I am also Trikking I been getting stronger by fighting the steep hills and being stubborn about my limits. I will get stronger.
I am also sticking to a strict 1800 calorie a day 60 carb per meal diet and that has improved my blood sugar
I went from a size 50 to a size 44 and from 3xl shirts to 2xl shirts that is huge change and that was from me dropping 20 lbs
I am really feeling great and nothing and no one will ever affect my peace again.