I have everything I need, and most of what I want. But I want to save up for the big things I’m a-gonna need someday—a house? A PhD fund? Travel to Europe, New York, and the Queen Charlotte Islands?
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How I did it: Went to a trainer once a week, biked to work 3-5 times a week, added one or two hardcore workouts every week (Grouse Grind, long run. etc), and most importantly, I meticulously tracked everything I ate for about two months -- until I got the hang of estimating calories required vs calories I just want to eat because they're generally delicious.. Also, picked a reasonable goal and time frame, and looked up online calculators to… Read how I did it…
How I did it: Built in a transportation budget for biking. It's cheaper to get my bike serviced than to pay $20/week for bus tickets, I tell you. Got enough gear to cut out potential weather-related excuses Started biking consistently when the weather got nice anyway. Read how I did it…
Overall, I like my job. It’s a good job. But some months I hate it, and it’s not making the most of my talents or interest. Also, the contract runs out in a year and a half.
I want develop a plan that will actually take me somewhere interesting and inspiring in the next five years!
It’s about 5km to work, with one steeeeeeep downhill at the start, and a short but brutal uphill near the very end. Doable, but still sweaty work!
And biking home is always great. I biked every day for 6 weeks in the fall. I think I can convince myself to do it again.
Helpful: get a rack and panniers, and tune up my bike. Poor bike gets left outdoors in the cold, rainy winter.