Biking to Eat
There are countless reasons why I’m Loving the Bike, but one of them is definitely due to my love of eating. You see, I enjoy being lean and in shape…..and when I’m out packing on the miles on my bike I feel as though I can enjoy the foods I love without the guilt (within reason, of course).
This motivator has continuously got me on the bike time and time again……and it’s allowed me to live the healthy lifestyle that I crave. I swear that if it wasn’t for being a cycling addict I would be 300 pounds. I’m not a total junk food maniac, but I sure do love eating ice cream and a lot of other treats….and a lot of it.
The bike has also been my saving grace following a weekend binge-fest that makes me feel like a big slug. There are many weekends that I take off from riding and where I seem to spend the whole time eating foods that I shouldn’t. Sunday night I go to bed feeling bloated, tired, and out of shape. I get on the bike Monday morning for a two hour ride and all of a sudden I feel back to normal…..and I get off thanking the bike for bringing me back.
I really do Bike to Eat. I don’t know how many times that thought has got me out on the bike, made me pedal hard when I’m out there, and had me excited about my reward. I know that food shouldn’t be used as motivation for exercise, but with the right kind of balance I think it’s okay. My background in nutrition and fitness (and a lot of experience) has allowed me to figure out my boundaries and what I need to do in order to stay in the shape I desire.
I’m a so called “stick” as my friend Bryan of Biking to Live likes to say. But I do have to work at it to achieve this status. I will actually be posting my “Cycling for Optimal Weight” plan next Monday….so watch for that. I’m teaming up with Kelli our nutrition guru and providing you with a cycling plan and athletic nutrition program that will allow you to achieve your ideal weight through cycling. I’m very excited about this one.