219 to be exact. Now that my weight is heading the direction on the scale, the time of year is coming that seems to help me become a well-marbled individual. A lot like a steak, to be exact so I am working a plan to continue my quest to become 85% lean. To be honest, I am enjoying being able to tie my own shoes without it seeming like a major accomplishment working around my belly. I also like showing my wife how I can take my pants off without unbuttoning them. I am still in that no mans land of too chubby to wear 34s (I'd like to wear them but I am still to fat) but too skinny for my 36s.
I love riding my bike and it has been a major contribution to helping me lose weight. My love for riding my 11 year-old Giant road bike ends as soon as the cold sets in. Yes, I am too wimpy to ride in the cold. My solution, introduce spinning at work. We have an aerobics room at work. Ascent Cycling has agreed to give us a brown-bag session at lunch on the benefits of spinning, and what we need to help kick the program off. We are planing on using DVDs developed by Carmicheal Training Systems to lead the class and using our bikes on trainers since good spinning bikes are too expensive. I hope to begin class by mid-October.
I have also started a wellness group at work to help give people at our site options to start moving, live a healthier life style, and getting into shape. My hope is that we get a model going that works for us here in Colorado Springs so that other Quantum sites can copy and tweak to their culture. So if any of you have any suggestions, I would enjoy hearing from you.
Pikes Peak Sports will be one of the sources I will provide to the group. We have talked about picking 6 races held in the Springs and using them as stages to our overall championship challenge starting in January.