Tonight was gym night, and I did not fail in my efforts to go to the gym. Go me! Afterwards I biked home up the hill, which was a lot easier today than it was when I did the same thing after the gym last monday. I’m very happy about this. I was, however, winded by the time I got home. Now that I’ve showered and helped with the making of dinner, however, I actually feel like I have a lot of energy. I guess it’s starting to work, this whole ‘being active’ thing.
Except I have yet to lose even the tiniest bit of weight. That part I don’t really get – I’m eating less, I’m eating healthier, I’m going to the gym two days a week, mountain biking once a week and riding my bike up a hill home from work 4 or 5 times a week. Shouldn’t I have lost something?
I guess I will have to be happy with the fact that I feel a lot more energetic, and I’m not having too much trouble riding up the hill every night after work – it gets easier every time. The fact that it’s so easy to ride to work in the morning (all downhill, takes me less than ten minutes,) I think is the major part of why I’ve managed to ride consistently. If I had to go uphill in the mornings, I’d never do it. I don’t like mornings.
I got a butter chicken recipe from a girl at work that I hope to try on Friday. Yes, I know butter chicken doesn’t really fall into the ‘healthy low-fat foods’ thing I’m doing, but Friday is the day we do dinner with friends, and it’s nice to make interesting things when we do that. They are often healthy meals, but sometimes I just want to go overboard. And butter chicken is one of my favourite dishes of all time.