By Ganteng Boy
Why are you doing this?
1. Reduce my carbon footprint
2. Control my energy levels during the day
3. Maximize my physical and cardiovascular strength
4. I never regret eating ice cream/dessert/beer/etc for dinner
How are you doing this?
It takes 2 weeks of conscious effort to make something into a habit.
With the move to Austin, I decided to reduce my carbon footprint and ride my bike to work everyday – with the exception of Friday. I like to wear my boots to work on casual Friday; boots are tough to fit in my backpack.
I ride my bike with two backpacks. The red backpack has: bike lock, dress shoes, running shoes. The brown backpack has: work laptop, dress pants, button up shirt, under shirt, belt, boxers and running shorts.
What’s with the excessive clothing?
When I arrive at the office, I go through my morning routine: shower, do my hair, say a few positive affirmations (can’t compliment enough of how good looking you are, ya know?). When it gets closer to 11:30PM, I work out at the gym with my coworker. I typically go through a set of different high intensity, light to medium weight routine. No cross-fit here.
When do you ever eat?
I space out my meals to several small snacks. Most of my meals are veggies, fruits, and a very small protein meal (chicken or beef) after my noon time workout. The best part is dinner time. I eat whatever I want. Caution: this exact routine may not work for everyone.
When work is done, and it is time to go home, I hop back on my bike and ride back home. So that is a total of 3 miles every day biking, or 18 miles biking a week. I have been biking to work and working out during lunch for the past 2 weeks. I plan to do this routine for another year, and track my progress. It’s possible that my six packs turn into eight packs – now that’s capitalism!