I’m Shaping Up | Week 18

barefoot

I’m Shaping Up; Week 18

This week was about finding inspiration when totally not expecting it. I’ve been back on the bike steadily and enjoying the return in the saddle. Either alone or with the fantastic club members of our Bayou Country Cyclists, it’s great to be back.

Motivation came when I met 2 team members for a quick 20+. One of the ladies forgot her cycling shoes. Her friend offered to forgo the ride and head home. The shoeless rider refused to pack up. Despite needing clip-ins, she took off bare footed on the pegs. After reaching a straight away, I picked up my pace and rode ahead. Reaching the turn-around I headed back and who did I see? Both cyclists and her still barefoot. She was at the +10 mile point for the out and back.

I was so proud to see her commitment that I must have smiled the whole way back. Great going!

My other motivation was seeing the same guy who inspired me to begin a diet regimen in the first place.

Chad, a fire chief, single dad, full-time haz-mat responder, and elected official had committed months back and at about the 40 pound loss mark looks great.

Motivation pops up at the least expected places from the least assuming people. Lets be that inspiration for others!

Rainy Day Cycling
Rainy Day Cycling

Week 18

Here’s to holding each other accountable when the couch looks inviting and the snacks endless.

Weight

– Don’t know. Still not worrying about these numbers.

Exercise

– 4 days of morning weightlifting and evening cycling or jogging. I actually hit a 3-a-day with weights for  breakfast, yoga for lunch and a hammering cycling session for supper.

– The yoga and recovery is SO critical.

– The swimming pool options are still available, but I’ve yet to dive back in. Literally.

Eating

– Roller coaster week. First half was disciplined, second half – Not so much.

UNO Ring & BP

– BP is getting cozy in the normal range, and I can tell a major difference.

– The UNO ring slips on and off without hanging up on swollen knuckles or fat fingers.

bike stencil

Monday – Sunday Goals:

– 4 days of cycling.

– 2 yoga sessions.

– 4 morning weight sessions

– bring lunches to work or prepared meal at home.

– Increase hydration.

How are your efforts going? Don’t just read this and dismiss it. Make a commitment today. You have peer support, CopsAlive.com expertise, and a champion fitness advisor all ready to help.

7 thoughts on “I’m Shaping Up | Week 18

  1. You are doing so well! I hope you realize how many people you motivate with your own story. So many think that lifestyle changes could never change their diagnosis, especially not without medication involved, and here you’ve proved them all wrong. That’s really exciting that your bp is getting consistently within normal limits!

    I swear I will make my workouts more consistent this week, especially since you’re doing it three times a day inspite of being chief of police and a parent. But I did go to blue bayou this week with my brother to overcome my phobia (legit panic disorder) of water slides. My heart rate was increased the whole 5 or 6 hours.

      • Not today, I was running errands and cleaning house all morning. I am going to start my workout at home in about 10 mins though, Hopefully, tomorrow I will wake up on time so I can go to the Rec center. Kim says she’s going to help me put muscle on my frame (she’s an awesome leader, always helping others), but as tiny as my muscles are right now, I’d be embarrassed. So I’m starting out there; I’ll graduate to her program after a while.

        Water sliding was fun. Derek held my hand through the first ride like a good big brother, and my niece showed no fear at all. I think my fear of water slides is over with 🙂

  2. Great job Scott and thanks for the compliment but like you always say someone always seems to motivate me to continue including you. Just last week i was feeling really tired and thinking about skipping the gym. I decided to catch up on emails and read your post about being committed and getting back at it and i decided i needed that gym time too. A huge thank you to Kim for all that she has done for me in keeping me on track and motivated thoughout thilife changing experience. I still have a ways to go but no doubt i will get there. May have to hook up with you and do some cycling.

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