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Saturday, May 12, 2007

Biking and Butt Pain

One of my favorite exercises is to go biking. The stationary bike is okay, but getting outdoors, riding through the woods, enjoying the fresh air and sunshine is what gets my juices flowing. Yesterday, I got a chance to work it into my exercise routine. It was great except it was too cold. I don't like having to put on jackets and sweat pants to bike. None the less, I loved it.

BUT it did remind me of one of the hazards of bike riding while obese. My butt started hurting. Then, I started to lose feeling. After a few weeks, the pain will get more bearable. It's worth the trade off, but I will have a pain in my butt all summer.

A few other butt pains will be gone in a few weeks, but those are work related. It's amazing how one or two people can make you miserable. I know that I shouldn't let others affect me so much, but they do. I could have a thousand people tell me that they like my work, but if one or two people don't, I obsess about it. I have always been that way. Anyhow, in a few weeks these pains in the butt should be gone.

I have been eating as healthy as I could this week. I had a conference on Tuesday at which the food was not too healthy. I did the best I could. Tomorrow, I take the family for a Mother's Day buffet. I am going to stick to one plate of food and split the dessert with my kids (which means I will get one or two bites before they completely devour it).

I have stuck fairly closely to my exercise routine except for Tuesday. Physically, I am feeling good and healthy. Mentally, I am still a bit down. I don't feel as bad as I did on Wednesday and Thursday. I am pretty sure it's just from feeling overwhelmed by life.

Well, exercise, work, then yard work are on the schedule for today. I hope I get a little time to play with the kiddos too.

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6 comments:

CactusFreek said...

Hi :o)
I thought bike riding would be great too. Untill my butt started feeling like it was splitting in half! So i bought the biggest, softest bike seat i could find. It made the pain better, but not enough to keep me riding.

About the work "Asses", you can't please everyone all the time. No matter what you do in life, it's always gonna jack someone off!
And the negative people are everywhere, just waiting for something to bitch about. Just do your best, and then you can be happy, knowing that's all you can do :o)

Mothers day sounds like it's going to be great. How many kids do you have? What ages are they?
I don't know what my hubby has in store for me for mothers day, but i know my kids are excited :o)

"The Captain" said...

I am able to use the dark side of the weight loss force to my advantage. But Cactus will tell you I am little whacked. Not everyone can do that. However, proving jerks wrong will really be satisfying to you when you hit 299 and of course your 100 lbs mark at 280.
I recommended the Dr. Phil CD The ultimate weight loss solution. You can find it on ebay on the cheap. It really helps you with the mental game of losing weight.
Keep up the great posts!!!!
Jeff

Spider said...

What kind of bike could hold you at 360+ pounds? I was never able to ride a bike when I was over 300, as the tires would flatten out and if you inflate them too much then the tubes blow up. I think most bikes are not built to hold more than 250 lbs.

Anyhow, if you were able to do it, more power to you! I love biking, and I bought a massive big-butt soft-gel-rubber seat and even then it gets sore after a while. I have not done enough biking, but I appreciate your stories, as I am now going to bike more, dammit.

Keep up the good work,

Fat Lazy Guy said...

I know what you're talking about with biking butt pain. When I used to go to the gym, I hated the bike. But then I found the recumbent cycle, and my life was once again zen ;) But there's nothing like riding outdoors, like you said. I hope it gets easier on the butt for you.

Sorry to hear about the other butt pain. But it's good that'll be resolved soon.

Anywho, keep it up mate.

Half Man said...

I don't know much about bikes, but I was pretty heavy when I bought the one I have. The brand name is Specialized and its a hybrid mountain/road bike so it's built for rough handling and such. I imagine that is why it hold my weight, and quite comfortably I might add (except for the seat, lol).

I do have a soft squishy seat with a special design so as not to be so rough on the rear end. Then again, I doubt there is any seat design for 330 lbs. to ride comfortably on. I hope to ride a little bit today.

Mother's Day has been great so far. We just got home and everyone is changing. I ate too much, but not nearly as much as I would have in the past. We will see how it shows up on the scale tomorrow which is what really counts.

I am going to take the kids to the park to give mom some peace and quiet time at home. I have four girls, 7, 5, 4, 2. We have one due in July, but we don't peek. We assume it will be a girl as we are on a roll. LOL.

CactusFreek said...

Spider, I'm using my hubbys bike. That can hold up to 150 kilos. I'm 176 kilos, so i'm pushing it! lol
There are bikes out there especialy made for us fatties :o)