Since I've been so serious with my diet I decided to add in exercise as well. A friend gave me a bike that they weren't using and I've been having a blast with it.
The first time I went for a ride I assumed that since I walk 5 miles I would be able to bike 10 miles easily. When I turned around at 5 miles I was already tired. By the time I hit 8 miles I knew there was NO way I would be able to make it home. I called my Grandpa who was luckily home and asked him to bring his truck to pick me up. Since then I've learned my lesson and I make sure to eat more than 2 eggs before a ride. I've also had to find something to take to eat on the trail because normally I would just grab a sugar filled gel. Now I fill a sandwich bag with 2 T almond butter and eat it like a gel half way through my ride for a quick 190 calories!
Normally I start working out, take a day off and then I don't go again for a few weeks. The past two weeks though have been a different story. Now I force myself to take a day off and then crave a workout. I think it's become less about burning calories and more about having fun and getting out. Having a great book on tape while I ride also helps.
I also make sure to find a shady bench, take all my gear off, relax and eat my almond butter before I head home.