I have really been feeling good and working hard. There is plenty to get caught up on :o)
Friday was a good day. I didn't get my morning ride that day because of morning rain but I am starting to get used to the fact that I just won't be able to go EVERY morning. I enjoyed the bit of extra sleep which I think was just as good for me as my ride. Friday was also our weigh-in day at school for YankTON and I was down 4.2 pounds! It seems as if our entire team is doing very well. The only down side-the teacher's lunch room was filled with junk food-cookies, bars, and brownies! Normally, left overs like these just don't last long-they rarely make it to the first lunch but not this time! There were still many treats left even after the last lunch-way to go! I would normally eat a sampling of all the different treats but this time I opted to share a cookie with Sheana. I felt satisfied with the little treat and I was happy that I was able to avoid having more than that. I love all these little willpower boosters!
This morning I was looking forward to a 6:30 ride as a treat to myself. I told hubby that I was going on my ride even if the kiddos were awake :o) 6:30 came and everyone was asleep so I was all set. I headed out on my ride and as I approached the park I thought it might be nice to go on a longer ride if I could. I decided that I would combine my 2 different bike routes and see how that went. It was GREAT! It was about a 50 minute ride in all. I wanted to walk my bike up my 2 big hills but I told myself that I could make it and I did. I really felt great after that nice long ride. I even went for a short ride later with my oldest son which also made me feel good even if it was short. I love getting in a little extra calorie burning!