Easter is a long holiday with plenty food to go on. Surviving 3 – 4 days with too much food can be a big battle for everyone. Everywhere you go, you get food and drinks and seeing people eating makes you hungry. Having friends and family around you at the table or near a fire […]
I started cycling again this weekend. Managed to complete 8.8 miles before my knee started to hurt. I was pleased with that though. Next weekend hopefully get back to the 10 mile barrier and then beyond.
Now the better weather is starting, I will also start riding to work. Trouble is I need some new gear. I need a fashion lover to help me find something suitable. I’ll ask my friend Hollie (hollielisa).
I have always enjoyed cycling, and it was a cornerstone of my previous weight loss success. I have got two very good bikes, a Marin Muirwoods 29er hybrid for rough terrain and casual road use, and a Marin Argenta A6 for road only use. It’s now time to put some miles on them.
I use Endomondo to work out suitable routes in the area, and then my iPhone/Apple Watch tracks what I do. It works really well, and gives me a log of what I have done. The results can be shared to Facebook, Twitter etc., so that others can see your progress.
So, in truth I’ve been a bit of a bad boy in the last couple of years. Due to some quite distressing events in my personal life, I have let myself go quite a bit. I’m not as heavy as I was when I started my weight loss journey, but I’ve put most of it back on.
Lets set the scene with why I got here:-
- July 2015, my father died
- July 2016 my wife left me
- December 2016 safe to say I had a bit of a breakdown
So what has changed:-
- January 2017 Started a new job
What am I going to do?
- Try to eat healthier
- Definitely get more exercise
- Try and keep a positive attitude going
What am I not going to do?
Go on another crash diet. Although the last one got rid of the weight, it also caused me a life threatening illness.