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DATE TRAIL DATE TRAIL
2015 December 01 Home Gym   2015 December 17 Home Gym
2015 December 02 Home Gym   2015 December 18 Home Gym
2015 December 03 GTWP H&W Trail / Grenloch / Neighborhoods   2015 December 19 Washington Township / Gloucester Township
2015 December 04 Home Gym   2015 December 20 Mantua / Wenonah / Woodbury Heights / Deptford / BWD
2015 December 05 Home Gym   2015 December 21 GTWP H&W Trail / Grenloch / Neighborhoods
2015 December 06 GTWP H&W Trail / Grenloch / Valleybrook / Hill Top   2015 December 22 Midnight Madness (Grenloch Park Manor, BWD Estates)
2015 December 07 Home Gym   2015 December 22 Home Gym
2015 December 08 Home Gym   2015 December 23 Home Gym
2015 December 09 Washington Township   2015 December 24 Home Gym
2015 December 10 Home Gym   2015 December 27 Perkiomen Trail
2015 December 11 Home Gym   2015 December 28 Home Gym
2015 December 13 Home Gym   2015 December 29 Home Gym
2015 December 14 Deptford, Washington TWP, BWD Terrace, GTWP   2015 December 30 Home Gym
2015 December 15 Home Gym   2015 December 31 Home Gym
2015 December 16 Home Gym   2015 December Final Monthly Statistics

 

DECEMBER 01, 2015

After crunching the numbers for November, I realized my average biking mileage year to date per day actually went up. Although I didn't even work out 20 days last month. That wont happen in December. So I also realized I need to change up my routine as well. I am going to be incorporating both the ab cruncher and elliptical into my workouts. What does this mean for biking? I'm always going to bike. On days that I can not be outside, I will utilize all of this equipment. On days where time, weather and light allow me to go outside, I plan on biking like I have done in previous months.

Instagram Post: The morning workout before work (playing around with the camera as well) At any rate, all cardio today. Trying to use different mussels. 20 minutes on the #eliptical the 20 miles #biking on the recumbent. 20 minutes on the #eliptical 400 #abcrunches 20 minutes on the #eliptical & a 5 mile cool down on the recumbent. I did about 3000 steps on the elliptical. I haven't converted the mileage yet. That said, 6 months ago I struggled doing 3 minutes. I guess all that #biking paid off. #FitDontQuit #FightForIt #fitness

 

DECEMBER 02, 2015
Instagram Post: Today's recap: Before work I spent an hour on the #eliptical I researched the stride length on my machine is 2241 strides equals 1 mile. Therefore I did 1.35 miles on the elliptical. I was so wrong yesterday about it being steps. Oh well, live and learn. I also upped the #abcrunches to 500 today. Then work. As I watched both parts of the #flasharrowcrossover I put in 30 miles on the #recumbentbike A good workout for the day. I'm already feeling better about December than November. No rain in the forecast for tomorrow and more importantly no work so hopefully that means outside #biking #FitDontQuit #FightForIt

 

DECEMBER 03, 2015
Today's adventure was the Gloucester Township Health and Fitness Trail,
Grenloch and Extended neighborhoods

Gloucester Township Health and Fitness Trail
The Gloucester Township Health and Fitness Trail, formerly known as the Blackwood Railroad Trail, is a paved bicycle/pedestrian path in Blackwood, Gloucester Township. The bikeway is constructed on an abandoned railroad right-of-way and connects neighborhoods with schools and recreational facilities. One of the trail's highlights is the restored railroad caboose adjacent to the right-of-way near West Church Street.

The trail begins at Brown and East Atlantic avenues, where there is limited space to park cars. It passes through a wooded area before going under New Jersey Route 42, also know as the North-South Freeway. After crossing Clementon Avenue, the trail enters the woods again.

Once out of the woods, Washington Avenue is on the right and a ball field and play lot are on the left. Now running parallel to West Railroad Avenue, the trail passes a large athletic complex with three baseball fields. The trail continues past residential neighborhoods before crossing Elaine Avenue and ending at Main Street by Grenloch Lake.

Extended Neighborhoods
Basically I just went off the trail at any cross street neighborhood that it intersected with. This is for the sole purpose of adding extra mileage. I did a zig Zag pattern throughout. I also took an opportunity to do the off road at Grenloch Lake Park. Its not much but its different terrain.

 

Instagram Post: (1) What the hell is wrong with me? Worked out until midnight last night, got up and went out #biking this morning. 40 degrees, wind 20mph at times was reason enough to not go #biking today but I definitely did the #FitDontQuit #FightForIt mottos proud today. Even got a call from @crobromo who also was braving trails of her own and said to me #FitDontQuit 20 miles around the #gloucestertownshiphealthandwellnesstrail and surrounding neighborhoods. More details on the blog later. It's December people and yes I'm still #biking outside.

Gloucester Township Health and Fitness Trail

State(s): New Jersey
Counties: Camden
Length: 6.0 miles
Trail end points: Brown Ave. at Atlantic Ave.
to Main St. at Glenloch Lake
Trail surfaces: Asphalt

 

 

DECEMBER 04, 2015
Instagram Post: Time was not my friend today. Came home from work and still put in about 2 hours working out. In that time I did 1 mile on the #eliptical 500 #abcrunches & 15 miles on the #recumbentbike It's better then doing nothing. #biking #FitDontQuit #FightForIt

 

DECEMBER 05, 2015
Instagram Post: (1) So I woke up early. Body said you rested enough. I have an extra hour before I should have woken up for work. What to do? #biking of course! Get the workout in early (or at lest a mini one) #FightForIt #FitDontQuit #WhoNeedsSleep #GetUp (2) Inspired this morning. Jamming out to #GetUp by @bryanadams I made the most of this hour. 16 miles #biking on the #recumbentbike in 45 minutes (that's less then 3 minutes per minute) & then I did 800 #abcrunches in about 15 minutes. Both personal bests in time. Great way to start the day! Unfortunately I have to go to work now. #FitDontQuit #FightForIt

 

DECEMBER 06, 2015
Today's adventure was the Gloucester Township Health and Fitness Trail,
Valleybrook, Hill Top, Almonesson, Grenloch, Lakeland and Extended neighborhoods

Gloucester Township Health and Fitness Trail
For a complete description of the trail, see the December 03, 2015 post.

Extended Neighborhoods
So I went to some new places and some old places. I did the Zig Zag method again as I worked my way through Grenloch, then Blackwood onto Almonesson. I can not name all the neighborhoods I was in (because some do not have signs.) I wish I could it would be easier to share here. At any rate look at the map below and you can see the craziness that was today. The new part of this however is off the Blackhorse Pike. I crossed it at Landing Road. I went through a neighborhood that sits at the back end of Valleybrook Country Club. I then made my way through Fairway Apartments. I continued onto Old Blackhorse Pike and made a right on Taylor Ave, I then turned right onto Chews Landing Road. At this point, I'm back to areas that I've biked before. My purpose for doing this was to bike at multiple points of Valleybrook today. I doubt I will do the back side again so this seemed right today. One thing I've never done was actually bike Cherry Circle and Knoll Drive (both off of Peter's Lane) but I've biked past them numerous times in the past. Everything else I've done before. I've included more detailed views of the neighborhoods so please check them out.

Instagram Post: (1) Frost on the car but yet I'm still thinking bike ride! #biking #FitDontQuit #FightForIt (2) The day started off with frost and 31 degree temperatures by the end it was a balmy 52 degrees and I have sweat drenched clothes. Speaking of I definitely represented #SalisburyUniversity today in my #biking attire. In the end I biked 51 miles today. As you can see I went all over the place. I am tired, sore, hurting a bit, desperately need a shower, but feel wonderful about this ride today. #FightForIt #FitDontQuit #LLLR

 

 

 

DECEMBER 07, 2015
Instagram Post: (1) I'll be honest, after yesterday's 51 mile #biking activity, I really didn't feel like doing anything today. When I started on the #recumbentbike I thought take it slow, but then my brain started challenging me to do better. In the end it was 21 miles in an hour. I then did 600 #abcrunches Today's inspirational tunes brought to you by #TheHooters and you know what? I feel better now then when I woke up. Off to work now! #FitDontQuit #FightForIt

 

DECEMBER 08, 2015
Instagram Post: (1) NEW PERSONAL BEST! Okay so I've only used the #eliptical for about a week. I've only gone 1 mile (2441 revolutions) but today I took 12 minutes off my time. I found myself actually jogging a bit. Not bad considering 6 months ago I couldn't do 3 minutes. Continued with 600 #abcrunches (my goal for the week) and finally 26 miles on the #recumbentbike For those curious, it took 2 hours 15 minutes for all the above. I always say you only truly compete against yourself. This week I've had a few really good WINS! #FitDontQuit #FightForIt

 

DECEMBER 09, 2015
Today's adventure was Washington Township

Neighborhood Exploration
Today I started off with the Grenloch warm up that I have been doing. I extended the route a little but it was basically the same thing. I thought I'd he the Gloucester Township Trail a couple times then work out at home. I decided along the way that I needed a change and then I focused on exploring new neighborhoods throughout Washington Township. I tried to take as many pictures of the neighborhood markers as possible. They are all below. This day I went to a few neighborhoods I rode in before but mostly it was all new areas that I explored. Before I realized it, I was approaching 30 miles. I had no intention of riding this much today, it just happened. At any rate, I found today enjoyable. These areas are so close to my home and I never realized they where there. It was a good change of place. I can see myself doing this again in the future. Once home, I did do the 600 ab crunches as well.

Instagram Post: (1) Today's #biking adventure was all Washington Township. Needed fresh scenery. I knew I wouldn't repeat the 50 mile ride of a couple days ago, but I didn't expect 31 miles either. Just exploring neighborhoods the mileage added up. What a difference no wind makes. Felt great to be outside. More pictures and details on the blog later today #FitDontQuit #FightForIt

Blow up sections of these neighborhoods are also included below.

 

DECEMBER 10, 2015
Instagram Post: Okay so people have said my #eliptical conversion was wrong. Multiple people gave me this equation. (Yes I have an 18" flywheel) Honestly I like this only because I find it hard to believe I was doing a mile that slowly. #IveBeenLearned If you have thoughts please comment (1) Now today's exciting news! NEW PERSONAL BEST (again). 2nd time this week I beat my best time on the #eliptical I took another 7 minutes off my time (now at 41 minutes.) At 2441 revolutions which I thought was a mile, turns out it's 2.17 miles which is still about 19 mph but it's far better then when I started. Did my 600 #abcrunches to give my legs a rest. Finally did the #biking for 22 miles in 1 hour. That's a pace of 2.72 minutes per mile. I'm definitely getting in better cardio shape. Here's the kicker though, I actually look forward to doing it (curse at myself a lot while doing it), but so grateful I did when I'm done. #FightForIt #FitDontQuit

 

DECEMBER 11, 2015
Instagram Post: It's been 12 consecutive days of working out. My body is telling me it's tired. I barely kept the 3 minutes per mile while doing 15 miles on the #recumbentbike #biking I did 800 #abcrunches which was great & I also did 2 miles on the #eliptical So it wasn't a bad workout at all. Tomorrow might be a rest day (depends on how I feel tomorrow). I powered through it tonight so as always #FightForIt #FitDontQuit

 

DECEMBER 13, 2015
Instagram Post: Back on the horse or err the #recumbentbike tonight after my rest day. 30 miles of moderate #biking I'm looking at it as a warm up to tomorrow when I'm off and can bike outside. Now to get a goods night rest. (I have no plan on where I'll bike yet, that's the fun of it though).

 

DECEMBER 14, 2015
Today's adventure was Deptford, Washington Township
Blackwood Terrace and Gloucester Township

Neighborhood Exploration


Driving home from work the other night I realized that there was a few neighborhoods I drive past daily that could potentially be good biking neighborhoods. I also realized that three such neighborhoods are all on the same street (Blackwood Barnsboro Road).

My ride started with the Grenloch warm up and then down through Lakeland via County House Road. I entered Sawyers Creek off this Road and covered almost the entire neighborhood before exiting the way I came in. I then turned right onto County House Road and bared right onto Blackwood Barnsboro Road. Passing Sawyers Creek on my right, I proceeded to Mill Stream Apartments. I then continued down Blackwood Barnsboro entering Willow Ridge. I exited the neighborhood on Hurfville Road by turning right.

I proceeded down Hurfville Road then turned right onto Good Intent Road. I zig zagged through Blackwood Terrace. I entered and explored Hunters Gate which connected to Heritage Woods. I covered pretty much both neighborhoods in their entirety.

I was now back on County House Road. I turned left onto Blackwood Barnsboro Road exploring the multiple neighborhoods on the left hand side of the street. I crossed the road and biked through Washington Way Apartments. At this point, I decided to finish my mileage by staying close to home. First taking Barnsboro Road past Blackwood Lake onto Church Street. At this point I did a modified zig zag through Blackwood Estates before returning to Grenloch Park Manor and Home.

I biked 30 miles today and never spent even one pedal rotation on the Gloucester Township Health and Wellness Trail. This makes two consecutive trips out without riding the trail. I have to say that I enjoy exploring neighborhoods as it provides new places to ride while adding mileage. I was a lot faster today and felt really good.

Instagram Post: (1) Outside roadwork on this beautiful day! 30 miles of #biking through new neighborhoods & towns. I'm really liking the exploration kick I've been on recently. The day off helped a lot. Good ride today #FitDontQuit #FightForIt

Blow up sections of these neighborhoods are also included below.

 

DECEMBER 15, 2015
Instagram Post: After a long work day, then post work errands, I still squeezed in an hour of #biking on the #recumbentbike tonight. 25 miles. Committed to be #biking #FightForIt #FitDontQuit

 

DECEMBER 16, 2015
Instagram Post: I felt sluggish all day. I came home and had a great workout. I mean best distance in an hour on both the #elliptical (3.25 miles) & the #recumbentbike ( 25 miles) record #abcrunches (1000) even put up extra weight on the #legpress (300 lbs 4 sets of 10). I feel energized & wonderful. I don't get it. 2 hours ago I almost said F this tonight haha. The only difference is I had my iPod on. Rocking my #TheHooters playlist (those that know me know I love my Hooters music) Music kinda distracts me and tricks my brain so I'm not constantly thinking about my work out. I listen to music all the time while #biking It works for me. Crazy! Feeling great right now. #FightForIt #FitDontQuit

 

DECEMBER 17, 2015
Instagram Post: Today's epic workout was about speed. I did some #biking (haha I always do biking). Rode the #recumbentbike for 30 miles in 81.15 minutes (Approximately 2.7 minutes per mile or 22 mph). Very solid. I then did 1000 #abcrunches but I did it in one continuous set as opposed to sets of 200 like last night. It took 15 minutes which is approximately 67 crunches per minute. This was extremely difficult haha. I powered through tonight's workout. Until tomorrow.... #FitDontQuit #FightForIt

 

DECEMBER 18, 2015
Instagram Post: All day my quads were killing me after two hard workouts the past two nights. I'm #biking outside tomorrow so I said to myself "take it easy maybe a moderate 15 miles in an hour pace tonight". Nope! I have an addiction and its #biking I still did 21 miles in an hour. I'm to that point where I feel as though I let myself down when I don't work out. Is that a good thing or am I just F'n crazy? #FightForIt #FitDontQuit

 

DECEMBER 19, 2015

Today's adventure was Washington Township &
Gloucester Township

Instagram Post: (1) Up with the sun today #biking #cold (2) Completed the morning #biking workout. The temperature wasn't to bad, every now and then the wind kicked up and then it was miserably cold. 31 miles today mostly in #WashingtonTownshipNJ Explored neighborhoods again. A lot of gain and steep hills. Good resistance out there today. More on the blog later. Link in bio #cold #FightForIt #FitDontQuit #LLLR (3) One more #biking picture from this morning. The sun rising over the Grenloch Lake. Nice view to start the day. #FightForIt #FitDontQuit #LLLR

THE RIDE: Today as in most days I just go where the road takes me. I did the Grenloch warm up (2) and started down Woodbury Turnersville Road before I realized I missed a street and that's where today's journey took on the life of its own. I made a left onto County House Road and then turned into Surrey Lake (3). I explored this neighborhood for a while and eventually came out at County House Road again. I turned left and then left again onto Mt. Pleasant Road. I came to the cross street of Egg Harbor Road so I went across into the Colts Neck Estates (4) development. After exploring in here for a bit, I proceeded left back on Egg Harbor Road. Not one to pass up a new neighborhood to explore, I entered the Hunt Club Condo Association (5) on my right. Leaving here I continued down Egg Harbor Road passing a historical site (picture is below, first photo lower right location). I proceeded to turn right back onto County House Road. On the left, I entered Heatherwood (6) which is a retirement community. I then went down Blackwoodtown Road. At this point in my journey I knew I was staying in Washington Township so I made a hard left up Blackwood Barnsboro Road so that I could bike through Sawyer's Creek (7), Millstream Apartments (8) and Willow Ridge (9) again. I biked through them on December 14th. Not quite at my mileage goal, I headed over to Barnsboro Road and biked through Knob Hill (10) and Washington Way Apartments (11). Exiting the Apartments I turned left onto County House Road and proceeded back towards Grenloch. Once here I biked Arbutus Court and then crossed the street back into the Grenloch (2) neighborhood I started in. This time I did bike the street (Linwood Ave) which I forgot to earlier. From Linwood I turned left onto Lake and then another left onto Eastview Ave before making a right onto Central which at the bottom of the "S" hill is the Grenloch Lake. The picture below is the Lake at sunrise this morning. From this point I picked up the beginning of the Gloucester Township Health and Wellness trail only because it runs behind my neighborhood (Grenloch Park Manor (1)). I did the traditional zig zag until I reach home.

A cold day but a great ride.

 

 

DECEMBER 20, 2015

Today's adventure was Mantua, Wenonah, Woodbury Heights,
Deptford, Blackwood and Grenloch

Instagram Post: (1) Today was unexpected. I go where the road takes me. Today it took me to Mantua, Wenonah, Woodbury Heights, Deptford, Grenloch, Blackwood & Washington Township. I covered 51 miles today throughout this part of south jersey. Mostly straight away flat roads & neighborhood exploration. Another cold one out there but you need to #FightForIt so #FitDontQuit Great #biking day today.

THE RIDE: The ride today took unexpected twists and turns. I honestly started off with the intention of doing the Gloucester Township Health and Wellness Trail but it wasn't meant to be. In fact I did the Grenloch (2) warm up and decided that exploring neighborhoods was something that interest me. I then had the idea to go out further then I have gone before.

I worked my way over to Sawyers Creek (3), Millstream Apartments (4) and Willow Ridge (5) zig zagging around but not to worried if I didn't cover the entire neighborhoods. At this point I returned to Blackwood Barnsboro Road and made the decision to head out to 5 points. Honestly, I was a bit worried because its a heavy congested intersection but this was Sunday morning so I went for it. Crossing major roads at lights and hugging the shoulder always thinking safety first.

At 5 points, I took Delsea Drive for a very long straight away stretch that allowed me to go after speed as well as distance. I had to cross on and off ramps for a major highway (Route 55) but that was the only challenging part on this stretch. Very wide shoulders made for good, safe conditions. I made a hard left onto Cattell Road and the a right onto Glassboro Road. I skipped a lot of potential neighborhoods but my goal here was to reach Oak Valley then work my way home.

Off of Glassboro Road, I made a left onto Ogdon Road. This is the road I needed to be on in order to reach my destination. I passed the Wenonah Lake on my right and eventually came upon Georgetown Mews (6) which is a apartment complex on Ogdon Road right in front of Oak Valley (7). I remember Oak Valley as being large but did not remember just how large it actually is. I biked what felt like a ridiculous amount of miles in Oak Valley and thought that I covered it well. Looking at my GPS map, I missed a ton of it. It is a poorly designed neighborhood which allows one to easily become distracted to where they have been. At one point I came out on Princeton Blvd., which I knew put me back onto Ogdon so I just began the journey home.

I did go through some of the side streets in Wenonah (8) including a ride by the Swim Club but like Oak Valley, there is a lot more of this neighborhood and town I could bike through. As I exited onto Mantua Avenue, I opted to take Bankbridge Road instead of back tracking to Cattell. Following this road put (9) Bridlewood Estates on my right so I did bike through this small development. I then got back to Delsea Drive and headed for 5 points again.

It was here that I choose to make a left onto Delsea Drive, passing Willow Ridge (5) on my right and continuing a path I did earlier this month which led to making a right on Good Intent Road. This now put me back in the Blackwood Terrace (10) area along with Hunters Gate and Heritage Woods (11). As I exited Heritage Woods onto Good Intent Road, I was now close to the Blackwood Lake by Church Street. Still having a couple miles to home, I noticed that 50 miles on the day was within my reach so like many times before, I used the surrounding neighborhoods off of Railroad Avenue (12), Blackwood estates (13) and Grenloch Park Manor (1) by zig zagging along until I hit the half century mark.

I realized something else today, the cold doesn't bother me. After a couple miles I'm actually sweating. I dress appropriately so I manage the conditions. The heat on the other hand definitely knocked me out a few times this summer. It has been a great weekend for biking.

 

 

 

 

DECEMBER 21, 2015
Today's adventure was the Gloucester Township Health and Fitness Trail,
Grenloch and Extended neighborhoods

Gloucester Township Health and Fitness Trail
The Gloucester Township Health and Fitness Trail, formerly known as the Blackwood Railroad Trail, is a paved bicycle/pedestrian path in Blackwood, Gloucester Township. The bikeway is constructed on an abandoned railroad right-of-way and connects neighborhoods with schools and recreational facilities. One of the trail's highlights is the restored railroad caboose adjacent to the right-of-way near West Church Street.

The trail begins at Brown and East Atlantic avenues, where there is limited space to park cars. It passes through a wooded area before going under New Jersey Route 42, also know as the North-South Freeway. After crossing Clementon Avenue, the trail enters the woods again.

Once out of the woods, Washington Avenue is on the right and a ball field and play lot are on the left. Now running parallel to West Railroad Avenue, the trail passes a large athletic complex with three baseball fields. The trail continues past residential neighborhoods before crossing Elaine Avenue and ending at Main Street by Grenloch Lake.

Gloucester Township Health and Fitness Trail

State(s): New Jersey
Counties: Camden
Length: 6.0 miles
Trail end points: Brown Ave. at Atlantic Ave.
to Main St. at Glenloch Lake
Trail surfaces: Asphalt

Extended Neighborhoods
Basically I just went off the trail at any cross street neighborhood that it intersected with. This is for the sole purpose of adding extra mileage. I did a zig Zag pattern throughout. .

 

Instagram Post: (1) It's Christmas week! Three straight days of #biking outside. Today was about 20 degrees warmer than the weekend. I finally returned to the #gloucestertownshiphealthandwellnesstrail however was only on it at the end of the ride. Everything else was around the trail through neighborhoods. I was only at the most 3.5 miles from home. I did come home and did 1000 #abcrunches Now time to get ready for work. Rain in the forecast for tomorrow but hopefully I can sneak in a ride. The last three days have been wonderful. #FightForIt #FitDontQuit

 

DECEMBER 22, 2015
Today's adventure was Midnight Madness!
(Grenloch Park Manor & Blackwood Estates)

So this was a very interesting experience. I got home from work around 11pm and noticed the moon. I was bright, lit up the sky and I was drawn to it (NOT in a vampire kinda way, more I Jack Nicholson Joker in Batman kinda way). I immediately thought this would be cool to bike in. About a half hour later I was on my bike. I was just going to go around my neighborhood. Honestly it wasn't even worthy of a blog entry but then something mysterious happened. I found myself really enjoying the Christmas decorations around the neighborhood. I stopped for a selfie with my bike and an inflatable Santa Claus. At some point I decided I would go into the adjacent neighborhood. Now I've been through these neighborhoods many, many times so I was very familiar with them and I wasn't worried about the time of day or the darkness. Honestly, my lights and the street lights were plenty of light.

As I was biking I realized that for the first time this season I really felt in the holiday spirit. Another amazing thing happened on this ride as well. I usually have my ipod on but I didn't bring it (I didn't expect to be biking). So I just listened to the sounds of the environment around me. Guess what? There was no sounds. No cars, no people, nothing. Just the sound of my tires on the road. It was surreal. I really enjoyed it. This was an unexpected ride of 6.2 miles, but it ranks up there in my favorite rides of all time. Its also the first time I explored biking at night. I'll do this again. What an amazing, impromptu experience.

 

Instagram Post: (1) The moon is calling me tonight! It's pretty spectacular. This picture doesn't do it justice. Weather wise it's gorgeous right now. I wanna go #biking by the pale moonlight (2) Midnight #biking Madness!! The moon was awesome. Made me want to take my bike out. Once outside I biked around my neighborhood looking at the Christmas decorations. I then biked through the adjacent neighborhood. The weather was perfect. Not a soul or car around. Talk about serenity! I'm doing this again & I actually biked 6.2 miles! Bonus!! It's special because it's the first time I've biked at night. A lot of pictures for the blog, but right now enjoy these. #FitDontQuit #FightForIt

 

DECEMBER 22, 2015
Instagram Post: The rain forced in inside for the pre-work workout. I did a mile warm up on the #eliptical then the #recumbentbike for 20 miles in 52 minutes (it's about 23 mph), 800 #abcrunches finally another mile or so on the #eliptical A sweat drenched shirt equals solid workout #biking #FightForIt #FitDontQuit

 

DECEMBER 23, 2015
Instagram Post: Fog & Rain don't make for good outdoor #biking conditions so to the #recumbentbike I go. 30 miles & 1000 #abcrunches later Im feeling good. I've become that work out adrenaline needed to feel good person (how did this happen to me?). Have a great day people #FitDontQuit #FightForIt

 

DECEMBER 24, 2015
Instagram Post: Christmas Eve workout in the books. 25 miles on the #recumbentbike 24 workouts in 24 days. Taking the next couple days off and enjoying the holidays. That is why I worked so hard the last 3 weeks or so. #biking #FitDontQuit but remember to #EnjoyLife

 

DECEMBER 27, 2015
Instagram Post: Still spending time with the family this Christmas season in PA. No bike but did go for a walk on the #perkiomentrail with @crobromo this morning. Trappe Road to Third Ave and back. About 5 miles (10k) in steps. Good to get the blood moving after being inside for a couple days #walking #FightForIt #FitDontQuit

 

DECEMBER 28, 2015
Instagram Post: The rain forced in inside for the pre-work workout. I did a mile warm up on the #eliptical then the #recumbentbike for 20 miles in 52 minutes (it's about 23 mph), 800 #abcrunches finally another mile or so on the #eliptical A sweat drenched shirt equals solid workout #biking #FightForIt #FitDontQuit

 

DECEMBER 29, 2015
Instagram Post: I felt so sluggish & depressed today. I feel like my workout was simply going through the motions. The numbers aren't bad but I have performed better. I'm going with the theory it's better to do something rather then nothing today. Hopefully I wake up with better self esteem tomorrow. #biking #recumbentbike #FitDontQuit #FightForIt

 

DECEMBER 30, 2015
Instagram Post: Well after last night I felt depressed, sluggish & not motivated. The likes & positivity from all of you helped a lot so Thank You. Tonight after work, I went light on cardio (for me anyway) 20 miles #biking on the #recumbentbike About 2.75 miles on the #eliptical 500 #abcrunches I also utilized the rest of the equipment in my #HomeGym as I am beginning a more well rounded routine. I hit about 75% of my weight goal & maintained it for 3 months in 2015. I need to do the last 25% now. My plan is to go hard core after it from Jan 1 to my bday on March 6. Then maintain for 10 weeks until the family beach vacation in June which will be 1 year since I decided to change my life. I miss #biking outside. These work mid shifts are killing my mojo! #FightForIt #FitDontQuit

 

DECEMBER 31, 2015
Instagram Post: As we say goodbye to 2015 I will look back on it and think how grateful I am that I evaluated myself & said, I'm not good enough. Through mental discipline & hard work I truly became a better me. The support from all of you out there kept me focused & inspired. Grateful to everyone that liked, commented & supported me on this journey. Now to top it in 2016! My final #biking activity was 30 miles + 1000 #abcrunches #FightForIt #FitDontQuit