A teary eyed Jack is hardly the image of the happy cyclist, but he was frustrated because we went out the "wrong" door. Toddlers really thrive on routine! He was fine within a few blocks, then proceeded with his usual yelling of "go, go. go" and pointing out of a certain bucket that he always tells me about as we pass.
The weather was warm and sunny with dark stormy clouds filling the horizon. I would like to say that I took a long ride, but I didn't. I just wasn't feeling it today, but I did it and when I got home I felt slightly better for it. I'm not being physically beaten lately, it's the mental side that is really holding me down. I can't shake the feeling of exhaustion and disappointment in my lack of progress as far as the scales are concerned. My logical side knows low spots and plateaus are to be expected, but my emotional side is disappointed by the fact that I weigh more than I've ever weighed in my life. I've also been having allergic reactions daily and taking medication that makes me sleepy, so that isn't helping matters. I get fed up with grumbling about it too, I like to be positive, but its really hard sometimes.
Jack, of course had a lovely time and seeing as he is my reason for getting out on the bike anyway, I shall just keep riding for his benefit, until I start to feel better about it for myself. I know any day now I will snap out of it, as long as I still take a ride every day until then, I can still consider myself accomplished. Looking at his sweet face helps too!
My veggies are doing really good and this weekend we're going to get busy putting them in the ground. I'm very pleased that we'll have a garden, as it will make healthy eating a little more affordable. I think I may have over done it a bit on the veggies, because we simply don't have enough veggie beds to put them all in. I have a feeling this weekend will find Kyle and I busy in the garden. I love gardening and find it very therapeutic, so hopefully that will help me kick the sour mood. Thank goodness for the 30 days of biking, holding me true to my aspirations!