OMG did I regret asking him or what? I think I am possibly going to die from this bike ride. I admit I feel energised and absolutely fantastic that we have done the ride, but oh god oh god oh god, the pain is immense right now. We did a 16km round trip and I managed to burn off 1241 calories, which I don’t think I have ever burnt in my life. (Did I mention OMG THE PAIN…)

Eating hasn’t been a big deal for me today. I had baked beans and toast for brekkie and Nat’s lasagna for lunch. A pretty rich carb diet today, but I knew I was going to need that energy for the ride that. And boy did I or what. Did I mention – 16km – a major feat for me. I’m so proud of myself right now I could almost swing from the ceilings. Apart from the pain 🙂

I’m really looking forward to the week to come. I’ve been doing 12WBT for a week now and feel great. I know I’ve had my flat days, getting used to smaller portions and getting used to exercising. I know I’ve also let it slip a bit with the exercise and haven’t pushed myself as hard as I should have. But for a couch potato, I think I’ve done alright. I like to think so anyway. I’m sure Michelle Bridges would probably disagree with me and tell me that I SHOULD have done more. But while it’s not baby steps, it’s toddler steps for me.

Next thing for me to work on is to start getting my confidence back in relation to falling over. I need to try and get over this fear that every tiny little slip is going to end up with me falling and breaking a bone. I also really want to get the confidence to wear my high heels again. I miss wearing heels, but I’m so afraid of falling, I don’t wear them. I’m not sure these 12 weeks are going to help me fix that, but it’s something to work on.

So for those who are interested, below is our bike ride mapped out (who knew there were websites like MapMyRide – I love love love). As soon as I get them off my phone, I have a few photos taken of the scenery of the ride too. It really was absolutely gorgeous and a lovely day to be out there.

And let me also not forget – Daily food and exercise stats below ride map.

FoodCalories in
B200g Baked beans in tomato sauce with 2 soy & linseed bread352
LNat’s Lasagna325
S1 Medium apple78
DBeef, creamy mushroom sauce & spinach & 200g sweet potato425

ExerciseCalories out

2:10:54 Bike ride (16km round trip). Avg HR – 139 Max HR – 1591241
Calories surplus/defecit-1924


  • Marshmallow

    June 27, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    Nice work on that bike ride!! It’s really embarrassing that I’m an indoor cycling instructor but I don’t know how to ride a bike, oops! You rock!

  • Kristy

    June 27, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    Great job on the bike ride!! I couldnt imagine riding for 2 hrs.

  • Tina

    June 28, 2010 at 9:15 am

    You know what’s weird Marshy, is that I can ride a bike outdoors pretty well, but when I hit an indoor bike, I just can’t stay on them. I’m the opposite to you I think 🙂

    Thanks Kristy. I’m looking forward to doing that ride again now. Hopefully in under 2 hours this time.

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