Is it Spring Yet?

Thinking of spring . . .

Okay, I’m going to do this Monday Mashup a bit differently this week, because unfortunately the progress on my three New Year’s resolutions for last week can be summed up as FAIL, FAIL and FAIL.  I did do two Kettlebell workouts, but that’s about the extent of my success, and it’s not fair to you to make you read the assortment of reasons and excuses for the rest.

Clearly I need some new inspiration to get me out of the winter doldrums, and I’m willing to bet that you’re in the same boat.  Hopefully you’ll find the fitness success story of Nina Mosbyas inspiring as I did.  Her journey began much the same way as mine did.  A few years ago she weighed in at 265 pounds, the result of a busy but sedentary lifestyle.  She began biking with her son, sister, and nephew, and the enjoyment of riding made her feel like a kid again.  This was the catalyst that sparked her new, active lifestyle.  She has lost 100 pounds from bicycling, and now leads group rides.
I started at a similar weight to Nina, and although I’ve been stuck on a plateau for a few months, reading her story gives me hope that I can still lose more weight and meet my goals.  I also like the mention of Nina leading group rides, because leading Trikke rides is something I’ve started to do.  It’s easier to commit to an active lifestyle when you are enjoying it in the company of friends.
There was no LSM ride here this month because of the dismal weather, but I am already starting to plan the year’s rides.  I’m making a firm commitment towards starting them back up in March, and will throw a last-minute one in for February if the weather looks promising (or at least marginally tolerable).  I hope you are planning to join some of these rides, and now is the best time to give me some feedback. Where would you like to ride?  What is the best time of day for you to ride?  I know us Trikkers are spread out geographically in the northeast, but I’m hoping I can come up with enough locations that give everyone a chance to join us.
Well, this week is a new week, and I’m not giving up on my New Year’s resolutions.  I hope you are sticking to yours, and if you aren’t, here’s your chance to renew your commitment.
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