Last night after work, I raked the yard. I do have a leaf blower, but I decided that since I hadn’t gone to the gym, a better idea was to rake the leaves. We have some trees and our ash trees have started deciduating. I filled our 64 gallon container and eight more 30 gallon bags. I fully expect to do that many leaves about three more times this fall.
It was a windy afternoon, but in the parts of the yard that were sheltered by the house, it was rather enjoyable out there. I worked up a pretty good sweat. But, the one thing I think I’ve been really negligent about the last couple of weeks is keeping up with the hydration. I haven’t done a good enough job regularly drinking water and I think that has contributed to a slowing of my weight loss pace.
This morning, I went to the gym and I did a 50 minute bike ride. I upped my target heart rate by five and that resulted in a big jump in the number of calories that I burned. I ended up burning almost 500 calories on the bike. I know that shorter, harder interval type rides might be better, but frankly, I like the longer rides. I really enjoyed it today and I felt pretty strong. So, I was happy about that. I will probably stay at this elevated rate for a while and see what happens. Eventually, I will work up more.
Total Loss: 36.6