I can’t really call it a new years resolution, it was more like a late 2013 resolution. Regardless it’s nice to set goals and reach them.
In October I decided to reverse my life long trend of slowly gaining weight. I mean I could forgive myself the first 20ish years but really I did not have the same excuse (growing up) for the following 20. When it creeps up on you like that you really never feel that heavy, but I was definitely getting up there. It was made worse by the last five pounds I gained after the rough late summer I’d had with a very sick beloved pet.
What did I do?
I did start exercising a little more, but mainly I started watching what I ate. I downloaded an APP for my phone and got down to work.
I’m way over 30 lbs less than I was when I was in October.
OK, so what does this have to do with motorcycling? It should have something to do with it, this is a blog about motorcycling right?
Well I’ve already mentioned how I’m now faster here. Which should be enough really, but sadly there is another side effect which I had not foreseen.
It’s what some might call ironic, but since irony is a difficult thing to define I’ll just call it a strange/funny coincidence. As I mentioned in another blog post, one of my motivations for losing the weight was the fact that my heated vest was getting a “bit” tight, and I was worried that I wouldn’t fit it any more. So I’ve lost all this weight and it fits fine… but now my aerostich riding suit doesn’t fit so great anymore…