CARLY HANDLER tells SoulCycle about her first week of sugar busters, this week's rides and Pedal in the Park. Almost at the halfway mark and going strong!
This week's weight loss: 1 lb
Total Weight Loss: 9 lbs
I lost another pound this week - 1 more to go to the halfway mark! I started (or attempted to start) the sugar buster challenge on Thursday. The good news is I didn't have that piece of chocolate I normally grab from a glass jar on someones desk at work and I survived the past 4 days without tasti d lite. The bad news, I feel like I am approached the challenge like a 5-year-old playing Monopoly, making up rules as they go. The obvious lesson learned, I am only cheating myself! Granola bars and kettle corn (even though they come from whole foods) still have sugar. Just because it doesn't need to be scooped or unwrapped doesn't make it sugar free and it takes a nutrition label, not rocket science to figure that out. So, after making my own rules for 4 days and not getting very far, I will re-start the 30 days tomorrow.
Monday - day off
Tuesday - raining = no morning workout. It's hard to use rain as an excuse when my gym is an avenue away and I clearly own an umbrella, but it happened.
Wednesday - I had some making up to do for yesterday's slacking. 4 mile jog in the morning. 6:30 Soul Survivor UWS with Laurie. New music = remix rhythm nation. I caught myself singing / barely breathing aloud to some of my old school favorites. Wednesdays are starting to feel like the new Fridays for me. After this class, I feel like I have sweat out all my stress and can take on any obstacle ahead of me. While the beginning of the week can sometimes be a bit of a struggle, this mid-week class helps me re-energize and re-focus.
"You are training for life. Not a diet or a fad, but lifestyle." LC
Thursday - day off
Friday - 6:00 UES Soul Survivor w/ Melanie. "6:00 on a Friday is a bad ass time to workout, you should be proud of yourself for being here." I couldn't have said it better myself. If it wasn't for this class, I would have definitely been on the couch, not the bike.
Saturday - Ride of all rides...100 bikes, 100 miles, gorgeous day in central park... PEDAL IN THE PARK. Special shout out to my teammates for an amazing day. We were bike 15 in the second row and the energy was contagious. From the instructors, performances, and spectators, the spirit of soul was alive and pedaling. For all of those who completed 100 miles by themselves, you were truly inspiring. I did 90 consecutive minutes and am looking forward to doubling that time next year.