Starting in the Fall of 2012 I started biking and swimming more semi-regularly. The scale was hovering around 198, and I felt it going up the stairs to my 3rd floor apartment. I also remember a patient commenting that I was huffing and puffing on a particularly busy day – and that was without stairs!
In 2013 I am going to do my first 5 borough bike tour, a goal I had a long time ago. In 2014 I want to do a century. I am going to need a new bike for that. My every day bike is a 1970’s Schwinn Continental. 🙂
Between biking and swimming alone, and slight dietary changes, as of Feb 2013 I have lost around 15 pounds, slowly, without too much effort. Just doing these activities 1-4 times a week, and sometimes not at all. It still has made a difference! Like Afib, my routine is regularly irregular. 🙂
Now if only I can find a natural form of exercise to work out my abs, besides sex since there ain’t none of that happening lately. I would love to integrate more yoga, too, which would could help in the ab department. I also am taking a swim course, so with better strokes I hear it might help my abs too.